Thursday, September 29, 2011


8 x 10 pastel on sanded paper

Been way too busy at work. Not enough time to do the fun stuff - Paint! Out of frustration I dashed off this quick sketch this morning before I left for the salt mines.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pastel Demo

A while back I did a pastel demo which was recorded on video. I have since edited it into a time-lapsed version and posted it on YouTube. It's still a bit long and the finished painting underwent some much needed clean-up and revision after the demo but here it is. It's kind of fun to watch the process in high speed.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


8 x 10 oil on canvas panel

This is a favorite Michigan fly fishing spot of mine (looking away from the river, of course).

This painting is available at Daily Paintworks

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


14 x 18 pastel on PastelMat

Back to the 100 degree weather here in Southern California. So to cool off I decided to paint a much cooler scene. This is another view of Lake Huron on a cool afternoon. The wind was almost calm but there must have been a breeze of some sort because these boats were making steady progress.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Walk at the Big Lake

9 x 12 pastel on La Carte paper

I'm still going through photos from our Michigan trip. I came across the one I used for this painting and instantly remembered the cool morning when I took it. Translating it into pastels was like walking the beach again. Guess that's why we do this!

Available at Daily Paintworks