Saturday, December 31, 2011

How I Spent my Christmas Vacation

I had a full week off at Christmas time so I vowed to get out and do at least one plein air painting every day. The weather was incredible so it wasn’t too much of an effort!

Here are some of the results:


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Now that I see these together I notice that I was definitely in a “horizontal” mood!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Early Autumn

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12 x 6 pastel on sanded paper

Ok, ok. It's way past Autumn but remembering all of the bright colors on the day I painted this warmed me up today.

This painting is available at DailyPaintworks

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Leaving Town

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5 x 7 gouache on watercolor paper
This little study is from a photo I took on the way out of Borrego Springs – just as the light was fading.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bow Willow

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5 x 7 gouache on watercolor paper

Here’s a little gouache study done at Bow Willow in the Borrego Valley. I’m having a lot of fun with this medium!

The painting is available at DailyPaintworks

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Last Light–Borrego Springs

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11 x 14 oil on panel

Back to the cold, rainy weather today. So, I blew the dust off an old memory and photo of a warm, late evening walk through the little desert town of Borrego Springs.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Old Sycamore

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7 x 5 Gouache on watercolor paper

Got way too busy this week and started to neglect my painting itch so I stopped and painted this old sycamore that's been haunting me. It's been dropping leaves so fast and I wanted to catch it before it looked like winter...