Friday, November 23, 2012

"Crystalline Pines" oil 12" x 16" $550

Come join my Sorensen's Painting Retreat Dec 10-13th
We will paint together at Sorensen's Resort(in doors) and practice outdoor painting techniques. What makes this tree alive and glowing and gives it that hard to take your eyes off it, feel?
Under painting-it is a classical technique that contemporary painters and impressionist painters like myself can use. The under painting in sepia tones also compliment the cool snow. lets go paint.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Avocet" woodblock Print 8"x16" $390

Come join my Pt. Reyes Field Institute Class this December 8th!
This is a woodblock print. I use the grains of the wood to express the image.
Habitat is as much a part of a bird as its silhouette. Create a great composition by choosing three shapes and placing one in front of the other: avocet, reeds(one shape) and water(the grains of wood). Have fun with woodblocks-and use wood not lino blocks!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Painting in Petaluma offers so many outdoor choices and we went up on a hill surrounded by vineyards. We were overlooking the Live Oak Ranch.  The "golden" hills looked flat in the noon day sunlight but by 3pm the light was beautiful. Learn to start an outdoor painting and wait for the light!