Sunday, November 16, 2014


Second commission from the Woodie Festival in Encinitas this year, back in September.

Cars Cars!

Today I finished two commissions that came out of the Woodie Festival in Encinitas back in September.  This very nice guy who was at the festival asked if I would do two of his cars. Very challenging but fun!  Below is the first of two.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

San Luis Obispo - "French Quarter Alley"

Another day in San Luis Obispo - after looking for sun at the coast, we headed into SLO where the fog was nowhere to be found.  Such a lovely town, great food, boutiques and coffee shops.  I had a lot of fun painting this scene, even with the many people asking me for directions.  I was of no value to them, not being a local but I did enjoy all of the students passing by and hearing about their Saturday night parties and Sunday study plans!  There are points though, when painting with watercolor that I can't really talk to anyone because I have to focus on what I'm doing with my brush or the painting will get away from me.  During the wash, when the paper is wet - I need to be careful with timing, things get get too dry or can be too wet.  So this man comes up behind me, a bit to the side - I could tell someone was there - and he started to talk to me so I said politely that I couldn't talk because the paper was wet.  He was very understanding, and proceeded to tell me that he was the gallery owner around the corner and to come see him when I was done.  So at that point I did look up!  I think he was telling the truth but I didn't follow up.  I know I should have.  Another day in San Luis Obispo.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Central California - Farm in Wine Country

I met another Artist from northern CA, in the Central Coast area, San Luis Obispo County for a long weekend of painting around SLO.  This was a back road in Templeton, close to the wine country in Central California.  The coast was socked in with fog so we kept driving inland until we found sun, and then we came upon this farm.  The rolling hills in the background were such a site. To purchase click here:

Monday, November 3, 2014


Painting of a magnolia flower from my tree.  It rained cats and dogs this weekend, finally.  But this bloom is from a reference photo I took in the spring.  To buy click here: