Monday, February 23, 2015

Lemons II

More Lemons.  As much as I love plein air painting, I have to say my painting roots are in still life.  Again, focusing on light and shadow patterns.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


My lemon tree has a few dozen lemons coming in so I thought I'd grab a few to paint.  My palette is cad lemon yellow, cad orange, peacock blue, lavender, blue violet and burnt sienna.  My objective for this painting was to show the light and shadow, but to keep it loose.  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Balboa Park

A small watercolor (7x10) of Balboa Park.  I did this on rough paper, using a study in oil I did on location last year.  

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Riff on a Classic

I've been watching a series on youtube called "Modern Masters",  there were four episodes covering Picasso, Matisse, Dali and Degas.  (I'm sorry they didn't include any women painters such as Mary Cassatt or Georgia O'Keefe but alas...)

In watching the episode on Matisse, I was introduced to L'Escargot or the Snail.  So here are two of my interpretations of the Snail.