Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fall Trees - Acrylic

Fall Trees - Acrylic on Canvas
The season has changed and the leaves are awesome this year. With every time of the day a different tree comes alive with glowing color. Colors I could not resist painting. I had an art studio tour a few weeks ago and thought I should hurry and do a couple of fall trees to display. These are two that I came up with.

11x14 Acrylic on Canvas "Plum Tree"
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11x14 Acrylic on Canvas "Fall Morning"
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This Painting was done before the 2 trees above. I did this in my studio working from a photo I took near Asilomar, Ca.

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas"Path to the Sea"
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

River Plein Aire Painting

 Plein Air Painting Sailor's Bar, American River

I've been working hard cleaning my studios and getting ready for the
Art Studio Trek Next weekend in Roseville, Rocklin and Granite Bay,
California.  I had to stop and sign and paint the edges of several paintings.
Came across this Plein Aire painting I worked on about 1 hour at the river
That never got finished. Here is the photo I brought home for reference
and below that is my quick block in, done on site.

Today in the studio I lightened the sky and warmed up the hillside and added detail to the berry vines. I decided to calm down the water to make it less busy and give the eye somewhere to rest. Also broke up the shore line across the river with rocks to slow your eye moving across the painting.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Finished Work in Progress

Step 5... Final painting except for signing it.

Oregon Coast, 24x24 Acrylic on Canvas

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Studio Paintings

Acrylic on canvas 24x12.... Valley Oak

 This weeks work in progress photos.

Step 1...... under painting and background

Step 2... Foreground underpainting and establishing big shapes.

Step 3.... Working forward highlighting the ocean waves and cove.

Step 4... Adding foreground vegetation.

Step 5... Look for final adjustments to this painting in a day or two. I need to work on the ocean coming into the cove and also do some value adjustments on the dried plant life.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Acrylic Landscapes

Studio Paintings

Here is the final adjustments to this painting. The overall exposure may be slightly different from the last photo posted.

16x20 acrylic on canvas... Cabo, Winter Skyline

This is my next landscape painting I just worked on. This is along the Oregon coast near Canon Beach.

18x24 acrylic on canvas...untitled

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cabo, Winter Skyline

Studio Painting

This is the first and second layers of this painting. Now it is time for the final value adjustments and highlighting layer. I will post the final painting soon.

16x20 acrylic on canvas... Cabo, Winter Skyline

American River


Adjustments to Plein Air Painting

Back in the studio I made final adjustments to my Plein Air painting. I changed the value of the sun, highlighted the river and defined some of the brush in the foreground. 

16x20 acrylic on canvas, Sailor's Bar....American River

Monday, March 4, 2013

Title 42



First Plein Air painting in years. Spent about 1 1/2 hours at the Sacramento River while hubby was fishing. I had a great time but am getting to old to sit on the rocks and paint. Really need to use my chair next time. 

It was late afternoon to dusk. The sun was low in the sky and just peeking through the dark grey clouds. It was March 2, 2013.

The painting could still use some final highlighting and value tweeking back in my studio. I used a brush and a palette knife to do the painting.

16x20 acrylic on canvas, Sailor's Bar....American River

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Last Work In Progress from Cabo

 Last work in progress painting from Cabo.

This is the last painting from this trip to Cabo. I have work in progress photos of this one. I could sure use another month here to really get in a painting mode. There is lots of inspiration to be had here.

Acrylic on canvas board. "Travelers Palm and Peacock"

Stage One

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Completed paintings from Cabo

Completed painting with final adjustments.

This painting is complete, at least until I get home. Heading home early tomorrow morning from Cabo.

Acrylic on canvas board. Cabo San Lucas Country Club.

Second painting from Cabo

Acrylic on watercolor paper. " Cabo Dusk"z

Third painting from Cabo

Acrylic on watercolor paper.  "Cabo Butterfly"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Painting in Cabo

   I'm here in Cabo San Lucas. Trying to get some painting done here but every time I get started someone is ready to do something and I have to stop. So I'm not getting on a roll with this painting, working in spurts, but I thought it would be fun to do a work in progress on my blog. So here we go....


This is a rough start. Have to correct the perspective on the left post. The scene out our bedroom door included a palm tree which I changed to a cactus from the side yard. The scene includes the golf course and distant hills.


I'm painting from life and from my reference photos.

Day 2

Day 3 

Stay tuned for future updates to  the painting.