Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Real and Invented California Landscapes

California Brush, Oil 6 x 6. This is part of the 50 paintings in 50 days. This is from a friend photo of some California brush.

Cows in a Dot Field, Oil 6 x 6. This is from a photo a friends had and I invented around the cows, for some interest and fun. I have use these dots before to spunk up a painting. Fun

Higher Country, Oil 6 x 6. This is also from a friend photo. When your driving from the west to the east in California the ground/landscape changes more rocks until you get into woods. Great landscapes.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

50/50 Paintings, Still More

Red Ridge, Oil, 6 x 6 This is an Invented Landscape, had to add red to the group.

Farm Lines, Oil 6 x 6, Another Invented Landscape, what you see when you drive by fast by a farm out of the corner of your eye.

The Road Less Traveled, Oil 6 x 6. Invented Landscape, once again those farms you see out of the corner of your eye when your driving, have these long roads, going somewhere. I did this really big a year or so ago and always liked it.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

California Landscapes Invented and Real

Santa Cruz, Oil 6x6. This is from a photo a friend took of a beach over look in Santa Cruz. Bright yellow colors.

Sypglass Bluff, Oil 6x6. We stayed at a hotel down by Pismo beach over the 4th of July and this is the view I could see from my hotel room. Looking back north towards San Lusio Obispo. Great view out the door with colors changing every few minutes.

Invented Farm House, Oil 6x6. This is what I see when driving by farms on hwy 101. Not sure who lives there, what they do, what they plant, but its always a cool landscape.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More 50/50 Paintings

Barn at Ano Nuevo, Oil 6x6. This is what you see when you are walking the trial out to see Elephant Seals, and you look back.

The Farm, Oil 6x6. This is an invented landscape, what I see when I am riding in a car and drive by some kind of small farm house off to the side, all fields no house.

Going South on Hwy 101, Oil 6x6. I took a photo while going down highway 101 towards San Lusio Obispo, before Paso Robles.

Sanchez Art Center 50/50

These are all 6x6 oils on panels. The theme is California Landscapes, real and invented. They will be in the 5th Annual Sanchez Art Center's 50/50 show. 50 small artworks in 50 days by 70 artists. This is a great show, opening is August 23 7:30pm for general admission and 6pm for preview. Check out their site at All artworks are for sale. My landscapes are $110. with tax, 30 percent that goes to Sanchez, for their center. This is one of their biggest fund raisers.