Both of these paintings were the demonstration paintings for two workshops that I taught at the city of Lakewood. The students learned how to plan a composition, mix colors and different brush techniques. Our next workshop will be starting Saturday at 1:00 September15 at Del Valle Park in Lakewood. For registration call 562-866-9771 ext 2408 or www.lakewoodcity.org/recreation
Many people ask me why I don't paint other things besides waves. But I know that painting the sea is both a a challenge and a passion. I am learning everyday and still need to learn a lot more. Just painted this one yesterday on location at Talbert Channel. It was great to paint and swim.
11"x14" oil on linen panel. Scanned image has some cropping.
I have been making a point to paint and swim at Sunset Beach lately. The weather has been hot this last week but perfect for a morning swim at low tide at Sunset Beach. Venture out with me over these little swells, then over the shore break to the outside where it is calm and you can lay sunny side up and enjoy. This painting comes complete with sand particles because it was painted on location. 9x12 linen panel.
I was fortunate to paint with Erin Dertner in June. She did a wonderful demonstration of this view all in palette knife. Here is my interpretation using a brush. I tried a little palette knife texture down on the ice plant. This is a new type view for me since I usually go for the waves.
"Fire and Ice" 9" x12" oil on canvas panel.
Having a diversion from all the blue seascapes and decided to paint these flowers growing in my own yard. They are grown from bulbs that I picked up at a nursery on one of our road trips to Mendocino, where you can see them growing everywhere.
"Pink Belladonnas" 6"x8" oil on Raymar Panel
Here it is, another day in August in Southern California. You would think that June would be over by now, but I have read recently that this morning gloom we have been having have to do with the melting icebergs that send large currents of cold water down to mix with our warm air. So we get lots of misty mornings as you can see in this painting called "Sea foam Mist". The sun comes out in the late morning and brings promise for a beautiful day.