Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Golden Gate Overlook

18"x24", oil on linen, available in my SF studio

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ochre Morning

Another painting currently at the Apple Frame Gallery.

18"x24", oil on linen

Drive south from Jenner

If you haven't driven the coastline from Jenner to Bodega Bay in Sonoma county, you really need to.

Here's a little painting I completed after we did the drive this last summer.

12"x16", oil on panel, available in my SF studio

Sunday, February 10, 2008


18"x24", oil on linen, available at the Apple Frame Gallery

Monterey Coast

30"x40", oil on linen, available in my SF studio

Saturday, February 09, 2008

View of Pleasant Valley

When I painted this I thought it looked great. I liked the subtle colors the strong shapes, high contrast, sense of depth, and it reminds me of Northern Utah where I grew up.

Here is what it looked like after I thought it was finished:

I sent it off to a show in Utah and didn't look at it for about a year. Once I got it back, I couldn't resist working on it some more. So I pumped up the color, softened the background, added some texture to the foreground, and softened all my edges quite a bit. Here's what it looks like now:

30"x40", oil on linen, available at the Principle Gallery

Audreys' Trade

Back before I married Jordan, I traded her roommate a painting for a gourmet dinner. I still really love this painting.

Hey Audrey, I'm still waiting for my dinner :)

Sonoma Vineyard Overlook - SOLD

Thanks Heidi!

11"x14", oil on panel, SOLD

Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday night, and time to go home

This painting sold during the last Open Studio show here in SF. I'm thinking it would work in a much bigger size...

5"x7", oil on panel, SOLD - Contact me about a high quality giclee print.

Napa Valley Art Festival

One of my next shows will be up at the Napa Valley Art Festival. It's on Saturday, May 31st, 2008 from 10am to 4pm. See you there!

Artists attending the event:

Linda Abbott
Timothy Horn
Niles Nordquist
Gary Blackwell
Debra Huse
Kristine Pallas
Sharon Calahan
Paul Kratter
Chuck Pyle
Larry Cannon
Greg LaRock
Robert Sandidge
Bill Cone
Jeanette LeGrue
Lee Sautereau
Christin Coy
Richard Lindenberg
Julia Seelos
Kevin Courter
Kim Lordier
Randall Sexton
Suzanne D'Arcy
Nancy MacDonald
J. Thomas Soltesz
Mark Farina
Ann McMillan
Carolyn Swinney
Paul Ferney
Clark Mitchell
Bryan Mark Taylor
Terri Ford
Terry Miura
Al Tofanelli
Carolyn Hesse-Low
Douglas Morgan
Keith Wicks
Darrell Hill
Zenaida Mott
Paul Youngman
Sterling Hoffmann
Ernesto Nemesio
Dennis Ziemienski

I can't remember what I named this one

"On the way to Wellsville", 5"x5", oil on board, Available at the Principle Gallery

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Principle Gallery

A windswept cypress tree on the coast between Jenner and Bodega Bay.

This painting is currently at the Principle Gallery. Email me or the Principle Gallery directly if you're interested in purchasing it. Or check it out in person if you happen to be in Alexandria VA.

12"x16", oil on panel

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Cole Valley for James #1 & #2

Here's the first two commissioned paintings of Cole Valley for James...

12"x24", oil on canvas, SOLD

12"x24", oil on canvas, SOLD

Another Petaluma painting

11"x14", oil on linen

Polaroid Series No. 3

36"x36", oil on canvas

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Petaluma Sunset

8" x 10", oil on linen

Grazing Fog

12" x 16", oil on canvas, SOLD

Cole Valley #3 - update

5" x 5", oil on board

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Another late night in the studio

I think I might be getting too old to stay up really late and still feel OK the next day :(

Here's the painting right after I finished roughly drawing it in.

Here it is finished. The glare from the florescent lights above aren't helping any, but I swear it looks sweet in person.

12"x16" oil on mounted linen

If anyone has a good name for this one, please speak up. I was up on the east bench of the Petaluma valley off of Lakeville Road.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Rain Rain Rain

I thought my new office window would be nice. But it's mostly just made me mildly depressed.