December 9, 2014

Tokyo Skyline

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches

Stuck in the Air BnB waiting for my traveling companions, I painting something close to this on my iPad, using Brushes. Little did I know that the most recent update to iOS 8.1 rendered Brushes useless. No big whoop. I just had to redo it from memory (and the original photo I took). I don't think this turned out as well as that now lost iPad painting, but at least this one isn't subject to software updates.


November 8, 2014

Barn Row

Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

Another set of barns in Sonoma. They way the were piled up reminded me of old trains. Maybe I was out in the sun too long.

November 2, 2014

Summer Fence

Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

One of the last ones of the Summer, painted originally in October but I only got around to finishing it today. Another one of those ones I thought would be easy, but there were so many greens and golds fighting for attention.

October 20, 2014

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches

A colorful update to a dull one I found in the back hallway. I should really just leave these alone, but sometimes when I don't feel like starting a new one, this gets me back into the swing of things.

October 10, 2014

Concourse Trees

Acrylic on Panel - 30 x 30 inches

I need to reshoot this one when I get it back from the show. I don't think the colors are nearly this vibrant. Maybe my eyes are just tired.

This is a view of the trees that fill the concourse between the two museums in Golden Gate Park. It's a prefect spot to play bocce, and I think the city should pay old french dudes to hang out here. 

October 8, 2014

Sphynx

Acrylic on Canvas - 24 x 36 inches

I like the mix of the classic and mythical with the modern and fantastical. I thought this one would be easy, but it turned out very flat and uninteresting. There was nothing to bring the eye into the space. I softened the building a bit, which helps, but it's still not at all how I imagined.  

September 20, 2014

Negativeland

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches

I was doing some image correction in Photoshop and I mistyped and wound up looking at something like this. And I liked it. So I painted it. So there.

September 3, 2014

Foggy Trees

Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

Rubbing the sleep from my eyes, this is what I saw when I emerged from my tent, on our last camping trip.

I wanted to capture the smoky depth of the hills in the background before the  fog burned off, combined with the emerging light in the foreground. I had to work very quickly and paint the last bits from memory.

August 31, 2014

Vintner's House

Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

Back at the vineyard, I decided to paint the owner's house. He was not impressed. Me neither, now that I think about it.