July 21, 2016

Parade Watch

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches

I tried a bigger version of this, but I found the reference photo didn't have enough reference details for me to be working at this size/detail ratio.

July 17, 2016

Rusty Three

Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches

I tried a very simplified version of this scene, starting with a very dark purple underpainting and then carving the trees out from the background with the bright greens.

July 5, 2016

Garden Path

Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches

Those red tries are like a bullfighters cape, taunting me to paint them. Promising me it will be easy. Never letting me get more than "almost" there.

June 10, 2016

Weather Check

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches

You never know what the weather is going to be in SF, from moment to moment, from neighborhood to neighborhood.

I wonder if future generations will wonder why so many paintings from the teens are of solitary figures looking at small rectangular objects in their hands.

June 8, 2016

Hill Rise

Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 5 inches

Trying to stay focused on color and not detail, I think I've managed to get the most accurate golden straw color yet. The trees, not so much.

Here's one I did on the iPhone later in the day that has more of the feel I was trying to get.