March 24, 2015

West On Grove III

Acrylic on Canvas - 30 x 30 inches

At a patron's suggestion, ahem, I tried another version of this scene, painting not from life or source photography, but rather, the previous painting. Bigger brushes, bigger swaths of paint, and in a rushed fashion. Interestingly enough, each version shows an increase in contrast. I'm not sure why that is. Yet.

March 22, 2015


Acrylic on Panel - 14 x 11 inches

This was a commission of sorts. I thought it would be compelling to paint the lighthouse as seen at midnight, but it turned out to be a very dark mass of blue/black, so I painted an early morning light on top of that and it was much more interesting.

March 17, 2015

Tiny Grocery

Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

I have never been to San Chun Grocery, but now I can't wait! It's right here in SF on Hyde Street. 

March 7, 2015

Take Off

Acrylic on Cardstock - 6 x 4 inches

This is my entry for the Daily Paintworks Flying Spirit Challenge. I used a reference photo from the great collection of Eddie Bartley at He can tell you what specimen this is. I can only guess (but will not).