November 27, 2017

Fall Vineyard

Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

The colors in Wine Country in the Fall are wonderful. The vines turning red and gold, while the grasses spring up bright green with the first rains.

November 17, 2017

November 10, 2017

Open Studios This Weekend

450 Duboce Avenue
November 11 & 12   11am – 6pm

I have a lot of new paintings on display, and Billy and Jeff have a lot to show as well.

November 4, 2017

Blue Boy II

Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 8 inches

A larger version of the previous painting. I tried to keep it as loose, but detail crept in, and I'm not sure it's helping.

November 2, 2017

Berry picking

Acrylic on Panel - 4 x 6 inches

Painting some smaller panels because it's easier to leave detail out. Must find a way to adapt this to larger surfaces.

November 1, 2017

October 31, 2017


Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches

I think that even though she may like his guitar playing, that she might prefer he help row them out of the reeds.

October 30, 2017


Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 6 inches

Home to the Harvey Milk Rec Arts Center and the Harvey Milk Photo Center, atop Duboce Park in foggy San Francisco as the sun is trying to make an appearance.

October 22, 2017


Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 8 inches

A trio of women from the Bay to Breakers who decided to dress like bunnies, pause to discuss their post-race plans.

October 21, 2017


Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

I have lots of snapshots from the farmer's market, so I'm not sure if this really is Astrid, but it looks kinda like her.

October 8, 2017

Mission Storm Break

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches

Another view of the rainy Mission District in San Francisco, this time, it's starting to clear up, but still very wet. I like rainy days like this, which is good, because we're hurtling toward this kind of weather again.

October 7, 2017

October 6, 2017


Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches

Sometimes the shapes and colors in the water are more compelling than the scene they reflect.

October 5, 2017

Atypical Clouds

Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches

Painting the skies in Northern California can be boring. Either completely blue or completely gray. As fall approaches, things get a little more interesting.

July 15, 2017

July 13, 2017

Mother and Child

Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 8 inches

One more go at it. I'm including some steps along the way, not just to show the process, but I met with a painter over the weekend who was filming his painting process and discovered that some of this work seemed better at some stage along the way other than the finished product.

Even the the lighting is wrong in the three photos I took to show the process, I think I prefer the looser brushwork. Hmmm.

July 11, 2017

Mother and Child

Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 8 inches

First in a series, for a challenge sent by my father. The photo was difficult to work from because it was back lit and most of the faces were in shadow, but a challenge isn't supposed to be easy.

June 23, 2017


Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

For this sketch, I took various elements that I saw from the same vantage point and combined them into a new composition. It was liberating to be able to edit so much out of the scene.

June 21, 2017

Mother and Child

Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches

This is a very loose sketch on top of a print as a test. I wish I could paint this way more often. It just flowed out of my brush.

June 16, 2017

Harding At Night

Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

The old Harding Theater, on Divisadero, is a bit of a ghost ship that is in the process of being reborn as something new.

June 14, 2017

Sun Day

Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 6 inches

Someone in the neighborhood likes sitting on the steps just as the sun comes over the rooftops.

May 31, 2017

May 12, 2017


Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 6 inches

I spied them sitting in the plexiglass case by the coffee counter, and decided to take home an image of them instead of all those calories.