Plein Air in Ramona, California

Ramona Valley Plein Air Painters Logo

Settled now in beautiful Ramona, California, I’ve begun a new chapter in my painting adventures. Ramona Valley Plein Air Painters is my first attempt at getting established in the art communities of San Diego county. Plein Air, or painting on location, is a very important aspect of my artistic goals in fine art for many …

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Painting Amazing Yosemite

Elizabeth Lake Stream oil painting

Painting Amazing Yosemite-Elizabeth Lake Stream This original oil painting of the beautiful Elizabeth Lake trail, is the first in my Yosemite series. After taking dozens of photographs, I decided the lake area was my new subject. Elizabeth Lake trail head in Yosemite, departs from the Tuolumne Meadows campground, near the eastern edge of the meadows. The …

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Roses Triptych Painting

Roses, Spanish Reds Triptych oil painting

Painting flowers of any kind, especially roses, are a huge challenge to me as I tend to see so much detail when I paint that flowers are tougher than a landscape for me. The shapes are so complex but I have found a way to deal with them now that allows me so much freedom …

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Coastal Seascape: California

California Coastal Delight oil painting

Painting California Coastal Delight For this seascape painting, I used a couple of different resources to help me with the design. Off the California coast, are many great spots to stop and set up to paint. But for this painting called “Calfornia Coastal Delight”, I used a couple of ideas from some photos I took. …

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