Saturday, December 26, 2009


"RECYCLING" (9 x 12 oil on canvas) Reference Photo
This image is at the north end of 10, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico City. I made a Graphite Sketch and submitted it to Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout blog. Then after hours of wandering through the city and tagging several potential painting locations, I came back to this same image. There was quite a bit of clutter behind the horse and cart which was removed to improve the composition.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


NIPOMO BARN (5x7 oil on Masonite)
I have been a member of the Santa Maria Bonsai Club for years, and write our club's Blog. For our end of year party we have a Santa Maria style barbecue, a bonsai demonstration, and gift exchange. For the last several years I have created a small oil painting as my gift. I like to include an interesting tree in the composition. I found this great tree framing an old barn just south of Nipomo Ca.