Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sunset at Butterfly - 5x7

More of this beautiful Butterfly Beach sunset. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Biltmore Wall - 5x7

More for my Butterfly Beach series.  I felt  like these guys were purposefully posing for me. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Eureka South Dakota II - Landscape Oil Painting - 6x12

Now that Christmas is over I can post a couple of these Christmas commissions that I did.  This was one of my favorites. 

Oil on cradled panel, 6x12 inches

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Yesterday's News Press Article

In case you missed it: 

It's so encouraging that God keeps choosing to bless me this way.  Time and time again he opens doors that should be impossible, even when I feel like my art is terrible.  
It's enormously clear to me that nothing I do is by my own merit, skill, or talent.  It's only by God's blessing and grace that I'm able to make my living as an artist. 
There were so many times this past year where I took a step of faith (even just a little one!) and the day after I would get a call  with a new show opportunity, commission, news article, award, etc. Things that just shouldn't happen! 

I can't say that I learned how to be an awesome artist this year, but I can say my God is an awesome God. 

Merry Christmas everyone. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Butterfly Beach Cliffs - 12x12

This is one of those paintings that I'm liking more and more the longer I let it sit.  I wasn't super thrilled with it the day that I finished, but now I'm glad I stopped when I did.  

Oil on panel, 12x12 inches 
Available at Divine Inspiration Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Butterfly Beach - 6x12

Look for a write up of my DI Gallery show in the Santa Barbara News Press tomorrow (Dec. 23), there should be pictures, yay!

Oil on canvas panel, 6x12 inches

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December Nocturne - 6x12

Good news! Part of my show at Divine Inspiration Gallery will remain up until March 2012.  So those of you who didn't get a chance to see it still have time.   I will also be adding some new pieces to the show, hooray!

Oil on 2" cradled panel, 6x12 inches

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Palm Avenue - 5x7

The more I work on these night scenes the more I like them.  There will definitely be more of these in the future. 

In other news, I'm opening my studio this week for all you last minute Christmas shoppers :) Just send me an email if you would like to stop by! 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rainy Day at Rincon - 8x10

This is by far my favorite of the recent rainy day scenes. 

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Coastal Roadside - Ventura Landscape Painting - 4x8

I've always been drawn to these fields, but I could never capture them (since the view was from the 101).  Luckily traffic was at a stand still one day, perfectly accommodating me. 

Oil on canvas panel, 4x8 inches

Monday, December 12, 2011

Clouds Over Rincon - 4x8

Still loving these clouds. 

Oil on canvas panel, 4x8 inches

Saturday, December 10, 2011

View from 101 - 8x10 - & 2nd Christmas Boutique

I'm not usually a fan of gray days, but it turns out I am a fan of rainy days :) I saw this scene while I was driving home from Ventura one afternoon.  

Also, don't miss the Carpinteria Women's Club Annual Christmas Boutique tomorrow afternoon! I'll be there selling prints, daily paintings, mini ACEO sized paintings for only $25, and more! There's also a raffle and food, it should be lots of fun, and a great way to get original Christmas gifts :) 

Sunday (tomorrow!) December 11, 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
1059 Vallecito Rd. 
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Carpinteria Nocturne - 5x7

Today was wonderful! That's all I have to say, more details later :) 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Night Palm - 5x7

It's really a challenge to photograph these night scenes without getting too much glare, I think I almost have it figured out.  

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

November Nocturne - Christmas Special #3

Another special Christmas auction, the starting bid for this piece will be just $49.  

Oil on Ampersand Gessobord 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Night Church - 5x7

I'm starting on a series of night scenes.  So far I'm really enjoying the change in color and mood, I think this is going to be a great exercise.  

Oil on Ampersand Gessobord panel, 5x7 inches 

Friday, December 2, 2011

White Egret - 4x4 - Christmas Special #2

Just like yesterday this auction will start at just $20.  

Oil on canvas panel, 4x4 inches

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tiny Tangerine - 4x4 - Christmas Special

I'll be starting the bidding for this painting at only $20.  A little painting for a little price :) 

Oil on canvas panel, 4x4 inches