Friday, July 18, 2014

Santa Barbara Palm Trees - 5x7

The part that drew me to this scene was that intensely blue sky, how flat the sand looks, and how the palm trees were reaching up so gracefully... I kind of want to paint this on a very large scale sometime. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Monday, July 14, 2014

Yellow Flowers on the Bluffs - 8x10

The part that drew me to this piece was the shrubbery on the path, I really liked how bright the flowers on top were, contrasted with the dark underside.  It also gave me a chance to paint those bluish purplish shadows that I love, and that little peek of the ocean on the left. 

Oil on stretched linen, 8x10 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Butterfly Beach, Montecito California - 8x8

I love painting that orange glow on the mountains and cliffs. To me it's what makes sunsets so beautiful around here. 

Oil on cradled panel, 8x8 inches