Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year from Encinitas

Here's a plein-air knife study that was done just before xmas at Batiquitos Lagoon.
This was a gift with frame..

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Golden horse

An alla-prima study of a golden horse bookend...on panel. I tried to maintain a clean brushstroke manner, i.e. no render monkeying...

Bargue 30 phew

this was the gnarliest so far

bargue 29

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Gray day haze

It was a cool week of weather here in socal so I practiced some color study at the lagoon...with a knife...

Van oil brushy sketch

I've been wanting to start on my brushwork with color so I did this in workshop as a start...

Swamis more knife

Been busy, here's some more knifing..

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Oil quicksketch

I had a little paint left over and did a 25 min quick sketch outdoors with some fruit. I need to work on my brushmanship...

Palette knife wetland

I'm learning more about color and light effects but its really hard in practice..this is another plein air knife sketch

Figure with palette knive

I didn't get to finish it but it was my first attempt a painting a figure using just the knife...a lot of mixing and a lot of paint...

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Yours charcoal

Not the clearest photo of it . But I'm happy with the original...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Me in another incarnation..maybe

From my sketchbook..that's all.

Just around the corner

Plein air study with palette knife. More struggling with color and knife. Fun palms though.

Metal jug with palette knife

Another study of a metal jug using only my trusty knife and looking for color...8by12

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lime and Red Onion

I branched out with the palette knife and did a small still life as a change.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Old school veggies

Just finished varnishing this study I did a couple of months back. A very tonal painting, onion and avocado... 6 by 8"

High key-low key study

A quick study of a gun I did with a high keyed limited palette. I wanted to mix all my grays and I had to.

Friday, September 7, 2007

High key palette knife

The man with knife series continued..albeit with way more color...

Thursday, August 30, 2007

More palette knife...

Another in the "use only a knife" outdoor series.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Finally finished this drawing, started from life, finished at home.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Gouache sketch

A gouache sketch from the great outdoors today..

Latest Bargue

Ran out of raw umber..used burnt umber. This one was a lot of work..

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Seaside rocks

My third pure palette knife plein aire..a little less rocky or even "rockier"?

Bargue continued

I switched over to painting Bargue studies.

Cherry Pie

My friend's last piece of pie, painted in north light before he ate it..

Swamis by the knife

My second pure knife plein aire.


A doggy portrait for a gift.

Pure palette knife plein aire

My first attempt to paint outdoors using only a palette knife.

Some Recent Oil Sketches

Small outdoor studies...