From the Junkyard

Looking west towards my uncle Fred’s house from the junkyard overlook after sunset.

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9x12in oil on linen panel

Jack Rabbit Country

I was on the north side on the ranch this morning and I set up in the fog. It cleared as I was laying in the underpainting but I struggled to match the new lighting. Mistakes were made. It took an extra pass to paint back in the missing saturation and contrast. I used too much titanium.

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9x12in oil on linen panel

Grandma’s

I lost my light about halfway into this painting and had to finish it up at home but that was ok because I could paint this house from memory. If I wanted to roll back time I could add in the ancient valley oak, the orchard with neon orange persimmons, the vegetable garden off to the right trimmed with roses, the red barn or the glass jar of chocolate chip cookies sitting in the kitchen window. It has changed a lot over the years but it will always be grandma’s to me.

9x12in oil on linen panel

Post Sunset Vineyards

I was out at the ranch yesterday and was able to paint a quick sunset. This is the view across the street from the winery entrance, looking west.

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9x12in oil on linen panel

Sidewinder at Sugar Bowl

More ski painting at Sugar Bowl! Here is the view looking west towards Mt. Disney from Sidewinder on a very sunny afternoon. I lost track of how many people slowed down or stopped to see what I was painting. It was a really fun place setup.

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9x12in oil on linen panel
POV
My setup on Sidewinder

The Palisades at Sugar Bowl

I was at Sugar Bowl this last weekend and got to do a little ski painting. It was a lot of fun, but skiing with a backpack full of paints and turps was a little nerve racking. What a mess it would be to crash. Here is the view from Catwalk looking south west towards the Palisades.

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9x12in oil on linen panel
POV
Artist’s View

Narrow Pass

Quick lunch painting, looking south just below the trailhead of the Harry Allen Trail.

9x12in oil on linen panel

Robert Young Daisies

Morning painting at the ranch, looking north towards Uncle Jim’s house. The daisies were out in force and the weather was perfect. I had a lot visitors which is rare while out in the field, my mom, aunt and cousin all stopped to say hello.

oil painting
9x12in oil on linen panel
POV
Artist’s view, in progress

Clouds Over Ross

Across the street from my apartment, looking north towards Ross. I dropped this painting in the dirt just as I finished the under painting. Picking all the rocks out was rather annoying. It cleaned up ok but the extra work set me back and I lost my light. I had to get the second pass in from memory. Frustrating.

oil painting
9x12in oil on linen panel