Thursday, May 26, 2016

Updated website

I just totally revamped my website and uploaded over a 150 paintings. Check it out:

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Quick painting

I've been working on quick little paintings from nature. These are fast paintings done in under two hours. This one was done in about 50 minutes. This really helps me focus on getting the core values, colors, lighting, form and composition before I have time to think about it and over work it. I painted this one on my back patio.

"View from the patio"
6 x 8 inch 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tumamoc Courtyard

Tucson is getting hotter now, so I found a shady spot on the patio of the Research Center on Tumamoc Hill and painted the courtyard. I've painted this area several times in different seasons. As we move into the hottest, driest time of the year, I notice a lot of plants are shriveling up and going into drought dormancy. The brittle bush which was vibrant with flowers just a few weeks ago, are now just brown leafless twigs. The Foothills Palo Verde trees are in the final weeks of flowering as are the cholla.

Tumamoc Courtyard 5-9-16
Acrylic on canvas
8x10 inch