"En plein air" in Borrego Springs, a small, established resort town 60 miles west of San Diego (90 miles south of Palm Desert). To get there I drove through a pass in the mountains in a snowstorm!! Fortunately the 3000 foot elevation of the town led to nice painting weather. Beautiful scenes in all directions.
"En plein air" on the North Shore of Oahu. The waves and the wind created a non-stop symphony. I needed to do the same painting on the next day. Juried into the 2017 PAPNM Juried Member Show, Nov 2017. Painted with water mixable Cobra oils.
Painted "en plein air" at the Kewala Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. Cobra water-based oils with Gamblin solvent-free gel over a transparent underpainting. Just steps from our cottage on this Painting trip, I enjoyed spending time feeling the wind and smelling the aroma that are so evocative of this part of the world, my childhood home. The yearning to return is beginning to invade my psyche. I painted this the day after the "Kewala Sound of Music" and want to do a larger studio version. Gift to my North Shore traveling companion, dear, dear friend from College days.
Primarily palette knife. A Facebook favorite of fellow plain-aire painters. I was staying 20 feet from this beach at Kewala Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. The wind was particularly ferocious this day and the waves high. I loved it. Property of artist.
Painted at the Leo Carrillo Beach along the California Coast. Yes, that's a whale in the distance, a rare sight in this area. And the next day, we were treated to a full beach production for a Coppertone ad. The painting's buyer liked the whale and the fact that this painting was at this particular beach. Leo Carrillo was one of his father's favorites: an "American actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist".
Painted in the studio several years ago based on photographs and memories of my trip to Molokai, to the "leper colony" (Hansen's Disease), a truly spiritual place. It is now a National Park. Limited Palette: chromatic black, yellow ochre and burnt sienna plus white.
Painted in the studio just after a trip to the sacred place of Kalaupapa several years ago, Molokai to visit the Hansen's Disease community, now a National Park. I am revisiting the memories in order to paint another scene to represent the peace found there., hoping to put aside the turmoil of the world at least temporarily.
Limited palette:burnt sienna, chromatic black, yellow ochre and titanium white. with extensive palette knife. Note how the burnt sienna appears ray and the aromatic black appears 'blue'.