Monday, August 22, 2011


I started this painting as a demo in my Friday afternoon class last week. I went back today and finished it. It's a little easier to concentrate when I don't have 8 people watching.

Friday, August 19, 2011

In the just out September issue of Southwest Art, there's an interview with Paula Holtzclaw who mentions that she'd like to own one of my paintings. But what's even more flattering is that she mentions my name in the same sentence with Scott Christensen! (there must be some mistake)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paint from the past - this is from 2001 I think, about 18x24" maybe. I always liked this scene -- such an unusual combination of elements. I think if I were to paint it now, the water would be a lot looser and softer.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Just finished this commission set at Ocean Beach in San Francisco -- 22x29"

Here's the 6x8" oil study

And here's the original pencil drawing from my sketch book.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Another painting from Montana. Morning sun on the local grain elevator which has been converted into artists spaces. I'd be happy to do 10 paintings of this building. I just love the different planes of light with their subtle color variations.

The Blog

This is my first entry in my first blog. Not sure how it all works. Did this painting in Montana a couple weeks ago. Very hot - sweating in the early afternoon sun as I sat on my stool.