Friday, December 21, 2007


A drawing done after photographer Lara Jade's take on Poe's The Raven.
Graphite on Paper

Monday, December 17, 2007


I got some model time today. I decided to draw this portrait and let the body float off.
Charcoal on Paper

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


After painting at Crystal Cove I went to a figure drawing class and did this drawing. I love time in front of a model.
Ball Point Pen on Paper

Monday, December 10, 2007

Cottage 13

The most recognizable cottage in Crystal Cove was my focus for painting today. I edited out the nasty fence, other than that it's true to life.
Oil on Panel

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Lime

Skulls, fruit, and vases are among some of my favorite still-life imagery to paint. I was trying to add some variation to the size of the objects in the composition. As well as add a touch of color with the lime.
Oil on Panel

Friday, December 7, 2007

Heirloom Portraits

These little gems were commissioned by Linda and David Jones as keep sakes. They were painted from the vintage photos shown. I enjoy painting things of sentimental value because they have the ability to touch peoples hearts. Inquire about getting your loved ones portrait painted.
Oil on Panel
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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Montage Gloom

Today was a cold painting experience. The wind was blowing down my neck, but it was worth it. All the gloom made for soft light, which I love.
Oil on Panel

Painting by Candle Light

This piece was done painting live at the wonderful Livingston Estate. They are very gracious people. It was a spiritual experience painting by candle light.
Oil on Panel
The Collection of Bonnie and John Livingston

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Grandma's Statue

I remember this statue from my childhood. It was in my Grandma's garden now it's in my Aunt Linda's. It took me a couple of tries to get it right.
Oil on Panel
11"x 16"
The collection of Linda and David Jones

Monday, December 3, 2007

Montage Swell

This is the second piece I painted at the Montage on Monday. The water was breaking perfectly on this rock. It's always my goal while painting the ocean to capture the movement of the water.
Oil on Panel

Montage on Monday

Today I went down to the Montage to paint, it was beautiful. The sun was high and I had Casidey the mini shelty with me. I wanted to find a good spot so we wouldn't be in the way, this rock formation is at the North end of the Montage. It was super fun to hang out with a really well behaved dog while I was working, on break we would run around and play.
Oil on Panel

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Rock Pile

Rock Pile is a great place to paint and surf. Located in North Laguna this place can handle a pretty heavy swell.
Oil on Panel


This is the first drawing and the first figurative piece I have posted. This drawing was one of four done in the Azure series. She is a beautiful woman.
Charcoal on Paper