Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I Painted this one from reference I shot on the way to Zion National Park.  Along the highway you see these red rock formations that get more and more impressive as you approach the park entrance.  I don't know the name of this mountain, but it has this teapot shape that I really like, and down below is a field of blue green shrubs with a little ranch tucked in the foothills.  I couldn't resist painting it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

This is a great little swimming hole near Wawona in Yosemite.  We go almost every summer and it's a great place to cool off after hiking around all day.  The light is just beautiful there reflecting off the water and illuminating the trees.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I painted this one from reference I shot on a vacation to Kauaii.  I painted on the beach as well, but I liked this shot and have been intending to paint it ever since.  It's Kalapaki Beach in Lihue.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This is a painting of  the famous Sugar Shack in Huntington Beach, a great place for breakfast!  This is a view from the alley in the back, at sunset the building just lights up in an golden glow.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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This is a little cove I saw while driving to Big Sur.  It's off Hwy 1 which is the most scenic road in the country.  A real winding road, but around every turn you are met with a spectacular view like this one.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I repainted this scene, because I thought the previous version was a little too broken up in the shadow shapes and I wanted to soften it a bit to get more atmosphere.  The difference is more subtle than I intended partly due to my photography limitations.  Anyway I hope you can see what I was trying to do.