Verde Artist Guild Paint-out – Buena Vista Park

We had a good turn out at today’s Verde Artist Guild paint-out, dispite the thick fog.  We all managed to find something to paint, and in fact many of us painted a house across the street from the park, at the corner of Buena Vista East and Dolores.  A long-time resident walking her dog told … Continue reading Verde Artist Guild Paint-out – Buena Vista Park

Buena Vista Park #2 – Pink House

This is the second study of views from the area around Buena Vista Park.  This is actually from the “Scent Garden” of the Park Hill condos across the street from the park, looking South-East.  The distant hill is Corona Heights. In this painting, I concentrated on contrasting the natural elements in the top third with … Continue reading Buena Vista Park #2 – Pink House


Serro Cross View 8×10 inches Unframed $225 * Hillside Oaks 10×8 inches Unframed $225 * Tahoe Water 12×9 inches Unframed $325 * Ventura Riverbed 8×10 inches Unframed $250 * On Lee’s Ranch 8×10 inches Unframed $250 * Timberfield Sunset 1 20×24 inches Unframed $600 * Desert Light 9×12 inches Unframed $275 * Peninsula Hillside 6.5×6.5 … Continue reading Landscape

Using Art to Balance Life

I’ve enjoyed a long, fulfilling career in Silicon Valley.  It’s an incredibly diverse, constantly changing place and state of mind. It’s easy to be consumed here in a world where creating disruption is your job. It see it everywhere as I walk the city (my favorite past-time). I notice the first-time tourists who see San … Continue reading Using Art to Balance Life

More coastal ice plant

Like the previous painting (Sunset, Buena Vista Park), I started this coastal painting by laying in the most intense colors first, and working out. I followed this approach in a previous coastal ice plant painting a few weeks ago. I think this is similar to how I’ve seen some painters–particularly figuaritve–start with the center of … Continue reading More coastal ice plant