The weather in the Bay Area continues to be fantastic, although with all sunshine and no rain, we’ll pay for it this summer with drought.  I was able to meet John Deckert (here’s his post for the day), who–as a local–was able to find me in this out of the way spot.  Brent Jensen wasn’t able to find us, so I hope to catch up and paint with him and visiting artist Jane Fulton this weekend sometime. If anyone wants to join us, check my Twitter feed for our locations.

As for painting, my first was a scaper, although John liked it, so perhaps I shouldn’t have been so hasty!  I threw out my usual rule that I wait a day before scraping off a bad painting.  I was able to get this one done, which I’m happy with.  It’s got some nice, large, simple shapes, which always make for a great study and strong design.  This is my third small study from this location (see 1 & 2), so maybe I’ll scale up next time.  Let me know which you prefer, as they’re all quite different.

 Bird Rock 2 – Oil on Linen – 8×10″


4 thoughts on “Rodeo Beach

  1. Thanks so much for coming by my blog!
    I love your work! Your color sense is marvelous. This piece I find particularly lovely.
    I’m adding you to my blogroll so I will come back and visit frequently. Would you like to exchange links?
    P.S. Many congratulations on your recent publicity!

  2. I just read the article on you in American Artist. I found it very interesting. I can see how social networking tools could help to create a better relationship between the artist and the collector. I was just curious as to how galleries and art dealers fit into your model.

    Congratulations on the article!


  3. Thanks, Michael for your comment on the American Artist article

    To answer your question: galleries and art dealers don’t currently fit into my sales model, as I’ve pulled my work from there. Too many rip me off. I used to be in a great local gallery that sold work consistently, but they went out of business. My focus right now is online, but eventually, I’ll need to revisit the gallery question. I think that I will position work for sale on my website as unframed studies, and save the larger or more successful works for framed gallery shows–to justify the big difference in price.

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