Monday, February 22, 2010

More Mountains and Seas

I'm finding new inspiration in these types of scenes. The top one is a 16x20 from somewhere north of the Big Sur coastline of central California. The main peak in the Sierra mountian scene is actually called Picture Peak! It's painted on a 26x28 panel. I thought I would try some different sizes. I enjoy painting squares, but sometimes they feel a bit constrained. This is like having a panoramic square (oxymoron?). Of course I'll have to special order a frame for this odd size, but I think it was worth the effort.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Studio Time

These are two new studio works that will be in the upcoming Tempe Arts Festival in March. I've been doing a lot of painting in preparation for that show and for Phippen Art Show in May. On top is Along the River, 16x20. This is a larger version of a smaller painting I made during the Zion Plein Air event last March. The other painting is a view of Canyon de Chelly titled Canyon Riches, 22x28.