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Maui Hawaii oil painting, Napili Bay Waves

July 18th, 2014

Napili Beach Waves, Maui, Hawaii
16 x 20 inches
oil on canvas
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This painting comes from our vacation in Hawaii last year, where we enjoyed some time on Maui as well as Kauai. Napili Bay is a lovely lagoon on West Maui, a little north of Lahaina. It features a beautiful soft sandy beach, tide pools, shallow water for wading and excellent snorkeling. Across the bay you can see the island of Molokai, which I featured in this painting. I’m guessing that this is a popular wedding destination, it’s so beautiful.

What attracted me to this scene, other than the gorgeous turquoise water, was the huge thunderhead which was building up over Molokai.

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California eucalyptus sunset lagoon oil painting – Golden Master

May 29th, 2014

“Golden Master” (study)
8 x 10 inches, oil in plein air panel

A stately eucalyptus tree towers over a quiet lagoon in San Diego County (Batiquitos Lagoon)
The master of all it surveys. Golden sunset colors are reflected in sky and distant waters.

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Spirit of the Sunset – California landscape lagoon oil painting sunset tree reflections

May 16th, 2014

Spirit of the Sunset
18 x 24 inch original oil painting
California Central Coast
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I’m getting a lot of enjoyment from painting reflected trees in still water, like this scene from a California slough. Only a heron stands by to watch the enchantment.

Japanese Spitz dog portrait painting

May 14th, 2014

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“Japanese Spitz Dog”
12 x 16 inches
oil on canvas

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When we were in Arizona not too long ago, and visiting a beautiful lake, my attention was suddenly diverted from the sparkling water by the dazzling fur of this little dog, who was being treated to a walk. I asked the owners if I could take some pictures of her, and they happily agreed. I explained that I was an artist, always on the lookout for an interesting subject. I almost always paint animals from photography (they aren’t the best at holding still) so I worked on this portrait when I got back home. More than a year later the painting found a new home with the owners of a dog who looked identical to this one. The Arizona folks called it a Japanese Spitz dog, but it greatly resembles the American Eskimo dog, an AKA breed.

California landscape eucalyptus painting with poppies Scent of Springtime

April 8th, 2014

The Scent of Springtime
8 x 10 oil painting
California Central Coast

I love the contrast of dark green eucalyptus trees and bright wildflowers. This California Central coast scene gave me the opportunity to paint both.

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Pt. Vicente Lighthouse – Palos Verdes California Seascape Oil Painting

March 26th, 2014

“Pt. Vicente Lighthouse – Palos Verdes”
11 x 14 oil painting

The lighthouse at Pt. Vicente is a Southern California landmark in Palos Verdes, just north of San Pedro Harbor. It was constructed in the 1920s, and has served faithfully since that time, guiding boats and ships as they make their passage up and down the coast. The lighthouse was automated in the 1970s, but the original lens still magnifies the beam of light. The Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center, nearby, is a beautiful location for weddings and receptions, with the dramatic lighthouse near by.

There are a multitude of tide pools near by – great for exploring.

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Eaton Canyon Stream – California landscape painting

March 21st, 2014

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“Eaton Canyon Stream”
9 x 12 oil painting

In the years when we have heavy rain, the stream coming out of Eaton Canyon is full and fast-flowing. Other years, not so much. At the headwaters there are several waterfalls, some of which are quite risky to get to.

This view of the stream is looking south, from the east side of the canyon.

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Canyon harmony – California Eaton Canyon landscape impressionist oil painting

March 19th, 2014

Canyon Harmony
9 x 12 original oil painting on canvas
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This California landscape oil painting, in a plein air style, features one of my favorite painting locations – Eaton Canyon above Pasadena.
The sycamores have all of their leaves now, and the morning light is clear and fresh.

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Colorado Street Bridge Pasadena oil painting Changing Seasons 6 x 8

March 13th, 2014

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“Colorado Street Bridge – Changing Seasons”
6 x 8 inch miniature oil painting

This small painting of Pasadena’s famed Colorado Street Bridge (AKA suicide bridge) features a time between summer and fall when the leaves were starting to turn.

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Azaleas in bloom at Descanso Gardens oil painting

March 9th, 2014

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Azaleas in Bloom – Descanso Gardens
8 x 10 inch oil painting

The azalea bushes are in full bloom now at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. A true sign that spring has arrived in all its glory.

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