In the Studio Today... Tomales Bay Ranch; Session #6

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I believe this is Martinelli Ranch, on Route #1, overlooking Tomales Bay. This is Panel B of 2 canvases, each are 16" x 20".


This is Panel A of 2 canvases, each are 16" x 20".


Here are the 2 canvases, together. Total size is 16" x 40". I am done with this painting, at this point. There is a moment when I feel I have added energy and painterly strokes to all areas of the canvas, and adding any more detail would be overworking the canvas. I like people to be able to feel it is a painting, and about color and paint, and see and feel the energy in the strokes I've made.

In the Studio Today...Session #5

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I worked for about 1.5 hours today, primarily adding warm highlights to the cyprus trees.

In the Studio Today...Session #4

Monday, January 29, 2007

More details near the barn, and in the trees. Click on any of these images for larger versions showing details. About 3 hours of work in 2 sessions today, not including the set up and break down time (or the time to photograph and put on this site!)

In the Studio Today...Session #2

Sunday, January 28, 2007

A few more shadows near the barn, and the distant hills...

In the Studio Today...Tomales Bay Ranch; Session #1

Sunday, January 28, 2007

1 hour outside this afternoon, blocking out the colors.
Cyprus trees on Martinelli Ranch overlooking Tomales Bay, Pt. Reyes, CA
This is 2 canvases, side by side... total size, 16" x 40"

In the Studio Today...Session #4

Friday, January 26, 2007

Cow grazing at Chimney Rock Ranch, Pt Reyes, CA
12" x 16"
I was out looking at the rainy sky today, and tried to capture what I was observing in this sky. There is often a foggy, misty, changing light out near the coast, that is hard to capture from a photo and must be done outside. Not sure if this painting is done yet... I was thinking of adding more forground detail in the grass, but I may wait and move on to another painting at this point.

In the Studio Today...Session #3

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Did a couple more hours of cow detail tonight...

In the Studio Today...Session #2

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


After 1 more hour this afternoon... A few more colors blocked out on the cow.

In the Studio Today... Pt. Reyes Cow; Session #1

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I started a new cow painting today. This cow was grazing on the ranch at Chimney Rock, Pt. Reyes, Ca. This is after 1 hour of blocking out the colors/shapes.

In the Studio Today...Session #5

Sunday, January 21, 2007

This is the result of 5 different sessions at the canvas.
I chose not to put the 4 signs in the painting that sit on the lawn in front of the palm tree. They read:
"Montgomery Chapel"
"Montague Hall"
"Preaching and Worship Center"
"San Francisco Theological Seminary"
I thought that all those words would take away from the scene, and the interaction between the place, the lighting, and the bug. For more information on these buildings, view them on the SFTS website.

In the Studio Today...Session #4

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Session #4 on the Montague Hall and Bug... (see 3 previous sessions in posts below)

In the Studio Today...Session #3

Sunday, January 21, 2007
Session #3_ Adding more details to the Montague Hall and Bug...
Scroll down to see the 2 sessions before this one, and click to links about the Montague Hall and Chapel in San Anselmo, CA

In the Studio Today... Seminary; Session #2

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Today was the second day working on this painting of Montague Hall, San Anselmo, CA. I put in about 3 hours of work, adding highlights and details. See my previous post to see the first day's work(yesterday), blocking in the colors.

In the Studio Today... SF Theological Seminary; Session #1

Friday, January 19
Here is what I am working on right now...


This is a fairly large canvas, 2 feet x 2.5 feet...
I spent an hour and 1/2 today, "blocking out the colors". This is where I lay down the basic background colors and shapes for the scene. This is a local scene in San Anselmo. The Montague Hall is part of the
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary Campus

  • I loved the convertible bug in front of the building, as it gave a great color contrast to the stone building, and a nice size reference. Palm trees and the bug give it the California place setting.

    Tonight I will go in and add more detail after the painting has dried for several hours.

    Paintings: Landscape, Places & Things

    ***Below is a sampling of my paintings.  For a full selection of my currently available paintings, please click here. Click here to view SOLD paintings.

    Landscapes


    "Tandem Sailboats on Racoon Strait";
    Tiburon & Mt. Tam from Angel Island
    16" x 20" o/c w/black plein air frame_____SOLD

    "Cyclist at Old St. Hilary's", Tiburon, CA
    16" x 20" o/c_____SOLD

    "Nicasio Fence Post with Orange Lichen", or elaborated title;
    "Xanthoria Lichen: The wedding of Algae and Fungus; Old Fence Post near St. Mary's Church, Nicasio, CA"
    5 feet x 3 feet o/c_____SOLD Buy a print of this at Fine Art America

    Inverness Sky; Wreck of the Old Pt. Reyes on Tomales Bay
    24" x 36" with Gold Frame_____available

    Mt. Tamalpais from the Watershed above Fairfax, CA
    11" x 14" with black/gold frame_____ SOLD

    "Mt. Tam, from Corte Madera Creek"
    16" x 20" with wide, silver frame_____SOLD

    "White's Hill & Loma Alta from Pine Mt."
    16" x 20" with natural, pine frame_____SOLD

    "Black Mt. June Colors"
    View from Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Rd. headed towards Pt. Reyes Station, just before Bob Gallagher's Bridge.
    24" x 48" with natural, pine frame_____available

    "Heart's Desire Beach I" Read about the creation of this painting
    Tomales Bay, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, CA
    24" x 30"_____SOLD

    "Lime Hills before Black Mountain"
    View as you turn onto Platform Bridge Road toward Pt. Reyes Station.
    24" x 36"______Available

    "Ode to Louisa I"Read more about this painting...
    Cows off Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Road, near Black Mt.
    24" x 48"_____SOLD

    Martinelli Ranch, Route #1, overlooking Tomales Bay. This is Panel B of 2 canvases, each are 16" x 20". SOLD

    This is Panel A of 2 canvases, each are 16" x 20". SOLD

    Here are the 2 canvases, together. Total size is 16" x 40".
    SOLD

    "Black Mountain, Black Dog, Sunset" Inverness, CA
    View of Black Mountain from Chicken Ranch Beach, Inverness, CA
    18" x 24"_____SOLD

    "Tomales Bay Twilight", Pt. Reyes, CA
    15" x 30" + frame(black/silver canvas floater)
    SOLD Buy a print of this at Fine Art America

    "Bolinas Ridge at Sunset", Olema, CA
    16" x 20" with black/gold frame_____SOLD

    "3 Cows, 1 Iris", Pt. Reyes, CA
    16" x 20", black/silver frame_____SOLD

    "Cow grazing at Chimney Rock Ranch", Pt Reyes, CA
    12" x 16", black/silver frame_____SOLD

    "Bovine by the Sea", Pt. Reyes National Seashore
    15" x 30" with grey/gold/black frame_____SOLD/Donated to:
    Las Madres Playgroups of Silicon Valley, CA 2009




















    "Spirit Rock with Yellow Mustard", San Geronimo Valley, CA
    48" x 36" SOLD Buy a print of this at Fine Art America

    "The Bobble Tree" Flander's Ranch, San Geronimo Valley, CA
    18" x 24" with gold frame_____SOLD/Donated to Sun Valley School Auction, San Rafael, CA, 2008

    "Tree at Flander's Ranch", San Geronimo Valley, CA
    18" x 14"_____SOLD

    "The Tree Swing", Kauai, Hawaii
    16" x 20"_____Commission from Honeymoon Photo

    "San Anselmo from S. Oak"
    24" x 30"_____SOLD


















    "Pumpkin Patch, Nicasio Valley Farms"
    24" x 36"_____SOLD


    Places

    San Anselmo Town Hall Triptych
    ____"Clock & Tower"______"The Lawn"_________"Sugarfoot"
    Each framed in natural wood, canvas floater frames.
    Three framed 6" x 6" canvases_____$150.



  • The History of Sugarfoot the deer, from the SA Historical Society





  • The Bug at Montgomery Chapel, San Anselmo, CA



  • San Francisco Theological Seminary Campus

  • 24" x 30" with silver frame_____SOLD Prints available at Fine Art America.


    "Mother and Child" Heart's Desire Beach, Pt. Reyes, CA
    6" x 6" with natural frame (8" x 8" total)
    SOLD


    "The Kite", Limantour Beach, Pt. Reyes, CA
    SOLD


    Things


    "Lemon Tree" Plein Air at Fairfax Fresh Farm, Fairfax, CA
    24" x 30"_____SOLD at "Taste of Marin" 2007 Buy a print of this at Fine Art America


    The Old "Pt. Reyes" Boat, Inverness, CA See this painting in progress...
    30" x 30"_____SOLD Buy a print of this at Fine Art America

    "Ford Truck on Oak Avenue", San Anselmo, CA
    8" x 10" with Black frame
    SOLD


    Lynda's Green Bus
    8" x 10"_____Commission/SOLD


    Blue Bus on Mariposa, San Anselmo, CA
    8" x 10"_____Donation/SOLD at San Anselmo Arts Council Fundraiser 2/24/07