Sunday, December 21, 2008


Oyster Farm - Oil on Canvas - 45"x64"

Columbia River - Oil on Canvas - 24"x30"

Abbotts Lagoon - Oil on Canvas - 24"x30"

Tallinn - Oil on Canvas - 20"x28"

Drakes Beach - Acrylic on Panel - 24"x48"

One more new one

Little oil on canvas I recently started.

Friday, December 5, 2008


My sister (above) and the BART station (below). Both oil on cardboard, 6"x8".

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Just started

Finished several paintings, so I've been begun a bunch of new work. Very excited.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Central Musik

Tiny oil on cardboard. Inspired by this exhibition . I've been working on using as little information as possible to still be as specific as I can be.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


A few days on a new painting.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Started a few new paintings

The top one is a gigantic plaza in Tallinn, Estonia. The next three are from Abbott's Lagoon at Point Reyes. The top three are oil on canvas. The bottom one is oil on panel.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Open studios

It's that time again... Fall Mission Open Studios is next weekend. Lots of new work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pencil. Stop by and see what I've been up to for the past six months.

Art Explosion Studios
2425 17th St. @ Potrero

Opening reception:
Friday, October 17 7PM-11PM

Open Studios:
Saturday, October 18 11AM-6PM
Sunday, October 19 11AM-6PM

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Three sloppy little paintings, two in process. The tree is acrylic on cardboard. I love the way watered down acrylic looks on panel or board. The middle painitng is very thin oil on cardboard. It started out as underpainting for some future plein air work (too much bare canvas ends up showing through if the surface is white), but I think it will be a landscape made up of many thin layers of paint. I'd like to see how little information I can include and still have a clear image. The last painting is another plein air from Yellowstone. Sometimes a super quick sketch is the only way to get out of a rut with the watercolors, and sometimes nothing works.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wyoming trip

Some watercolors from the Tetons and Yellowstone.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Palomarin watercolor

Too hot to be in the studio and too nice not to be outside. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Two new little paintings

Just started these this week.  Hope to finish them in time for open studios in October.  Both are oil, the top one on canvas and the bottom one on gessoed cardboard.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Drakes Estero

Can't seem to stop things from sloping to the right.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Paintings in process

All oil on canvas. Sizes vary from 28"x52" to 20"x28". Top to bottom: my grandfather shooting a gun in Mexico in the 70's, muni depot after a storm (bad photo - the whites are not so bright), and a view of the bay and Oakland from Marin (from memory) with freaky fog and haze.