Tuesday, September 10, 2019


A little street scene in Panama City, Panama. Would love to know what these women were talking about.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Mr. Blue

There's nothing like a value painting to create mood. In this case Ultramarine blue and White. 

What flavor?

While I was growing up in Panama I would buy snowcones or "Raspados" from these vendors who would wander around the city ringing little bells as they approached. I was always excited to hear this. At the time they were $.25, now they're a dollar. Man I hate inflation.

Sunday, August 11, 2019


I'll be doing two oil painting workshops in the Bay area the end of August, beginning of September 2019. The first will be at the Mendocino Art Center August 31st and September 1. The second will be at the Healdsburg Arts Center on September 7th and 8th. 
Hope to see you!

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Double Basses!

Another in a series of orchestra paintings using a limited palette -  White, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, and Ultramarine blue. I really enjoy these orchestra paintings, it's all about value, very little color. I gave myself 90 minutes to do this  - I cheated a little bit, but not much. Pretty happy with it. I painted this with Golden Open acrylics on Masonite.

Hold for a Rest

8.5" X 9.5" Painted with a limited palette of White, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, and Ultramarine Blue. These are fun little value exercises.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Eighth and 45th

I stayed in New York City a few years ago and this was the view from an apartment we rented. A really interesting pattern of lights and darks and a variety of shapes. I removed  a lot of the detail to concentrate on the simpler larger patterns.