Painted on location on a beautiful San Diego day.
Since I grew up in a military family we moved around a lot. 3 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools around the US and in Japan. Monterey, CA was the 2nd place and that’s why I wanted to paint the landscape here.
Big Sur by Bixby Bridge.
From the series, Nostos. Growing up in a military family, I lived in many places as a child. Monterey was the second one, and that’s why painting Big Sur was meaningful to me.
One of my favorite spots to paint on a gray day a few weeks back.
Painted on location on a perfect La Jolla day. This is just down from the Children’s Pool.
Cool and gray in my lawn chair on the beach.
This spot along the Sunset Cliffs used to be a rock arch that collapsed during high seas a few months back.
I’ve been painting the cliffs a lot recently, it’s been my mood.
Painted on the cliffs.
I painted this a few weeks ago, but it was a study for a wedding gift and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. 8 x 13 inches, oil on linen.
Lots of things happen on the cliffs. On the week I painted this there were two cliff rescues, with fire trucks and big winches. There was someone cliff diving and tourists taking pictures of it. There was a delivery of a classic corvette to a beachfront mansion. A street was closed off for a gas leak you could smell for blocks. And painting happened.
Painted on the beach in Coronado.