56 Bike Path

11 X 14 oil.  Subject to change, work in progress.


Vallecito Valley

Vallecito Stage Station Park along county S2, towards Ocotillo.  I passed this scene on my bike during the Stagecoach Century in 2010.  11 X 14 oil on gessoed BFK paper.


San Dieguito

11 X 14, oil on gessoed paper

14 x 11, oil on gessoed paper


Back to Work

Now that I live in a marine environment, what did I most want to paint once I got the oils back out of storage?  The desert, of course! Warmth and sunshine, and dry air.  These two studies were each done in 30 minutes, because my tendency after a layoff is to overthink.  A time limit results in a response to the scene, rather than an attempt to remember "rules" about how to paint.

Yaqui Pass, Anza Borrego.  11 X 14"  oil

Yaqui Pass 2, 14 X 11" oil