This is an older piece that I finally varnished. Its a northern California scene in the Anderson Valley. I worked on copper with really thick strokes in some areas. The attraction was to the shadows and the hay.
A scene from San Francisco. I was attracted to the flowers that covered the side of the building. This of course is a study for a larger piece. I love flowers and buildings so it will be fun to explore the image further.
I am sharing some of my oil on copper paintings. I have finally gotten around to varnishing them and now they are ready to show (some of them). This painting is of a beach in Mendocino, California. I was attracted to the arch in the ocean. I hope to be there for the new year.
I took a few days off last week and spent some time painting in the local botanical garden. The rains we have had have really boosted the gardens. The elephant ears were huge and the flowers were just amazing. Having been through a drought here for quite a few years, it's a joy to see what water can bring.
Over the years, I have spent many foggy days painting in Fort Bragg, California. This was painted from the balcony of our room. I recently completed varnishing a lot of my pieces on copper. It's fun to share and remember the circumstances under which they were painted.
Last year I observed and sketched this trial. It involved a lady that took medication and drove under the influence. She killed two people and injured others. She was found guilty.