Sunday, January 31, 2010

California Landscape: En Plein Air

This is a 9"x 12" plein air California landscape in oil on a mahogany luan panel that I finished yesterday. The location is McClellan Park Ranch in Cupertino, California. I used a varnish wash as the first layer and the following palette: ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, pthalo green, carbozole violet, transparent red oxide, cadmium orange, hansa yellow orange, cadmium yellow orange, cadmium green light, and titanium white. There are passages of transparency alternating with opacity.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Primitive Horse": Horse Collage/Mixed Media

"Primitive Horse" is part of "The Horse: A Guide to the Unknown" series of horse collage/mixed media pieces I've been creating. This work is 36"x 40" and I used acrylic ink, tech ink, acrylic, watercolor and collage on canvas.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


I just completed this mixed media piece, titled "Ethereal" (24" x 24" on board). This is part of a new series I am working on called "The Horse: A Guide To The Unknown". I am interested in the ways in which horses connect us to ourselves, to spirit, to the unspoken, and to the unknown. I am exploring the concept of inner and outer worlds, as well, through this work.

I used inks, acrylics, and collage on this piece.