Monday, July 25, 2011



Oil     6”x8”     Canvas Board    

I bet this old gas station saw many a family like ours pull up in their ‘58 Chevy Bel Air, fill ‘er up, and head back out onto the open road, in search of the next tourist attraction or a roadside cottage to spend the night. One of these days, I’m going to paint the neon sign they would have seen from the road.

Monday, July 18, 2011

"Cocoa Beach Pier"

Oil     6"x8"     Canvas Board    

I would love to have set up my easel and painted this right on the spot, but there was too much wind and too big a crowd of people milling about, and there were too many more places to see and things to do. So I did this little painting from photos and just imagined I was back there.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Big Valley"

Oil     6"x8"     Canvas Board    

A hazy June afternoon, looking down on a green valley that stretched for miles in each direction.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Long Shadows"

Oil     6"x8"     Canvas Board

This was painted in the late afternoon as the shadows stretched across the yard. Seems like only yesterday that these two trees were the size of the little ones just getting a start. I tried to capture the sense of distance with the ridge receding into the background. In this high, dry climate, the cool of the evening was already settling in.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Oil     6"x8"     Canvas Board    

I painted these young trees at midday, battling a very gusty wind, but savoring the rustling leaves and far-off blues of a mountain range.