Down on the farm…

By Bruce Katz | April 28, 2014

Great day painting with the North Bay Plein Air group at Tara Firma Farms – an organic producer of meats and produce – in Petaluma today.

Bay Area friends and art lovers…

By Bruce Katz | April 26, 2014

Come visit next weekend: Spring Open Studios, Hunters Point Shipyard, SF. Bldg. 101/Studio 2421. Sat & Sunday, May 3/4, 11-6. Many fine painters here; 125+ artists opening their studios; great […]

Along the Tennessee Valley Trail….

By Bruce Katz | April 11, 2014

I looked for lupine and didn’t find any, but there were lots of other wild flowers, birds and butterflies. A gorgeous mile+ hike out towards the beach on a beautiful […]


By Bruce Katz | April 9, 2014

So many that I’m offering $50 off on any painting if you sign up for my monthly newsletter on my web site. All paintings are framed, free shipping and no […]

“Ice cream castles in the air…

By Bruce Katz | April 7, 2014

…I’ve looked at clouds that way. ” Joni Mitchell From last week in Marin (McInnis Park, San Rafael), after a rain storm. Oil on canvas, 12″x12″

Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition – Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

By Bruce Katz | April 5, 2014

I’m honored to be part of this show opening next week at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA with my painting, Winter’s Palette (8″x10″, oil on linen). The show […]


By Bruce Katz | April 3, 2014

I’ve been thinking about boldness in paintings the last few days. Boldness in format, composition, color, value, shapes and brushwork. I’m always drawn to bold paintings. What often stops me […]

Yay, It Rained Today!

By Bruce Katz | April 1, 2014

Great because we need it desperately in CA, and great because I spent it in my studio, getting ready for my Spring Open Studios show and painting a larger version […]

Silent Stream

By Bruce Katz | March 25, 2014

My painting,  Silent Stream, will be shown at the Marin Open Studios/Marin County Parks art exhibition, April 1st – April 30th. I hope any of you that can will join […]

High (in altitude) on Mt. Diablo

By Bruce Katz | March 13, 2014

A sunny and beautiful – but windy – day today on Mt. Diablo in Contra Costa County, CA. So great to see green grass again and the California poppies in […]