Along the Tennessee Valley Trail….

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 day. Oil on linen, 8″x 10″  


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“Ice cream castles in the air…

…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

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 is on view from April 11th – May 18th. For address and times, click HERE.  


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 from being bolder in my work is fear. Fear of failing, fear of a bad painting. Trying to work on that in today’s paintings, just […]

Yay, It Rained Today!

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 of this landscape piece I painted earlier in the month at Lake Merced in San Francisco. I don’t think I’m quite done with the larger […]

Silent Stream

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 me for the gala opening reception on Tues. April 1st, from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera […]

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High (in altitude) on Mt. Diablo

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 bloom. Painting there was a high! Mt. Diablo is about 4000 ft high. I painted this scene about half way up the mountain. So many […]


The Winter I Painted Outdoors in San Francisco

Thanks for checking out my web site and welcome to my first blog! It’s been warm (often in the 60s), usually windless and dry every day around the Bay just about the whole year. Worrisome for our water supply, but perfect plein air weather! I thought that winter would surely bring a change and give […]