Eagle Hunting

Eagle Hunting

More fun with watercolor mixed media. This one is inspired by the Bald Eagle.    

Kingfisher Variations

Kingfisher Variations

I was curious what would happen if I painted the same bird multiple times with different techniques, colors and backgrounds. These are all painted in acrylic on watercolor paper.

Live Sketching

Live Sketching

Live sketching jazz musicians at the Studio Door last night. A little nerve wracking to sketch in public, but also super fun.

Mystical Heron

Mystical Heron

I had almost forgotten how much fun it was to work with Watercolor Mixed Media. This one was inspired by a Little Blue Heron.

Gate Keeper

Gate Keeper

Thought I give the crows a break and paint a cat this time. And I discovered acrylic paint markers – they are so much fun! acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 20″

Still Waters

Still Waters

My latest painting – I was going to call it “Still Waters,” but then a friend told me that it is so “Game of Thrones.” So, I never watched the series. Maybe I need to check it out…

Crow Dance

Crow Dance

My latest painting: Crow Dance. Only took 3 months to finish :-). What drew me to paint these crows is the attitude and interaction between them. I like the ambiguity that I don’t actually know whether they are mating or fighting over food.

Crow Magic

Crow Magic

It was so much fun making this painting, adding many layers of slightly translucent paint to build up the depth and subtle color tones.

New Studio

New Studio

It’s official. The name is on the door. I’m getting an art studio in the newly re-imagined Studio Door gallery in Hillcrest. The gallery grand opening is next week Saturday 12-7pm. 3867 4th Ave.

Two Minds

Two Minds

Acrylic on Wood Panel 20″ x 30″

The Matter of the Earth

The Matter of the Earth

If the matter of the earth can be reduced to the size of a pea (once the space between atoms is removed), perhaps we all are simply holograms. A place created to keep consciousness occupied…

Shadows

Shadows

If there is light, there are shadows. Faint or dramatic, they are a testament to our shape in the environment. Ever changing and beautifully abstract they open up a whole new world of what could be possible. Is that really my shadow? Who am I? Who do I want to be?

Passing

Passing

Photographed in the steam and mist of geysers before sunrise. The feeling these images give me is that of passing from one reality into another. The shadowy figures almost feel like faint energy bodies moving on to another world.

Abandoned

Abandoned

Photographed at an abandoned saltpeter mine, Humberstone, Chile. First I was drawn to the amazing textures, colors and passageways of the decrepit buildings, but soon I started visualizing the feelings of a long gone era. I started experimenting with the shadows I was casting and the movement of passing through the doorways and long forgotten […]

50 To Watch

50 To Watch

The “50 To Watch” book has arrived and it looks terrific. Two of my pieces are included! The actual show runs from April 5th through May 15th in two locations: 1. The Studio Door, 3750 30th Street and 2. City of Solana Beach, 635 South Highway 101.