Sunday, February 26, 2017

Does Mood Influence Your Art?

People have asked me do you have to be “inspired” to paint and I usually say no but mood does influence the subject matter in front of me.   Painting or constructing art is a process of searching and researching in my mind and environment until I’m ready to say it with paint… 

This ACEO was a happy thought regarding a day at the Carnival but it’s been raining and cloudy the miniature painting is a little more moody and impressionistic...  So did the rain and my mood affect the painting?  Yes, I think so...

Friday, December 30, 2016

Original Watercolor and Ink Painting California Mission

San Juan Capistrano is a lovely town in Southern California that has a rich history with beautiful buildings that provides lots of inspiration. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Original Painting, Watercolor & Ink, Watercolor Sky, Southwest Art

This painting is one of those imaginative memories of traveling roads in the Southwest.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cracking the Code – Ocean Art


Since I live near the Southern California coast I’ve a strong interest in ocean art. Many of my paintings are waves surf, and the undulations of the water. When I first started to paint this subject; I thought there was a secret code. If I could cipher it or find the right color, teacher, learn a tutorial I could master the “blue wave.”

Well with time I learned finding and creating the perfect wave is in the process. Waves are filled with different color, light, and attitude. At times the ocean is calm and still, bright and sunny filled with happy waves then changes to a loud boisterous mammoth face of water….

So I’ll just keep plugging along like a surfer after a long day and just know that I’ve enjoyed the ride…