Wednesday, July 15, 2009

California Highlands on the Dusy Ershim Trail

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6" x 4" Oil on panel.

This is a view along the Dusy Ershim Trail. The study was painted from a photo my son took while he was on a 4-wheel adventure along the trail. The trail is a difficult and epic trip in the Sierra above Clovis, California. While viewing his travel pics, I was struck by the color of the sky, trees, and water that came through in his photo.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


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14" x 11" Oil on mounted linen.

This painting is from a Different Strokes reference. I struggled with this one, scraping off that little face about 7 times. Working on the boat and reflection was fun and the result looks better in person even though I have updated the photo for the blog.