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Shore Acres Overlook South

by on Nov.30, 2014, under Oil Painting, Plein Air, Sketches, Studio Stuff

Last Tuesday’s plein air outing had cool and windy conditions dis-allowing for painting but prompting time for gathering reference material for studio. After gathering info at the end of Cape Arago highway, Cape Arago, I made a stop at Shore Acres for an hour or so. Today was studio work with pic and sketch off cliffs of Shore Acres looking south toward Whiskey Run. The Pacific was wide awake!

The following is a pic – a sketch – and oil painting (16×20) on stretched canvas:

“Shore Acres and South” - Oil - 16 x 20 in.

“Shore Acres and South” – Oil – 16 x 20 in.


Sketch for oil painting of Shore Acres South

Sketch for oil painting of Shore Acres South


Pic of Shore Acres looking south

Pic of Shore Acres looking south

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South Slough Path I

by on Jul.15, 2012, under South Slough Area, Studio Stuff

Finally got through this one. I had to use many tools – acrylics, papers, pencil, conte crayon, brushes, fingers, sandpaper, scouring pads, sponges – whatever was near! All were needed to build layers and scrape to show lower layers. I think you could call this ‘mixed media’.

“South Slough Path I” – Mixed Media – 20 x 16 inches

South Slough Path I (Detail)

Detail – South Slough Path I

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Start South Slough Estuary Series

by on Jun.25, 2012, under South Slough Area, Studio Stuff

After a visit to South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) – some hiking, sketching, noting, and pic-taking – am ready to get started on a fun series of the area.

Studio studies – Begin South Slough series

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One more

by on Apr.22, 2012, under Sketches, Studio Stuff

One more experimental drawing before moving into a series of works dealing with a musical (sounds) theme. This graphite drawing was intended to be abstract but, somehow, nature crept its way into the forefront and took over as river (moving & resting), vegetation, and trees. The moving river is horizontal and the resting waters are the vertical, soft portion.

“River Waterways” - Graphite - 14x11 in.

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Continued w/more background stuff

by on Feb.28, 2012, under Acrylic Paintings, Studio Stuff

Tidelands backgrounding

Adding slightly more detail which actually will be more background – especially with the tideland horizontal painting. The vertical ‘backyard forests’ backgrounds are more fore showing through after scratching in trees and brush.

forest background & applying

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