February 2018

Posted on February 20, 2018

My tribute to Joey Diaz.  I’m a huge fan.

Joey Diaz, The Morning Joint. Oil on wood, 16x12 inches, 2018. By Paul Hermann.

Joey Diaz, The Morning Joint. Oil on wood, 16×12 inches, 2018. By Paul Hermann.

Another still life with abstract:

Lemon And Leaves. Oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inches, 2018.

Lemon And Leaves. Oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inches, 2018. By Paul Hermann.

January 2018

Posted on January 14, 2018

My yearly self portrait.

Self Portrait 2017. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Self Portrait 2017. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

A study of city fog.

Cindy's Market In Fog. 12 x 9 inches, oil on canvas, 2018. By Paul Hermann.

Cindy’s Market In Fog. 12 x 9 inches, oil on canvas, 2018. By Paul Hermann.

Leaves On the Easel. Oil on canvas, 8 x 6 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Leaves On the Easel. Oil on canvas, 8 x 6 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Trying out incorporating abstract elements.

Red Tulips Against Abstract. Oil on canvas, 8 x 6 inches, 2018. By Paul Hermann.

Red Tulips Against Abstract. Oil on canvas, 8 x 6 inches, 2018. By Paul Hermann.

Bowl Of Lemons On Easel. Oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inches, 2018. By Paul Hermann.

Bowl Of Lemons On Easel. Oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inches, 2018. By Paul Hermann.

 

September 2017

Posted on October 1, 2017

My Last 2 paintings to be added to my show at Madrone Art Bar (opening reception is Thursday October 5th from 6 to 9 pm).

Twin Peaks With Fog At Night. Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Twin Peaks With Fog At Night. Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

 

Stand-Bi Market At 8th And Judah. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Stand-Bi Market At 8th And Judah. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Show at Madrone Art Bar October through November 2017

Posted on August 13, 2017
Show at Madrone Art Bar October through November 2017.

Show at Madrone Art Bar October through November 2017.

June 2017

Posted on June 26, 2017
Gaspare's On Geary. By Paul Hermann. Oil on canvas board, 24 x 18 inches, 2017.

Gaspare’s On Geary. Oil on canvas board, 24 x 18 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

back to basics with some  au premier coup studies:

Blue Plate Special. Oil on canvas board, 8 x 8 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Blue Plate Special. Oil on canvas board, 8 x 8 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Fruits On The Easel by Day. Oil on canvas board, 5 x 7 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Fruits On The Easel by Day. Oil on canvas board, 5 x 7 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Fruits On The Easel at Night. Oil on canvas board, 5 x 7 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Fruits On The Easel at Night. Oil on canvas board, 5 x 7 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Roses On The Easel. Oil on canvas board, 5 x 7 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Roses On The Easel. Oil on canvas board, 5 x 7 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Egg On The Easel. Oil on Canvas Board, 5 x 7 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Egg On The Easel. Oil on Canvas Board, 5 x 7 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

The best plein air study from my Italy trip:

Rome Roof Top, Plein Air Study. Oil on canvas board, 10 x 8 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Rome Roof Top, Plein Air Study. Oil on canvas board, 10 x 8 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

March 2017

Posted on March 31, 2017
Lucky 13. Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Lucky 13. Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Lemons On Branch On Wall, Version2. Oil on canvas board, 14 x 11 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Lemons On Branch On Wall, Version2. Oil on canvas board, 14 x 11 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Lemons On Branch On Wall Version 1. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Lemons On Branch On Wall Version 1. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, 2017. By Paul Hermann.

Two versions of the same branch of lemons, both versions completed alla prima (au premier coup).  It almost looks like a different artist did each of them, but I am doing some experimentation with paint application.

December 31st

Posted on January 1, 2017

Last painting of 2016.

Madrone Art Bar. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, 2016. By Paul Hermann.

Madrone Art Bar. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, 2016. By Paul Hermann.

November 2016

Posted on November 27, 2016

The Owl Tree is on the corner of Post and Taylor in S.F.

The Owl Tree. Oil on canvas panel, 18 x 24 inches, 2016. By Paul Hermann.The Owl Tree. Oil on canvas panel, 18 x 24 inches, 2016. By Paul Hermann.

The Owl Tree. Oil on canvas panel, 18 x 24 inches, 2016. By Paul Hermann.

September 2016

Posted on September 20, 2016

I have been wanting to capture the city fog in a painting.  Sometimes, but rarely, the fog comes in thick and really low, like ocean foam on a beach.  Its really beautiful and special.  I captured it here:

Tank Hill and Sutro Tower with Fog. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2016. By Paul Hermann

Tank Hill and Sutro Tower with Fog. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2016. By Paul Hermann

August 2016

Posted on August 2, 2016

I can cook a pretty mean Paella.

Paella. Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

Paella. Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches, 2016. By Paul Hermann.

July 2016

Posted on July 17, 2016
Twin Peaks Bar. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2016.

Twin Peaks Bar. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2016.

The 500 Club is another San Francisco classic bar both on the inside and the outside.  (its not open at 6 am anymore)

500 Club. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2016.

500 Club. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2016.

I wanted to go back to what I painted for a long time- still lifes.  Nothing fancy, just a quick afternoon study of a bowl of fruits.

Fruit in Bowl study. Oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, 2016.

Fruit in Bowl study. Oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, 2016.

May 2016

Posted on May 31, 2016

Right when the fog starts ripping thru Upper Haight:

Central Ave between Page and Haight St. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, 2016.

Central Ave between Page and Haight St. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, 2016.

At Sunset the buildings start to glow:

Pierce between Oak and Page. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, 2016.

Pierce between Oak and Page. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, 2016.

I took a backpacking trip around Hetch Hetchy Resevoir.  In some ways I’m still staying local, it is operated by San Francisco Water District.  That’s our drinking water.

Hetch Hetchy during sunset (plein air). Oil on canvas, 8 x 6 inches, 2016.

Hetch Hetchy during sunset (plein air). Oil on canvas, 8 x 6 inches, 2016.

Kolana Rock is Hetchy Hetchy’s version of Half Dome.  It seemed to want to be in my paintings.

Rancheria Creek with Kolana Rock (plein air). Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, 2016.

Rancheria Creek with Kolana Rock (plein air). Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, 2016.