January 2016

Posted on January 5, 2016

With the lack of posts for 2015 one would assume that I am painting far less these days.  But that couldn’t be farther from the truth, I am, in fact painting more than ever.  Paintings take much longer for me to complete, and many finished paintings will just have to remain personal exercises.

A continuation of paintings of Mannequins in store windows on Upper Haight Street.

Mannequin#1 from Ceiba SF on Haight Street. Oil on wood, 18 x 14 inches, 2015.

Backpacking in Washington State in the fall.  Absolutely amazing fall colors, it actually looked unearthly at times.

Pacific Coast Trail in Washington. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, Fall 2015.

Pacific Coast Trail in Washington. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, Fall 2015.

Haight street is my closest neighborhood and haunt.  Murio’s is at the far end near Amoeba Records.  Go there on a Friday night when Nick is bartending.

Murio's bar on Haight Street. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, Summer 2015.

Murio’s bar on Haight Street. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, Summer 2015.

I kept this painting loose and painterly, I like that.

Wet night on Sutter at Taylor. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, Spring 2015.

Wet night on Sutter at Taylor. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, Spring 2015.

Golden Gate with Garbage Bin. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, Summer 2015.

Golden Gate with Garbage Bin. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, Summer 2015.

I am really pleased with the colors on this small plein air painting:

The Golden Gate from Horse Shoe Bay. Oil on canvas, 8 x 8 inches, Winter 2015.

The Golden Gate from Horse Shoe Bay. Oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inches, Winter 2015.

I took my plein air equipment on a European vacation.

view from Cobh in Ireland. Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, July 2015

view from Cobh in Ireland. Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, July 2015

In my day job, I’m an animator at a game company in Sausalito.  Every lunchtime I steal away into the hills and do a quick one hour plein air study.  I painted this one particular spot so many times thru out the seasons.  I assembled the best ones into this collage, the earliest one is in the bottom right (note the high chroma colors).

Collection of Plein Air paintings. Oil on canvas, 40 x 32 inches, 2013-2015.

Collection of Plein Air paintings. Oil on canvas, 40 x 32 inches, 2013-2015.

This is actually a painting from last year.  I sanded it down this year, and now I really like it.

Small Pink Roses. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, Fall 2015.

Small Pink Roses. Oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, Fall 2015.

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