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New Series, Diablo Squared

I've been developing a  painting series based on the largest square size I can paint with my favorite watercolor paper, Arches  bright w...

Monday, August 22, 2016

New Series, Diablo Squared

I've been developing a  painting series based on the largest square size I can paint with my favorite watercolor paper, Arches  bright white 300 LB hot press.  21.5 x 21.5 . I plan on painting at least 6 in the series and have just finished the fifth one. Here they are in order of painting.

Blue Ridge

Curry Point November

Just Below Junction

Poppies Above the Bay

The Height of Summer

Friday, July 22, 2016

"Ojai Study"

"Ojai Study" was painted in the parking lot of a stable with a manure truck next to me!
Fortunately the wind was in my favor.
Watercolor, 9 x 12 one hour. Plein Air

The heat let me work very quickly as the paint dried almost immediately.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Poppy Paintings

Poppy Meadow 14 x 14
















Windy Day Poppies 24 x 18

These were painted a while ago, just getting around to posting.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Save Mt Diablo's Moonlight on the Mountain, donations


Save Mount Diablo's fundraiser isn't for months, but I just got these two framed and ready to donate to the auction. Both are 8 x 8 framed prints of two of my recent paintings of Mount Diablo.

Left is "Just below Junction
, right is "Summit from Curry Point."

Here's a link to the event. http://www.savemountdiablo.org/activities_events_moonlt.html

And here are the paintings not behind the glare of glass:



Thursday, June 9, 2016

Stormy Asilomar, plein air watercolor


Stormy Asilomar. Plein Air watercolor

A different subject for me, painted this spring at Asilomar.

It was interesting and challenging to paint rocks and waves .

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"Reflections in Water " Reception California Art Club Exhibit at St Mary's College Museum of Art

 Looking North, Malibu
 Joan Young and Marian Fortunati  paintings
 Watercolor Painters are well represented, left to right Carolyn Lord, Barbara Tapp, Robin Purcell and Michael Reardon
 Santa Cruz Swirls and Mark Fehlman's painting

Paul Kratter, Katherine Fasciato, Robin Purcell paintings

'A small selection of the sixty paintings on exhibit until August 28th. I plan on going back, so let me know if you'd like to go to Moraga!