California

From the ever-changing ocean, the Coastal Range and the wide Central Valley ... to the high mountains-- the beauty and diversity of California is almost more than the artist's eye can take in. California has come to fill the heart of this artist with the beauty of not only the land but the people.

I Can Hear the Ocean20 x 16, oil on canvas
Carmel Ocean Sunset8 x 10, oil on canvas,See Works for Sale
Off the California Coast, Sunset at Sea12 x 16, oil on canvas
Cliffs Along the Coast18 x 14, oil on canvas
Ocean Fog is Rolling In20 x 16, Oil on Canvas
Wind, Fog and Sea11 x 14, Oil on canvas
Moro Bay Marina12 x 12, oil on canvas
Winter Day at the Beach24 x 12, oil on canvas
Study in Blue & Orange18 x 14, oil on canvas, in collection of the family
John's Sunset Beach10 x 8, oil on canvas
Waves Break as Fog Lingers Off Shore12 x 9, oil on canvas
Ocean Waves Meet the Shore12 x 9, oil on canvas
Lupine Blue, Grapevine, CA12 x 12, oil on canvas
Sunset Over the Vineyards14 x 11, oil on canvas
Johnson's Pasture in Winter Light36 x 24, oil on canvas
Walking Path, Johnson's Pasture28 x 36, Oil on Canvas
Johnson's Pasture Dreams11 x 14, oil on canvas
Overlooking Pasadena12 x 12, oil on canvas
Forest Cathedral8 x 10, oil on canvas
The Road Home36 x 12, oil on canvas
Back Road Near Tejon Pass 30 x 24, oil on canvas
Poppy Preserve, Lancaster20 x 16, oil on canvas
California Back Road Sunset, San Gabriel Mountains 24 x 36, oil on canvas
Sun-washed Desert Palms16 x 20, oil on Canvas
Sycamore Grove12 x 12, oil on canvas
Famous Fig Tree, Santa Barbara, CA14 x 11, oil on canvas
Jacaranda & The Yellow House, Inland Empire12 x 9, oil on canvas
The Cottage, San Anselmo, CA9 x 12, oil on canvas
The Mountain Cabin 9 x 12, Oil on Canvas
This cabin belonged to good friends of mine who generously invited me to use it. I wrote major portions of my novel, "The Compromise...a love story" in this Southern California mountain cabin.

I've camped and painted many times at Yosemite National Park in the California Sierra National Forest. I made a series of watercolors--most of which I sold right off the watercolor pad I was using; as plein aire artist in the national park I was often surrounded by interested visitors, including some who offered to buy my paintings.

However the graphite sketches I made while walking the trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, I still have on my Drawing pad and can share with you here.

Half Dome from the Valley Floor3.45 x 4.5, graphite on paper
The oil painting was done in my home studio based partly on my graphite sketch.
Playing with Rocks and Trees (Yosemite)20 x 16, oil on canvas. Check 'Works for Sale'
My 1st Campsite in Yosemite, May 2003A small graphite sketch of the tent and tableThis site, with my new tent, was in the woods, just outside the Valley Floor. As an early summer visitor, I was the only one in this huge campground--other than the bears. I've also camped up in the high meadows, down by the river, and amid the Sequoias.
The Merced River, Yosemite Valley8.5 x 7, graphite on paper
King's River, South Fork 9 x 7, graphite on paper
Entrance to Tharp's LogA cabin built inside of a downed, giant sequoia log. Inside it was a fine, small cabin with a cot, table, and marvelous fireplace. I thought of moving in as it was bigger--and warmer--than my tent.7 x 9.5, graphite on paper
The Senate Group, Sequoia National Forest 8 x 9.5, graphite on paper
Chief Sequoia Tree, in Morning Light8.5 x 7.5, graphite on paper

The Oak Trees of California

Coastal Range in Noonday Sun14 x 11, oil on canvas
California Gold20 x 16, oil on canvas
Morning Fog Over Coastal Hills, California Beauty36 x 18, oil on canvas
The Oak Wood Hills of California40 x 30, oil on canvas. This painting was purchased and donated to Pilgrim Place. It is exhibited in the lounge at Friendship Court.
Oak Shadows14 x 11, oil on canvas
In the Golden Hills10 x 8, oil on canvas
The Wedding Tree12 x 12, oil on canvas
Sonoma Farmhouse12 x 6, oil on canvas
Vineyards Across the Valley, Sonoma, CA8 x 6, oil on canvas
The Eucalyptus in the Vineyard12 x 20, oil on canvas
Vineyard in the Golden Hills12 x 12, oil on canvas