L.A. Sketches

Laguna Cliffs. 10 x 12 in., oil on panel.

Laguna Cliffs. 10 x 12 in., oil on panel.

I’ve been in Los Angeles teaching a small plein air workshop. Here are a few of the small sketches from the trip. Most are the paintings I do while demonstrating what to do so the artwork did not receive my full concentration. The good news is that I am finally getting better at talking while I paint after all these years.

Hyperion Bridge. 8 x 8 in., oil on panel.

Hyperion Bridge. 8 x 8 in., oil on panel.

Pines at Griffith Park. 8 x 10 in., oil on panel.

Pines at Griffith Park. 8 x 10 in., oil on panel.

Fountain at Griffith Park. 6 x 8 in., oil on panel.

Fountain at Griffith Park. 6 x 8 in., oil on panel.

Eucalyptus. 11 x 14 in., oil on panel.

Eucalyptus. 11 x 14 in., oil on panel.

Palisades Cliffs. 11 x 14 in., oil on panel.

Palisades Cliffs. 11 x 14 in., oil on panel.

Still have to get the bugs off the canvas on that last one.

I remember the reason I wanted to become a landscape painter when I was young was the desire to paint the beauty of California. Its been a wonderful experience to be back painting plein air here after all these years.

There was also a small portrait workshop during the week.

Picture of the portrait demonstration on the first day.

Picture of the portrait demonstration on the first day.

5 comments

  1. I’m enjoying these very much, thanks for sharing them. Pines at Griffith Park is especially effective, and a tough subject to keep “united”, which you accomplished. I’m reminded of the effects of Sargent’s “The Hermit”, and that you faced a similar challenge. Congrats!

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