above the cove on a spring day.jpg

sketches and studies

To be able to do a quick oil or watercolor or spend more time on a detailed pencil drawing, each experience with the subject is very valuable for me. It allows me to explore an idea and see if it is worth developing into a much larger work. At times, the sketch itself is enough.

Japanese Farm - Palos Verdes Peninsula (completed spring 1980), Pencil on illustration board 


the river below.jpg

River Below - Grand Canyon, Oil on canvas, 16" x 16"

first day of summer abalone cove.jpg

First Day of Summer - Abalone Cove, Pencil on paper, 18.25" x 40" 

half dome.jpg

Half Dome, Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

last snow of winter crystal crag.jpg

Last Snow of Winter - Crystal Crag, Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

late afternoon yosemite falls.jpg

Late Afternoon Yosemite Falls, Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

low tide lunada bay.jpg

Low Tide Lunada Bay, Pencil on paper, 11.5" x 17" 

On the Edge.jpg

On the Edge, Pencil on paper, 13" x 12.5" 

Point Vicente Lighthouse.jpg

Point Vicente Lighthouse,  Pencil on paper, 24.5" x 23.25" 

Riding Club.jpg

Riding Club,  Pencil on paper, 12" x 18"

rocky point copy.jpg

Rocky Point,  Pencil on paper, 12.5" x 16.75"

summer in the cove.jpg

Summer in the Cove,  Pencil on paper, 16" x 23"

the beach at china cove.jpg

The Beach at China Cove,  Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

Crystal Crag Afternoon - Sierra Nevada, Watercolor on paper, 4.5" x 6.5"

A New Season.jpg

Crystal Crag, Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

above the cove on a spring day.jpg

The Dead Tree - Palos Verdes (completed spring 1980), Pencil on illustration board 

Afternoon Fog Lunada Bay.jpg

Twilight Transition Death Valley, Oil on canvas, 5.75" x 9.5"

Along the Western Shore-1.jpg

El Trevor - Grand Canyon, Oil on canvas, 6" x 15"

approaching fog sacred cove.jpg

Gem Lake Sketch - Sierra Nevada, Watercolor on paper, 4.5" x 4.5"

Cliffs & Sea At Pt Vincente.jpg

Landslide - Palos Verdes, Watercolor on paper, 8.25" x 10.25"

light fog pt vincente.jpg

Light Fog, Point Vicente, Watercolor on paper, 7.5" x 11.5"

Path to the Cliff.jpg

Path to the Cliff, Pencil on paper, 8" x 10" 

pinnacle rock pencil.jpg

Pinnacle Rock Pencil, Pencil on paper, 8" x 10" 

plaza fountain sketch sm.jpg

Plaza Fountain Sketch, Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"

PLAZAarch.jpg

Plaza Arch, Pencil on paper, 18" x 24" 

quiet morning along the cliffs.jpg

A Quiet Morning Along the Cliffs, Watercolor on paper, 6.75" x 9"

wind and sea.jpg

Wind and Sea, Oil on canvas, 14" x 14"

WINTERMORNING ON THE BEACH.jpg

Winter Morning on the Beach, Oil on canvas, 8" x 10"