Thursday, March 17, 2011

San Juan Creek

I spent the afternoon Tuesday at Caspers Park trying to get this view of San Juan Creek.
There's still so much water it's sort of amazing. I'll definitely be going back I think, but for a first go I'm pretty pleased...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bell Canyon Creek

Last Friday I went to Caspers Regional Park in search of more subjects to paint for the upcoming "Paint the Parks" show in May and found this beautiful spot. The creeks this year are all full and flowing owing to all the rain we had in December and January; and I've begun to see a theme for my paintings for this show, which for me should be titled, "Paint the Creeks". Anyway, here is Bell Canyon Creek painted as it comes through the canyon on its way to join San Juan Creek, which I painted yesterday and will post tomorrow.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Crystal Cove Sunset #2

Here is the second sunset down at Crystal Cove, this time with some of the yet to be restored cottages toward the north end of the cove.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Crystal Cove Sunset

I did this painting a couple of weeks in preparation for a special exhibit at the Crystal Cove Gallery. The theme is Sunrise/Sunset, so I did two sunsets...mostly because, being a night person, I am a stranger to the dawn. Here is the first.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Trabuco Creek

Here is one of my favorite views down in the creek bed that runs through part of O'Niell Park. I can't get enough of this spot, so expect lots more as I get closer to the deadline for our "Paint the Parks" show in May. Anyway, this was done a couple of weeks ago, mid-afternoon. Our recent huge rainfalls have guaranteed that all the creeks are still relatively full, which really enhances the scene and makes it that much more fun to paint. This particular painting is on display now at our SOCALPAPA Gallery until June 12 , for the current "Impressionism Then & Now" show.