Friday, September 26, 2008

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

This is a lighthouse half way between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. I wanted to get the feel of a pleinair painting and I think it worked out pretty good. I took a photo of the light house on my way home from surfing and painted as fast as I could to get that look.

11x14 oil on canvas panel

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Truck Farm Truck

On my way back from surfing in Santa Cruz on Wed., I decided to drive up Hwy. 1 and see what I could see. There are a bunch of vegetable farms all along the coast and this cool old truck was parked out by the highway as a beacon for travelers to stop and buy some goodies.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


The flower of the Hawaiian "Awapuhi" belongs to the Ginger family. Formally called Alpinia Purpurata, we simply call it Red Ginger. Also called Ostrich Plume and Pink Cone Ginger the showy plant is native to Malaysia.

This is 12"x 16" acrylic on 120 lb. watercolor paper