The Making Of: Orange County’s Grand Canyon

The Making Of: Orange County’s Grand Canyon

I’ve always been drawn to mountains. I love the way the hills fade into the distance. I love the long shadows, the character of the rock formations, and the sunsets. This scene depicts “The Sinks,” a semi-remote geological formation in Limestone...

Art Lessons, Anyone?

I’m doing a quick poll to judge interest in University Hills for drawing and oil painting lessons.  I’m a professional artist and web developer living in UHills.  My wife teaches at UCI law school.  I’m going to start offering art lessons for adults...
Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day!

Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day!

Hello and Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day (soon)!  It’s been a while since I’ve released a new art series, since I’ve spent most of the last year helping other artists learn how to sell their art online and building their websites. ...
How I Pack Paintings for Shipping

How I Pack Paintings for Shipping

I’ve had people ask how I prepare paintings for shipping, so I made a video to illustrate! I’ve had very good feedback on the results using this method. I can’t take credit for it. The process shown in this video was created by Jason Horejs at the...
Another Video and Golden Hours Series Launches Tomorrow!

Another Video and Golden Hours Series Launches Tomorrow!

Hello all, My new series “Golden Hours–A Celebration of Sunrise and Sunset” launches online and in the Mission Fine Art Gallery tomorrow, Thursday June 16, 2016.  The series goes online at noon Pacific time, and the show at the gallery is from 5-8pm...
New Series Launching Soon!

New Series Launching Soon!

Hello all, I’ve been busy creating a new website (let me know what you think in the comments below) and working on a new series!  The new series is entitled “Golden Hours–A Celebration of Sunrise and Sunset.”  This is a bit different series...
Painting the Places We Love

Painting the Places We Love

 Why paint places we love? Nature provides us all with formative experiences.  We naturally connect with the special places in our lives.  We carry the images of these special places in our hearts and minds.  We link fond memories throughout our lives to the beautiful...
New Series Launching Soon, and a New Video!

New Series Launching Soon, and a New Video!

Hello all, Last summer I participated in the “SOCALPAPA Paints OC Parks and the Back Bay” art show. The juried show was limited to paintings of OC Parks and Newport Beach’s Back Bay. The theme in general got me interested in exploring the...
Great News and Upcoming Art Show

Great News and Upcoming Art Show

Hello all!  I’ve got some great news to share!  My painting “Back Bay Sunset” has been accepted into the juried show for the “SOCALPAPA Paints OC Parks and the Back Bay” event this weekend.  I’m honored to be joining a great group...
New Series & Contest Winner Announcement!

New Series & Contest Winner Announcement!

Hello all, I’ve been busy lately! So busy, my contest ended at the end of March and I haven’t announced the winner yet! Well, I did let the winner know immediately at least 🙂 It was Lori Z. from Connecticut (although I knew her from Ann Arbor, and with a...