Truckee

Since April 2020 I have posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts.

“Truckee”, 30×40, oil on canvas

From the studio ‘slammer’…

Spring is here, but how about one last winter scene? Today’s offering is a winter scene in the high Sierra. This is a view from the Hwy 267 bridge as it crosses over the Truckee River. If you have never heard of the little town of Truckee, it is probably witness to more history in California than most small towns in the state. Read more here… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee,_California

‘Tis the Season

Around this time of year I paint a number of miniatures. They make great holiday gifts, or anytime gift for that matter, and they usually sell fairly quickly. I also paint them for both gallery and juried miniature shows this time of year. Many times, these are miniatures of larger paintings I have done, or studies for possible new larger paintings later on.

I am starting off with a trio of 6×6 pieces. Some experienced artists can probably guess which juried show I might enter these!

These are currently available directly from me, but some destined to gallery/juried shows. On a regular PC browser, they should show life-size…

El Dorado, 6x6, oil on panel
El Dorado, 6×6, oil on panel

Tahoe Squall, 6x6, oil on panel
Tahoe Squall, 6×6, oil on panel

Truckee Thaw, 6x6, oil on panel
Truckee Thaw, 6×6, oil on panel


Thats it for now…more on the easel. The next batch, a little more ‘moodier’ are on the way.

Cambrian Art League Demo

Yesterday, I did a demonstration at the Cambrian Art League. They are a lively group and meet in the Willow Glen area of San Jose. I did a painting of the Truckee River in the snow, and with all the talking, etc., only got about 2/3rds complete.

Here’s a few pictures from the demo (Click on a thumbnail picture for a larger slideshow)–

Today I spent another hour or so to complete it, at least for now. Here is the complete piece–

Truckee Thaw, 12x16, oil on panel
Truckee Thaw, 12×16, oil on panel