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Sunset Beach - 6x6 inches

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Back in California! Just in time for the rains to start again apparently :) 

I've been drawn to these types of scenes lately, a little dramatic and lit from behind. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

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At Sunset - Carpinteria Oil Painting - 6x6

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I've painted these trees by our  house before, but never at this time of day.  I love their shape and the colors in the background.  I really like how there was still a hint of blue in the sky, while the rest of the sunset was so orange and bright.  
Oil on panel, 6x6 inches 

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Something's In The Air II - California Landscape Oil Painting - 18x24

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This is another large piece I was working on for one of the upcoming shows. I think I'm ready now, which is good since I only have 2 days left :)

Also it's been raining a lot lately (well, a lot by California standards), and this morning I found a giant earthworm in my kitchen, how did it even get there?!

Oil on cradled panel, 18x24 inches
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May Sunset - Carpinteria Oil Painting - 18x24

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This is another large painting that I did for the show. I gave that awful panel another chance, I added another coat of gesso first, it helped a little, but I'm still not impressed.

This show was a great push for me. I usually view my small 6x6 paintings as like an oil sketch, and then if I really like the composition and colors then I can turn it into something larger. But the problem is I get...

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The Grain Elevator, Sunset - Daily Oil Painting - 6x6

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I don't really know what this building does, Zach said it was a grain I tried typing that into google... the forth suggestion from google was "grain elevator explosions" so that made it a little more interesting. What I do know is that I loved the sunset reflection on it's metal sides.

grain elevator oil painting
Oil on Ampersand Gessobord, 6x6 inches

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