15 x 30 Oil on canvas
A material yard in Irvine's industrial area is all aglow in the twilight of an Autumn evening.
has been selected for OPA 24th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Cutter&Cutter Fine Arts, St. Augustine, FL
12 x 12 Oil on linen
On a warm, sunny Southern California afternoon the beach is awash in sun and surf seekers. For a moment, let's enjoy the ocean breeze, and forget all of those air conditioners inland that need the juice being generated by AES' Huntington Beach Powerplant.
was part of California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past and Present
in conjunction with LPAPA and the Irvine Museum.
11 x 14 Oil on linen
di-a-dem; a jeweled crown or headband worn as a symbol of sovereignty.
Were you paying attention during high school chemistry class? From the look of the sky tonight in Wilmington, obviously someone was. The sky is aglow as evidence of our mastery of hydrocarbons.
Think of all the molecules working their way through the process. Somewhere, unseen, a human has a pair of eyes on monitoring the results, hopefully keeping this jeweled crown of industry on her best behavior tonight.
was part of California Art Club 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition .
8 x 16 Oil on linen
The industrial area near the Port of Los Angeles is a 24x7 operation. Here, one of the refineries will be running all night, kept company by a constant parade of trucks passing by. No doubt that later this week we will be filling up with some of San Pedro's finest.
8 x 16 Oil on linen
Birdbath depicts the western part of California's San Joaquin Valley known as "Cotton Country." Here, amidst a power distribution grid so vital to the valley's irrigation network, a flock of birds bathe in a puddle of water overflowing from a clogged irrigation ditch.
was purchased by the Festival of Arts for their permanent collection.
16 x 16 Oil on linen
This is one of my very favorite structures. It is of a materials yard near a railroad siding in the harbor area of Long Beach. The mixture of coastal fog with a bit of industrial smog created an interesting atmosphere.
6 x 8 Oil on linen
There is a small field of oil derricks working in the industrial area of Long Beach. This painting is of one of them, early one overcast, Southern California morning.