My sketchbook studies come from a wide variety of times and places both local and abroad. I like to keep them small (roughly 3"x 5") and quick (30 minutes give or take), I paint with watercolors and gouache (materials list for you in the sidebar). Enjoy!

February 22, 2012

The Southern California Apple Valley has no apples that I'm aware of, it's fairly arid but still filled with rich colors.

February 15, 2012


Priest Valley at Sunset, Central California.

February 10, 2012

February 02, 2012


These are studies of the work of Edgar Payne that I did many years ago. I've done a great many of these types of studies over the years and am a much better artist for it. They are about 3"x4" and done in acrylics on crescent cold press illustration board.