California Series Original Oil Paintings

Along the Coast of San Diego: A Book of Paintings : New! Featuring over 24 of my paintings. Gorgeous color reproduction. Printed on heavyweight gloss paper. Measures approximately 11"x14"; spiral bound. Price includes shipping. The shopping cart will say this is an oil painting, but it's a book! If you want to purchase multiple copies, navigate over to the California gallery of Giclee prints, where the shopping cart will accommodate you. CLICK OR TAP ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
Along the Coast of San Diego: A Book of Paintings
New! Featuring over 24 of my paintings. Gorgeous color reproduction. Printed on heavyweight gloss paper. Measures approximately 11"x14"; spiral bound. Price includes shipping. The shopping cart will say this is an oil painting, but it's a book! If you want to purchase multiple copies, navigate over to the California gallery of Giclee prints, where the shopping cart will accommodate you. CLICK OR TAP ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
$45
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NEW PAINTINGS / First Light, San Diego : Here are the paintings from the winter of 2019, and a couple from the year before, not previously posted. CLICK (OR TAP, YOU MOBILE USERS, YOU!) ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE!  Oil Painting on Panel 9'"x 12". I am offering it unframed. 
(There are 15 new paintings, for those who are counting!)
NEW PAINTINGS / First Light, San Diego
Here are the paintings from the winter of 2019, and a couple from the year before, not previously posted. CLICK (OR TAP, YOU MOBILE USERS, YOU!) ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE! Oil Painting on Panel 9'"x 12". I am offering it unframed.
$500
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Beach View, San Diego : Oil Painting on Panel, 18"x14". Price includes frame. (Frame increases overall dimensions.) I painted this at the corner of 5th and A, looking down to Moonlight Beach, in Encinitas.
Beach View, San Diego
Oil Painting on Panel, 18"x14". Price includes frame. (Frame increases overall dimensions.) I painted this at the corner of 5th and A, looking down to Moonlight Beach, in Encinitas.
$1600
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Moonlight Beach  : And here is a view of Moonlight from the corner of 3rd and C Streets. Oil Painting  on Panel, 16"x20"
Moonlight Beach
And here is a view of Moonlight from the corner of 3rd and C Streets. Oil Painting on Panel, 16"x20"
$1850
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Early Morning Light Effects, San Diego : 8" x 10", Oil Painting on panel. Offered unframed.
Early Morning Light Effects, San Diego
8" x 10", Oil Painting on panel. Offered unframed.
$450
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Winter Sunset, San Diego Beach  : 9" x 12", Oil Painting on Panel. Offered unframed. Painted from Stone Steps, in Encinitas.
Winter Sunset, San Diego Beach
9" x 12", Oil Painting on Panel. Offered unframed. Painted from Stone Steps, in Encinitas.
$500
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The Chef (All the Stars Come Out at Night)  : My favorite Chef.
The Chef (All the Stars Come Out at Night)
My favorite Chef.
$0
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Winter Rain, Spring Poppies, San Diego  : Oil Painting on Panel, 14" x 18"; price includes frame. After an unusually stormy winter, the hillsides just exploded in poppies - it looked like the paintings of California from the the turn of the last century by Join Gamble... I painted this in Pauma Valley; those are orange trees at the bottom.
Winter Rain, Spring Poppies, San Diego
Oil Painting on Panel, 14" x 18"; price includes frame. After an unusually stormy winter, the hillsides just exploded in poppies - it looked like the paintings of California from the the turn of the last century by Join Gamble... I painted this in Pauma Valley; those are orange trees at the bottom.
$1600
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Jo's Kitchen : As wonderful as the poppy-covered hills just beyond her persimmon orchard (see painting above). Oil Painting on Panel, 14" x 18"; price includes frame.
Jo's Kitchen
As wonderful as the poppy-covered hills just beyond her persimmon orchard (see painting above). Oil Painting on Panel, 14" x 18"; price includes frame.
$1600
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E Street View Point, Encinitas  : Oil Painting on Panel, 14" x 18". Price includes frame. I thought of naming this painting NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING, #1. There are viewpoints like this at the west-most end of every block in Encinitas, starting at Swami's and going all the way to North El Portal. And I've painted from most of them.
E Street View Point, Encinitas
Oil Painting on Panel, 14" x 18". Price includes frame. I thought of naming this painting NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING, #1. There are viewpoints like this at the west-most end of every block in Encinitas, starting at Swami's and going all the way to North El Portal. And I've painted from most of them.
$1600
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Stormy Sunset Light Effects : 9" x 12", Oil Painting on Panel. Offered unframed. This is maybe my favorite oceanscape from this year's trip. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
Stormy Sunset Light Effects
9" x 12", Oil Painting on Panel. Offered unframed. This is maybe my favorite oceanscape from this year's trip. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
$500
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Gentle Winter Sunset  : As I was painting this at North El Portal in Encinitas, a cutie pie little boy came up to watch me. When I turned around to talk to him, I inadvertently knocked the painting off the easel and it landed face first on the ground. The expression of horror on the little boy's face was just so pure! Luckily, this has happened to me before, so I assured him it would be alright, picked the painting up and brushed off most of the sand, and used the remaining blur to build upon for what, nevertheless, was a very gentle winter sunset. The wind once took a painting off the easel for a sail in New Mexico, but I retrieved it and completed it, and my dear friend Wendy ended up naming that painting True Grit. 9"x12"; Oil Painting on Panel. Offered unframed.
Gentle Winter Sunset
As I was painting this at North El Portal in Encinitas, a cutie pie little boy came up to watch me. When I turned around to talk to him, I inadvertently knocked the painting off the easel and it landed face first on the ground. The expression of horror on the little boy's face was just so pure! Luckily, this has happened to me before, so I assured him it would be alright, picked the painting up and brushed off most of the sand, and used the remaining blur to build upon for what, nevertheless, was a very gentle winter sunset. The wind once took a painting off the easel for a sail in New Mexico, but I retrieved it and completed it, and my dear friend Wendy ended up naming that painting True Grit. 9"x12"; Oil Painting on Panel. Offered unframed.
$500
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Winter Sunrise, View from Stone Steps, Encinitas : 12" x 14.75"; price includes frame.
Winter Sunrise, View from Stone Steps, Encinitas
12" x 14.75"; price includes frame.
$1000
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San Diego at Night  : This was pretty funny. I started this painting in the middle of the afternoon, knowing it would be a nocturne. But I needed to start massing in the composition while it was still light, before the magic of the lights on The Star of India, and The Coronado Bay Bridge, and the downtown buildings happened. People walking by at the beginning of the painting thought I was nuts ... But a few came back after dark to see how the painting ended up ... and loved it. 12" x 16"; price includes frame. CLICK ON PAINTING TO ENLARGE!
San Diego at Night
This was pretty funny. I started this painting in the middle of the afternoon, knowing it would be a nocturne. But I needed to start massing in the composition while it was still light, before the magic of the lights on The Star of India, and The Coronado Bay Bridge, and the downtown buildings happened. People walking by at the beginning of the painting thought I was nuts ... But a few came back after dark to see how the painting ended up ... and loved it. 12" x 16"; price includes frame. CLICK ON PAINTING TO ENLARGE!
$1100
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Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs : 12' x 16"; Oil Painting on Panel; price includes frame.This is perhaps the most iconic of the unexpected sculptures on the Borrego desert floor of all kinds of animals and beasts (there are many of them) that have lent an exuberance to the desert that I think is just pure genius! As I was painting this, a couple coyotes loped by, but did not even stop to look at the painting in progress...
Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs
12' x 16"; Oil Painting on Panel; price includes frame.This is perhaps the most iconic of the unexpected sculptures on the Borrego desert floor of all kinds of animals and beasts (there are many of them) that have lent an exuberance to the desert that I think is just pure genius! As I was painting this, a couple coyotes loped by, but did not even stop to look at the painting in progress...
$1100
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Indian Head, Borrego Springs, #2  : Oil Painting on Panel, 14" x 18"; price includes frame, To see the first Indian Head, Borrego Springs, scroll down a ways ...
Indian Head, Borrego Springs, #2
Oil Painting on Panel, 14" x 18"; price includes frame, To see the first Indian Head, Borrego Springs, scroll down a ways ...
$1600
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A TRAVELOGUE, OF SORTS ... Starting in Carlsbad ... THE FLOWER FIELDS OF CARLSBAD : WHAT FOLLOWS ARE MY PAINTINGS OF NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY AND DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO, arranged from North to South, including the beach towns of Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, and San Diego itself. After that, the paintings, starting in LAGUNA BEACH, are arranged heading north to CARMEL. This one is titled THE FLOWER FIELDS OF CARLSBAD. Click on any image to enlarge.
A TRAVELOGUE, OF SORTS ... Starting in Carlsbad ... THE FLOWER FIELDS OF CARLSBAD
WHAT FOLLOWS ARE MY PAINTINGS OF NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY AND DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO, arranged from North to South, including the beach towns of Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, and San Diego itself. After that, the paintings, starting in LAGUNA BEACH, are arranged heading north to CARMEL. This one is titled THE FLOWER FIELDS OF CARLSBAD. Click on any image to enlarge.
$1000
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Along Highway 101, Leucadia : LEUCADIA is a surfing town just south of Carlsbad. 12" x 16", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame.
Along Highway 101, Leucadia
LEUCADIA is a surfing town just south of Carlsbad. 12" x 16", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame.
$1100
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Stairway to the Beach : A typical access to the beach down below, from a residence on the bluff up above, along the Encinitas - Leucadia stretch of beach. I think Led Zeppelin had a huge hit with a song of that title. Wait! That was Stairway to Heaven. It was a very high tide, and I had to paint fast! Oil on Panel, 12" x 16", unframed; price includes frame.
Stairway to the Beach
A typical access to the beach down below, from a residence on the bluff up above, along the Encinitas - Leucadia stretch of beach. I think Led Zeppelin had a huge hit with a song of that title. Wait! That was Stairway to Heaven. It was a very high tide, and I had to paint fast! Oil on Panel, 12" x 16", unframed; price includes frame.
$950
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Sunset View, Beacon's  : I have to admit, I have a total love affair going on with North San Diego County. This is one of my favorite beaches, Beacons, in Leucadia, just north of Steps in Encinitas. Oil Painting on panel; 12" x 16" unframed; price includes frame. Also available as a notecard.
Sunset View, Beacon's
I have to admit, I have a total love affair going on with North San Diego County. This is one of my favorite beaches, Beacons, in Leucadia, just north of Steps in Encinitas. Oil Painting on panel; 12" x 16" unframed; price includes frame. Also available as a notecard.
$1100
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Looking South from Beacons Beach, Leucadia : 11" x 14", Oil painting on panel. Price includes frame.
Looking South from Beacons Beach, Leucadia
11" x 14", Oil painting on panel. Price includes frame.
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San Diego, Spring : Man, was it ever a beautiful spring! 12"x16", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame, and shipping! CLICK OR TAP ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
San Diego, Spring
Man, was it ever a beautiful spring! 12"x16", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame, and shipping! CLICK OR TAP ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
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New Day  : Plein Air Painting on panel; 14" x 18"; price includes frame. CLICK OR TAP ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE. I painted this at the top of Stone Steps. In ENCINITAS.
New Day
Plein Air Painting on panel; 14" x 18"; price includes frame. CLICK OR TAP ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE. I painted this at the top of Stone Steps. In ENCINITAS.
$1600
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Stone Steps at Night, Encinitas : One of my favorite paintings. It's one of my largest paintings, measuring 16"x20" w/out frame. Price includes frame, and shipping.
Stone Steps at Night, Encinitas
One of my favorite paintings. It's one of my largest paintings, measuring 16"x20" w/out frame. Price includes frame, and shipping.
$2200
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Verdant Winter, Encinitas : 12"x16" Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame, and shipping! Also painted from the top of Steps.
Verdant Winter, Encinitas
12"x16" Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame, and shipping! Also painted from the top of Steps.
$1100
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A Man and His Kindle ... : ...who has aided and abetted my career for so many years now!
A Man and His Kindle ...
...who has aided and abetted my career for so many years now!
$0
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Winter Sunset, San Diego : I painted this at Stone Steps, in Encinitas. I set up my easel on the sand, despite the overcast start to the afternoon ... and then this! Plein Air Oil Painting on panel,12" x 16"; price includes frame.
Winter Sunset, San Diego
I painted this at Stone Steps, in Encinitas. I set up my easel on the sand, despite the overcast start to the afternoon ... and then this! Plein Air Oil Painting on panel,12" x 16"; price includes frame.
$1000
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The Gate  : This gate has been welcoming me for 40 years. To my dearest of friends, and patrons, Wendy and Paul ... thank you ... so much ... for everything.
The Gate
This gate has been welcoming me for 40 years. To my dearest of friends, and patrons, Wendy and Paul ... thank you ... so much ... for everything.
$0
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Rooster tails, Sunset from Rosetta : Rooster tails are a phenomenon of offshore winds; they blow back the white wavecaps. This night, the rooster tails were glowing pink, from the setting sun. Oil Painting on panel; 9" x 12". Price includes frame. (Click on image to enlarge.)
Rooster tails, Sunset from Rosetta
Rooster tails are a phenomenon of offshore winds; they blow back the white wavecaps. This night, the rooster tails were glowing pink, from the setting sun. Oil Painting on panel; 9" x 12". Price includes frame. (Click on image to enlarge.)
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Sunset, Moonlight Beach : Oil Painting on panel, 11" x 14". Price includes frame.
Sunset, Moonlight Beach
Oil Painting on panel, 11" x 14". Price includes frame.
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By Moonlight Beach : I have this idea that I want to record the neighborhoods we live in. I started this project in Vermont;, in the winter of 2018, I painted 3 neighborhood paintings around Moonlight Beach. Oil on Panel, 14"x18". Price includes frame and shipping.
By Moonlight Beach
I have this idea that I want to record the neighborhoods we live in. I started this project in Vermont;, in the winter of 2018, I painted 3 neighborhood paintings around Moonlight Beach. Oil on Panel, 14"x18". Price includes frame and shipping.
$1600
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Ocean Sunrise : 11"x14", Oil Painting on Panel; price includes frame. Also available as a notecard.  CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
Ocean Sunrise
11"x14", Oil Painting on Panel; price includes frame. Also available as a notecard. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
$975
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Above Moonlight Beach : Oil Painting on Panel, 14"x18". Price includes frame and shipping.
Above Moonlight Beach
Oil Painting on Panel, 14"x18". Price includes frame and shipping.
$1600
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Encinitas, Neighborhood  : Oil Painting on Panel, 14"x18". Price includes frame and shipping.
Encinitas, Neighborhood
Oil Painting on Panel, 14"x18". Price includes frame and shipping.
$1600
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Portrait of Moonlight Beach, Encinitas : 12" x 16" Oil painting on linen on panel. Price includes frame. This turned out to be an historical painting in my own lifetime! Since this painting, Moonlight Beach has gotten quite the upgrade, featuring a swanky new concession stand, and swanky new Lifeguard headquarters!
Portrait of Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
12" x 16" Oil painting on linen on panel. Price includes frame. This turned out to be an historical painting in my own lifetime! Since this painting, Moonlight Beach has gotten quite the upgrade, featuring a swanky new concession stand, and swanky new Lifeguard headquarters!
$950
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Evening Portrait of Southern California :  Oil Painting on Panel; 14.75" x 12" unframed; price includes frame.
Evening Portrait of Southern California
Oil Painting on Panel; 14.75" x 12" unframed; price includes frame.
$1000
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Evening at Home: Surf Monopoly : 12"x16", Oil Painting on Linen, on panel. Price includes frame and shipping!
Evening at Home: Surf Monopoly
12"x16", Oil Painting on Linen, on panel. Price includes frame and shipping!
$950
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San Diego, Nocturne : One of my favorite paintings. 12" x 16", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame.
Painted one night from the top of Steps, in Encinitas.
San Diego, Nocturne
One of my favorite paintings. 12" x 16", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame.
$1100
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Evening at Home #2 : Good California wine ... and thou ... also a notecard. Oil Painting on panel; 14" x 18" unframed; price includes frame.
Evening at Home #2
Good California wine ... and thou ... also a notecard. Oil Painting on panel; 14" x 18" unframed; price includes frame.
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Popcorn and a Movie : More good California wine. Also a notecard. (To see more of my Interiors, and Still Lifes, navigate over to that Series using the menu at the left!) Oil Painting on panel,
14" x 18" unframed; price includes frame.
Popcorn and a Movie
More good California wine. Also a notecard. (To see more of my Interiors, and Still Lifes, navigate over to that Series using the menu at the left!) Oil Painting on panel,
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San Dieguito Reservoir  : Just a bit inland from Encinitas and the beach, in Rancho Santa Fe. Oil Painting on panel; 12" x 16" unframed. Price includes frame. Also available as a notecard. Hi, G! And hi, Jim. Thank you so much for everything.
San Dieguito Reservoir
Just a bit inland from Encinitas and the beach, in Rancho Santa Fe. Oil Painting on panel; 12" x 16" unframed. Price includes frame. Also available as a notecard. Hi, G! And hi, Jim. Thank you so much for everything.
$1100
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The Encinitas Boat Houses : Oil Painting on panel, 9" x 12". Price includes frame.The iconic Boat Houses on 3rd Street. I finally painted 'em.
The Encinitas Boat Houses
Oil Painting on panel, 9" x 12". Price includes frame.The iconic Boat Houses on 3rd Street. I finally painted 'em.
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Encinitas Sunset  : Oil Painting on Panel, 9" x 12", unframed. Price includes frame. This title is also available as a Notecard, as is "The Gate", pictured above.
Encinitas Sunset
Oil Painting on Panel, 9" x 12", unframed. Price includes frame. This title is also available as a Notecard, as is "The Gate", pictured above.
$750
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Winter Sky, North San Diego County : CLICK OR TAP ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE! In the winter, Orion is a constant companion in the night - he followed me everywhere I went! So I painted his portrait. Also available as a notecard. (To see more California notecards, navigate over to the Notecard series using the menu at the left. But come back to look at more paintings!)
Oil Painting on Panel; 18" x 14" unframed; price includes frame.
Winter Sky, North San Diego County
CLICK OR TAP ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE! In the winter, Orion is a constant companion in the night - he followed me everywhere I went! So I painted his portrait. Also available as a notecard. (To see more California notecards, navigate over to the Notecard series using the menu at the left. But come back to look at more paintings!)
$1650
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Coral Tree at Sunrise  : A Winter bloom ... Oil Painting on Panel, 12" x 14.75", unframed. But, price includes frame!
Coral Tree at Sunrise
A Winter bloom ... Oil Painting on Panel, 12" x 14.75", unframed. But, price includes frame!
$950
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Memorial Bench, Encinitas, Early Morning : As always, I had previously scouted out the location to think about composition and observe light. But when I showed up early one morning with my easel to actually paint,  the moon was a surprise, and became an important part of the painting! This is what I love about Plein Air painting (painting on location, rather than from photograph) - the surprise of it all!  Looking north to Moonlight Beach from Overlook Park, and beyond. Plein Air Oil Painting on Panel; 14"x18"( w/out frame); Price includes frame and shipping.
Memorial Bench, Encinitas, Early Morning
As always, I had previously scouted out the location to think about composition and observe light. But when I showed up early one morning with my easel to actually paint, the moon was a surprise, and became an important part of the painting! This is what I love about Plein Air painting (painting on location, rather than from photograph) - the surprise of it all! Looking north to Moonlight Beach from Overlook Park, and beyond. Plein Air Oil Painting on Panel; 14"x18"( w/out frame); Price includes frame and shipping.
$1650
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Encinitas Bluffs : Plein Air Oil Painting on Panel; 18"x14". Price includes frame and shipping.
Encinitas Bluffs
Plein Air Oil Painting on Panel; 18"x14". Price includes frame and shipping.
$1650
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D Street, Encinitas : 14"x18", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame, and shipping.
D Street, Encinitas
14"x18", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame, and shipping.
$1600
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High Tide, Low Air, D Street : Oil Painting on Panel, 12"x16". Price includes frame, and shipping.
High Tide, Low Air, D Street
Oil Painting on Panel, 12"x16". Price includes frame, and shipping.
$1100
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Sunrise, D Street, Encinitas : Oil Painting on panel, 9" x 12". Price includes frame. If you keep heading north from Swami's, the next beach you come to is D Street. I love the way the bluffs cast shadows on the sand just as the sun is rising. And the mist from the morning sea glows pink orange against the sweep of the coast. And the sunrise colors light the waves. While painting this, I met Phil Morgan, who recognized from the painting in progress on my easel that he had one of my paintings on a T Shirt he had acquired years ago...what are the chances?!
Sunrise, D Street, Encinitas
Oil Painting on panel, 9" x 12". Price includes frame. If you keep heading north from Swami's, the next beach you come to is D Street. I love the way the bluffs cast shadows on the sand just as the sun is rising. And the mist from the morning sea glows pink orange against the sweep of the coast. And the sunrise colors light the waves. While painting this, I met Phil Morgan, who recognized from the painting in progress on my easel that he had one of my paintings on a T Shirt he had acquired years ago...what are the chances?!
$750
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Daybreak, Ocean : Oil Painting on panel, 9"x12". Price includes frame. Also available as a notecard.
Daybreak, Ocean
Oil Painting on panel, 9"x12". Price includes frame. Also available as a notecard.
$500
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Swami's Point  : A portrait of the world famous surf spot, looking north. Oil Painting on Panel, 14.75" x 12" unframed; price includes frame. Thank you again, G. CLICK, OR TAP, ON ANY PAINTING TO ENLARGE!
Swami's Point
A portrait of the world famous surf spot, looking north. Oil Painting on Panel, 14.75" x 12" unframed; price includes frame. Thank you again, G. CLICK, OR TAP, ON ANY PAINTING TO ENLARGE!
$950
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Sunset, Swami's Point : Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame. Swami's Point is a renowned surf break in Encinitas. Here I am looking north from Cardiff By The Sea to Encinitas. That battery powered coleman lantern came in handy for this painting, too! It was dark when I was cleaning up!
Sunset, Swami's Point
Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame. Swami's Point is a renowned surf break in Encinitas. Here I am looking north from Cardiff By The Sea to Encinitas. That battery powered coleman lantern came in handy for this painting, too! It was dark when I was cleaning up!
$1100
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 Swami's Beach, North San Diego : And this is what the beach looks like, when you walk down the stairs from the parking lot at Swami's.  Oil on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.
Swami's Beach, North San Diego
And this is what the beach looks like, when you walk down the stairs from the parking lot at Swami's. Oil on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.
$1000
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Foggy Morning, Swami's : Mind you, it was perfectly sunny when I set out early in the morning just a couple of miles away ...I was so surprised when I arrived to my previously scouted location! The morning fog was dense while I set up my easel, and proceeded to get denser ... I couldn't even see the palm trees. But the moment the fog lifted enough for me to see the palm trees, I got to work and ended up with what I think is a gem of a painting. Hours later, as I was cleaning up, the sun broke through ... so I left my set-up, climbed the stairs and walked into town for a late lunch, and then returned to paint the painting below. This painting is 12" x 16", unframed; price includes frame.
Foggy Morning, Swami's
Mind you, it was perfectly sunny when I set out early in the morning just a couple of miles away ...I was so surprised when I arrived to my previously scouted location! The morning fog was dense while I set up my easel, and proceeded to get denser ... I couldn't even see the palm trees. But the moment the fog lifted enough for me to see the palm trees, I got to work and ended up with what I think is a gem of a painting. Hours later, as I was cleaning up, the sun broke through ... so I left my set-up, climbed the stairs and walked into town for a late lunch, and then returned to paint the painting below. This painting is 12" x 16", unframed; price includes frame.
$1100
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Rolling Fog, Afternoon  : This was the painting I got when I returned to my easel, which I had left set up on the beach while I went and had lunch after painting the painting above. Here came the fog again, as the warm air from inland collides with the cool air of the ocean. 9" x 12", unframed; price includes frame.
Rolling Fog, Afternoon
This was the painting I got when I returned to my easel, which I had left set up on the beach while I went and had lunch after painting the painting above. Here came the fog again, as the warm air from inland collides with the cool air of the ocean. 9" x 12", unframed; price includes frame.
$750
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After the Storm, Encinitas, California : Looking south towards San Diego from the top of Swamis. Oil on Panel, 12" x 16", unframed. Price includes frame.
After the Storm, Encinitas, California
Looking south towards San Diego from the top of Swamis. Oil on Panel, 12" x 16", unframed. Price includes frame.
$950
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Shadows and Glow : Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame. Other features of Southern California, besides the ocean, that I love so much: the eucalyptus trees, and the canyons. In this painting, I was captivated by how the rising sun lit up the bluff and the eucalyptus, and the shadow it cast of the distinctive, balloon shaped clusters of the eucalyptus leaves. I set up my easel in the dark and cold to capture this phenomenon, which lasted all of 20 minutes. But I had studied it for several mornings previous!
Shadows and Glow
Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame. Other features of Southern California, besides the ocean, that I love so much: the eucalyptus trees, and the canyons. In this painting, I was captivated by how the rising sun lit up the bluff and the eucalyptus, and the shadow it cast of the distinctive, balloon shaped clusters of the eucalyptus leaves. I set up my easel in the dark and cold to capture this phenomenon, which lasted all of 20 minutes. But I had studied it for several mornings previous!
$1000
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San Diego Canyonscape : Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.  I lugged all my gear up into the Manchester Preserve to paint this, because it was so ... well, ... preserved! At one point during this trip, I thought about calling this collection of paintings the "Imagine There's No Houses" tour, because the California landscape really is so stunning.. And then I lugged all my gear back down again!
San Diego Canyonscape
Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame. I lugged all my gear up into the Manchester Preserve to paint this, because it was so ... well, ... preserved! At one point during this trip, I thought about calling this collection of paintings the "Imagine There's No Houses" tour, because the California landscape really is so stunning.. And then I lugged all my gear back down again!
$1000
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Sunset, San Diego Back Country : Oil Painting on panel, 9" x 12". Price includes frame. I enjoyed lugging my gear up into the preserve so much, I did it again (laugh!).
Sunset, San Diego Back Country
Oil Painting on panel, 9" x 12". Price includes frame. I enjoyed lugging my gear up into the preserve so much, I did it again (laugh!).
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Cornered! : This is one of the interiors I painted while staying a winter in OLIVENHAIN, which is a semi-rural area east of CARDIFF BY THE SEA. to see more of my Interiors, vector over to The Still Lines and Interiors gallery.  12" x 14.75", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame.
Cornered!
This is one of the interiors I painted while staying a winter in OLIVENHAIN, which is a semi-rural area east of CARDIFF BY THE SEA. to see more of my Interiors, vector over to The Still Lines and Interiors gallery. 12" x 14.75", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame.
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San Elijo Beach, Cardiff By The Sea : Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.
San Elijo Beach, Cardiff By The Sea
Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.
$1100
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View from Cardiff  : I painted this from the northern-most stairway to the beach from the San Elijo campground, looking out to Swami's Point. I set up my easel on the uppermost landing. I accidently lost my palette knife over the side, into the bluff below. Bummer. Racing the light, as always, I kept painting. Suddenly, here comes a red rubber ball from above that hits my easel, but miraculously does not knock it over, followed by a Mom and 2 daughters who apologize profusely. The Mom goes down to the beach, scrambles up the bluff, and retrieves not only the ball, but my palette knife!! 12" x 16" unframed; price includes frame.
View from Cardiff
I painted this from the northern-most stairway to the beach from the San Elijo campground, looking out to Swami's Point. I set up my easel on the uppermost landing. I accidently lost my palette knife over the side, into the bluff below. Bummer. Racing the light, as always, I kept painting. Suddenly, here comes a red rubber ball from above that hits my easel, but miraculously does not knock it over, followed by a Mom and 2 daughters who apologize profusely. The Mom goes down to the beach, scrambles up the bluff, and retrieves not only the ball, but my palette knife!! 12" x 16" unframed; price includes frame.
$1100
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Cardiff By The Sea : CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE! If you'd had breakfast at Pipes, and now wanted to check out the surf at Pipes, or Cardiff State Beach, in early November, this would be the view you'd see on your walk down. 11" x 14" Oil on panel.
Cardiff By The Sea
CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE! If you'd had breakfast at Pipes, and now wanted to check out the surf at Pipes, or Cardiff State Beach, in early November, this would be the view you'd see on your walk down. 11" x 14" Oil on panel.
$950
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Low Tide, San Elijo River, Cardiff By The Sea : 16" x 16", Oil Painting on Panel; price includes frame.
Low Tide, San Elijo River, Cardiff By The Sea
16" x 16", Oil Painting on Panel; price includes frame.
$1600
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The Starlit Coast : Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame. I am a plein air painter and all of my paintings are painted on location, in real time, never from photographs. I painted this one from the San Elijo parking lot above Pipes, a great surf break in North San Diego County, with the help of a battery powered Coleman lantern.
The Starlit Coast
Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame. I am a plein air painter and all of my paintings are painted on location, in real time, never from photographs. I painted this one from the San Elijo parking lot above Pipes, a great surf break in North San Diego County, with the help of a battery powered Coleman lantern.
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Morning Fog, Cardiff by the Sea : Plein Air Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.
Morning Fog, Cardiff by the Sea
Plein Air Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.
$1000
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Path to the Sea : For the incredibly lucky residents of the northern most point of the Solana Beach Bluff, this is how they get to the beach. 16" x 12", Oil on panel, price includes frame. Thank you, Linda.
Path to the Sea
For the incredibly lucky residents of the northern most point of the Solana Beach Bluff, this is how they get to the beach. 16" x 12", Oil on panel, price includes frame. Thank you, Linda.
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Sunset, Tide Park (Solana Beach) : If you came down the path in the painting above, and headed south, you would come to this beach (Tide Park). 12" x 14.75", Oil on panel, price includes frame. Hi, Sofia!
Sunset, Tide Park (Solana Beach)
If you came down the path in the painting above, and headed south, you would come to this beach (Tide Park). 12" x 14.75", Oil on panel, price includes frame. Hi, Sofia!
$950
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San Diego Sunrise : This painting, and the next 8, were done in and around the 1.7 mile coastal bluff that is SOLANA BEACH, which borders Del Mar to the South, and Cardiff By The Sea to the North, in a gorgeous area of California, North San Diego County. 12" x 14 3/4", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
San Diego Sunrise
This painting, and the next 8, were done in and around the 1.7 mile coastal bluff that is SOLANA BEACH, which borders Del Mar to the South, and Cardiff By The Sea to the North, in a gorgeous area of California, North San Diego County. 12" x 14 3/4", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
$950
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View from Surf Ride, Solana Beach :  Surf Ride is the big surf shop in this town.  The light, as it often is in San Diego County, was exquisite.  Oil on panel,  12" x 16".  Price includes frame.
View from Surf Ride, Solana Beach
Surf Ride is the big surf shop in this town. The light, as it often is in San Diego County, was exquisite. Oil on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.
$950
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Evening at Home, #1 : Thank you. Ray and Liz!
Evening at Home, #1
Thank you. Ray and Liz!
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Imagine There's No Charthouse : I can explain. Standing on the northern most point of the Solana Beach Bluff, I looked out to the spectacular stretch of Highway 101 which transverses the San Elijo Lagoon on the right, and the Cardiff By The Sea coastline on the left, and winds its way past Restaurant Row in Cardiff, which includes The Charthouse. But the restaurants spoiled the magic of the landscape...and so I left them out! 14" x 18", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
Imagine There's No Charthouse
I can explain. Standing on the northern most point of the Solana Beach Bluff, I looked out to the spectacular stretch of Highway 101 which transverses the San Elijo Lagoon on the right, and the Cardiff By The Sea coastline on the left, and winds its way past Restaurant Row in Cardiff, which includes The Charthouse. But the restaurants spoiled the magic of the landscape...and so I left them out! 14" x 18", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
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Light's First Path : CLICK, OR TAP ON (ANY) IMAGE TO ENLARGE!  I am always thrilled by some unanticipated magic of light that happens during the hours I stand in front of my easel painting a location I have carefully scouted. I set out for this painting while it was still dark; to my surprise, a huge golden moon was setting over the ocean opposite this sunrise. And then this streak of light happened just over the bluff, spilling into the ocean ... 12" x 16", Oil painting on panel, price includes frame.
Light's First Path
CLICK, OR TAP ON (ANY) IMAGE TO ENLARGE! I am always thrilled by some unanticipated magic of light that happens during the hours I stand in front of my easel painting a location I have carefully scouted. I set out for this painting while it was still dark; to my surprise, a huge golden moon was setting over the ocean opposite this sunrise. And then this streak of light happened just over the bluff, spilling into the ocean ... 12" x 16", Oil painting on panel, price includes frame.
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Christmas in California : I loved this. These particular Holiday Palms were above Fletcher Cove, in Solana Beach. 14.75" x 12", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
Christmas in California
I loved this. These particular Holiday Palms were above Fletcher Cove, in Solana Beach. 14.75" x 12", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
$950
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Along the North County Coast : From this vantage point on the beach, in Solana Beach, one can see Del Mar and La Jolla. I had to take into account the tide while painting this, making sure I'd finished the painting, and cleaned and packed up, before high tide. I just made it! 14" x 18", Oil on panel, price includes frame. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
Along the North County Coast
From this vantage point on the beach, in Solana Beach, one can see Del Mar and La Jolla. I had to take into account the tide while painting this, making sure I'd finished the painting, and cleaned and packed up, before high tide. I just made it! 14" x 18", Oil on panel, price includes frame. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
$1600
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High Tide, Solana Beach : In this painting, I am standing atop the Solana Beach bluff looking the other way, (to the north).  9" x 12", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
High Tide, Solana Beach
In this painting, I am standing atop the Solana Beach bluff looking the other way, (to the north). 9" x 12", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
$750
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Sweep of the Coast : And here is the same view, expanded, at sunset. 12" x 16", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
Sweep of the Coast
And here is the same view, expanded, at sunset. 12" x 16", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
$1000
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View from Del Mar Bluffs : There is a magnificent trail along the bluffs that, among other things, gets you up close and personal with the Amtrak Coaster, which rolls through! Oil painting on panel, 14" x 18" unframed; price includes frame. And shipping.
View from Del Mar Bluffs
There is a magnificent trail along the bluffs that, among other things, gets you up close and personal with the Amtrak Coaster, which rolls through! Oil painting on panel, 14" x 18" unframed; price includes frame. And shipping.
$1650
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Sunrise Over Dog Beach : Dog Beach runs along either side of the San Dieguito River, which separates Solana Beach from DEL MAR. Between the Volleyball players and the dogs, it is endlessly entertaining. This part of the bluff is preserved, and it's paths provide beautiful views of the ocean, and the Del Mar Race Track. For this painting, I got there before the dogs did! 12" x 16", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
Sunrise Over Dog Beach
Dog Beach runs along either side of the San Dieguito River, which separates Solana Beach from DEL MAR. Between the Volleyball players and the dogs, it is endlessly entertaining. This part of the bluff is preserved, and it's paths provide beautiful views of the ocean, and the Del Mar Race Track. For this painting, I got there before the dogs did! 12" x 16", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
$1000
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Del Mar Racetrack, Sunrise : While I was setting up to paint the previous painting, I turned to my left and watched this happen, across Highway 101, at the world famous Del Mar Racetrack...so I knew what I'd be doing the next morning at dawn: painting this! 14" x 18", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
Del Mar Racetrack, Sunrise
While I was setting up to paint the previous painting, I turned to my left and watched this happen, across Highway 101, at the world famous Del Mar Racetrack...so I knew what I'd be doing the next morning at dawn: painting this! 14" x 18", Oil on panel, price includes frame.
$1700
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View from Torrey Pines : 16" x 20", Oil on Panel. Just south of Solana Beach, in Del Mar, is the truly beautiful Torrey Pines Preserve. Above the beautiful beach are trails winding through magnificent sandstone bluffs - home of the Torrey Pine trees. Adjacent to the preserve is the world famous golf course. When I'm there, I always imagine what it must have felt like to have been one of the California Indians who lived there long ago.
View from Torrey Pines
16" x 20", Oil on Panel. Just south of Solana Beach, in Del Mar, is the truly beautiful Torrey Pines Preserve. Above the beautiful beach are trails winding through magnificent sandstone bluffs - home of the Torrey Pine trees. Adjacent to the preserve is the world famous golf course. When I'm there, I always imagine what it must have felt like to have been one of the California Indians who lived there long ago.
$2000
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Torrey Pines : This is a view of the trees for which the gorgeous San Diego Torrey Pines Preserve (and the adjacent Torrey Pines Golf Course, and the Torrey Pines Glider Port), are named. The Preserve has hiking trails through and along sandstone canyons and has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Below the Preserve is wonderful Black's Beach, to which you can hike as well. In the 19th century, all of this land was farmed and ranched by a man named Black.
Torrey Pines
This is a view of the trees for which the gorgeous San Diego Torrey Pines Preserve (and the adjacent Torrey Pines Golf Course, and the Torrey Pines Glider Port), are named. The Preserve has hiking trails through and along sandstone canyons and has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Below the Preserve is wonderful Black's Beach, to which you can hike as well. In the 19th century, all of this land was farmed and ranched by a man named Black.
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Early Morning LightWave : I showed up at dawn at Marine Street Beach, in LA JOLLA. When the rising sun got just high enough, it illuminated the white caps of the waves in the soft pinks and oranges of early morning light. I had never seen this before, and I was so excited. Also, I love Physics; hence the name of the painting. 9" x 12", Oil Painting on panel. Price includes frame. (Click on image to enlarge.)
Early Morning LightWave
I showed up at dawn at Marine Street Beach, in LA JOLLA. When the rising sun got just high enough, it illuminated the white caps of the waves in the soft pinks and oranges of early morning light. I had never seen this before, and I was so excited. Also, I love Physics; hence the name of the painting. 9" x 12", Oil Painting on panel. Price includes frame. (Click on image to enlarge.)
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La Jolla Sunset :  9" x 12" Oil Painting on Panel.
La Jolla Sunset
9" x 12" Oil Painting on Panel.
$500
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Giant Bird of Paradise : Oil Painting on panel; 9" x 12".
Giant Bird of Paradise
Oil Painting on panel; 9" x 12".
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Night View of La Jolla Shores (View from Eddie V's)  : Oil Painting on panel; 16" x 12".
Night View of La Jolla Shores (View from Eddie V's)
Oil Painting on panel; 16" x 12".
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View from Scripps Preserve : While I stood painting on this bluff above Black's Beach, in La Jolla, I was being buzzed by low flying hang gliders, swooping by from the nearby Torrey Pines Glider Port. Oil Painting on panel; 14" x 18"; price includes frame.
View from Scripps Preserve
While I stood painting on this bluff above Black's Beach, in La Jolla, I was being buzzed by low flying hang gliders, swooping by from the nearby Torrey Pines Glider Port. Oil Painting on panel; 14" x 18"; price includes frame.
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View of Torrey Pines : Here is another view of Black's Beach, the hang gliders, and even a green on the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course!, up there on the bluff. I am standing on the beach just north of Scripps Pier. Oil Painting on panel; 12" x 16"; price includes frame.
View of Torrey Pines
Here is another view of Black's Beach, the hang gliders, and even a green on the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course!, up there on the bluff. I am standing on the beach just north of Scripps Pier. Oil Painting on panel; 12" x 16"; price includes frame.
$1000
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View to La Jolla Shores :
View to La Jolla Shores
$1650
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Indian Head, Borrego Springs : Hey Wen! Hey Beryl! Plein Air Oil Painting on Panel, painting size 12" x 16", plus frame.
Indian Head, Borrego Springs
Hey Wen! Hey Beryl! Plein Air Oil Painting on Panel, painting size 12" x 16", plus frame.
$1000
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California Abloom, Santa Ysabel, San Diego County : Hi, Beryl! Thank you so much for enabling this painting ... and many others! Oil Painting on Panel; 14" x 18"; price includes frame.
California Abloom, Santa Ysabel, San Diego County
Hi, Beryl! Thank you so much for enabling this painting ... and many others! Oil Painting on Panel; 14" x 18"; price includes frame.
$1600
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Sunrise, San Diego Canyon : I love painting trees. It is amazing that this exists, in the heart of SAN DIEGO. Oil Painting on panel; 12" x 14.75"; price includes frame.
Sunrise, San Diego Canyon
I love painting trees. It is amazing that this exists, in the heart of SAN DIEGO. Oil Painting on panel; 12" x 14.75"; price includes frame.
$875
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Sunset, San Diego Bungalow and Eucalyptus : Here is the same tree as above, painted from a slightly different perspective, lit from the opposite direction, and draped in the glow of the setting sun. Oil Painting on Panel; 12" x 14.75"; price includes frame.
Sunset, San Diego Bungalow and Eucalyptus
Here is the same tree as above, painted from a slightly different perspective, lit from the opposite direction, and draped in the glow of the setting sun. Oil Painting on Panel; 12" x 14.75"; price includes frame.
$950
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Little Italy, San Diego : Painted along famed India Street - home of some of San Diego's best retaurants, and galleries.
Oil on panel, 12' x 16'. Price includes frame.  Spaghetti al carbonara, extra.
Little Italy, San Diego
Painted along famed India Street - home of some of San Diego's best retaurants, and galleries.
$950
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Downtown San Diego : Corner of 2nd and Ash !!  Oil on Panel, 16" x 12".  Price includes frame.
Downtown San Diego
Corner of 2nd and Ash !! Oil on Panel, 16" x 12". Price includes frame.
$950
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Our Lady of the Rosary, and Point Loma, Beyond : This is downtown San Diego !!  This church is in Little Italy, and not only has a spectacular setting, but spectacular murals on the walls, and stained glass, too !  Oil on panel, 12" x 16".  Price includes frame.
Our Lady of the Rosary, and Point Loma, Beyond
This is downtown San Diego !! This church is in Little Italy, and not only has a spectacular setting, but spectacular murals on the walls, and stained glass, too ! Oil on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.
$950
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Neighborhood, Downtown San Diego : Here is another view of Our Lady of the Rosary, in Little Italy, and the Victorian architecture that is such a prominent feature of downtown San Diego.  A building I absolutely loved is also featured in this painting - it is a giant, exuberant concrete structure which pays homage to the beautiful San Diego harbor, just down the street.  Notice how the top of the building resembles the prow of a ship, and a castle ! all at once !!  I just loved the conversation between the buildings, and their various influences: Mediterranean, Victorian, and Modern and Medieval !

Oil on Panel, 12" x 16".  Price includes frame.
Neighborhood, Downtown San Diego
Here is another view of Our Lady of the Rosary, in Little Italy, and the Victorian architecture that is such a prominent feature of downtown San Diego. A building I absolutely loved is also featured in this painting - it is a giant, exuberant concrete structure which pays homage to the beautiful San Diego harbor, just down the street. Notice how the top of the building resembles the prow of a ship, and a castle ! all at once !! I just loved the conversation between the buildings, and their various influences: Mediterranean, Victorian, and Modern and Medieval !
$950
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The Point Loma Lighthouse : Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.The Lighthouse is gorgeously set on the tip of the western border of San Diego Harbor.
The Point Loma Lighthouse
Oil Painting on panel, 12" x 16". Price includes frame.The Lighthouse is gorgeously set on the tip of the western border of San Diego Harbor.
$1000
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Canyons of Laguna : 12" x 12", Oil on Panel.  LAGUNA BEACH (Orange County) was a haven for the fabulous early 20th century California Impressionists. Today, it is a thriving art town, with a wonderful museum featuring the work of it's esteemed former residents. A quintessential geographic feature of California is mountain ranges spilling to the coast.
Canyons of Laguna
12" x 12", Oil on Panel. LAGUNA BEACH (Orange County) was a haven for the fabulous early 20th century California Impressionists. Today, it is a thriving art town, with a wonderful museum featuring the work of it's esteemed former residents. A quintessential geographic feature of California is mountain ranges spilling to the coast.
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Crystal Cove, Spring : 9" x 12", Oil on Panel.  Just north of Laguna Beach, and south of Newport Beach, is Crystal Cove State Park. The park preserves beautiful stretches of beach, and beautiful El Moro Canyon, where my heroes, the early 20th century California Impressionists, painted. In the spring, the verdant hillsides are splayed with flowers. This view looks south to Laguna, and was painted on an overcast spring evening.
Crystal Cove, Spring
9" x 12", Oil on Panel. Just north of Laguna Beach, and south of Newport Beach, is Crystal Cove State Park. The park preserves beautiful stretches of beach, and beautiful El Moro Canyon, where my heroes, the early 20th century California Impressionists, painted. In the spring, the verdant hillsides are splayed with flowers. This view looks south to Laguna, and was painted on an overcast spring evening.
$800
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California Splendor : Wow. 16"x20", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame and shipping.
California Splendor
Wow. 16"x20", Oil Painting on Panel. Price includes frame and shipping.
$2200
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The Dory Fleet Fish Market  : 14" x 18", Oil on Panel.  There still exists an authentic fish market on the beach, on weekends, near Newport Pier in NEWPORT BEACH, a swanky Southern California town with alot of yachts, and alot of surfers. I arrived at dawn and set up on the pier, and started painting as the first dories arrived back from sea and were trailered up the beach to unload their catch. Note the old fisherman high atop the boardwalk entrance to the market. Brian came down from the lifeguard tower after I'd been painting for hours to offer me sunblock for my legs!
The Dory Fleet Fish Market
14" x 18", Oil on Panel. There still exists an authentic fish market on the beach, on weekends, near Newport Pier in NEWPORT BEACH, a swanky Southern California town with alot of yachts, and alot of surfers. I arrived at dawn and set up on the pier, and started painting as the first dories arrived back from sea and were trailered up the beach to unload their catch. Note the old fisherman high atop the boardwalk entrance to the market. Brian came down from the lifeguard tower after I'd been painting for hours to offer me sunblock for my legs!
$1650
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Painting The Dory Fleet Fish Market : Kevin and Monica came by as I was painting away, and took some photos, which Kevin later emailed to me.
Painting The Dory Fleet Fish Market
Kevin and Monica came by as I was painting away, and took some photos, which Kevin later emailed to me.
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Study, The Dory Fleet Fish Market, Newport Beach : Oil on Panel, 12" x 16".  Because it was a complicated subject, I set out before dawn the day before the market to figure out where I would set up my easel the following morning, and to think about the painting.  I was rewarded with the most beautiful sunrise, and painted this painting right on the beach.
Study, The Dory Fleet Fish Market, Newport Beach
Oil on Panel, 12" x 16". Because it was a complicated subject, I set out before dawn the day before the market to figure out where I would set up my easel the following morning, and to think about the painting. I was rewarded with the most beautiful sunrise, and painted this painting right on the beach.
$900
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Rendezvous  : 18" x 14", Oil on Panel. I stayed at the 1920s Balboa Inn while in Newport Beach to paint The Dory Fleet Fish Market, and this table for two was in the courtyard. From this courtyard, one could cross the boardwalk to the beach, and Balboa Pier, scene of some of the best skimboarders and body surfers I have ever seen. And Catalina Island is visible on the horizon on a clear day. A perfect place for a rendezvous, I think.
Rendezvous
18" x 14", Oil on Panel. I stayed at the 1920s Balboa Inn while in Newport Beach to paint The Dory Fleet Fish Market, and this table for two was in the courtyard. From this courtyard, one could cross the boardwalk to the beach, and Balboa Pier, scene of some of the best skimboarders and body surfers I have ever seen. And Catalina Island is visible on the horizon on a clear day. A perfect place for a rendezvous, I think.
$1650
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Santa Monica Beach Cottages : 14" x 18", Oil on Panel. When I crossed Ocean Boulevard to the city park, and looked down to The Pacific Coast Highway and The Santa Monica Pier beyond, I could not believe the fabulous archictecture right before my eyes.
Santa Monica Beach Cottages
14" x 18", Oil on Panel. When I crossed Ocean Boulevard to the city park, and looked down to The Pacific Coast Highway and The Santa Monica Pier beyond, I could not believe the fabulous archictecture right before my eyes.
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Reflection : 12" x 16", Oil on Panel.  I painted this in SANTA BARBARA at The Villa Rosa, on an October afternoon.  To see an enlarged version of this, or any other painting, just click on the painting.
Reflection
12" x 16", Oil on Panel. I painted this in SANTA BARBARA at The Villa Rosa, on an October afternoon. To see an enlarged version of this, or any other painting, just click on the painting.
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Carpenteria Bluffs, Sunrise : 12" x 16", Oil on Panel.  Leaving Los Angeles, and heading north through Ventura County to Santa Barbara on The Pacific Coast Highway, one can stop and walk on preserved land along the bluffs that stretch from the famous surf spot, Rincon Beach, to the little town of Carpenteria, just south of Montecito and Santa Barbara.
Carpenteria Bluffs, Sunrise
12" x 16", Oil on Panel. Leaving Los Angeles, and heading north through Ventura County to Santa Barbara on The Pacific Coast Highway, one can stop and walk on preserved land along the bluffs that stretch from the famous surf spot, Rincon Beach, to the little town of Carpenteria, just south of Montecito and Santa Barbara.
$1000
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Santa Ynez Valley Landscape : 12" x 16", Oil on Panel.  Just north, and a little east, of Santa Barbara are the vineyards of The Santa Ynez Valley. I came across this scene in Ballard, just up the road from Rusack Vineyard. It was well into the 90s on this November afternoon.
Santa Ynez Valley Landscape
12" x 16", Oil on Panel. Just north, and a little east, of Santa Barbara are the vineyards of The Santa Ynez Valley. I came across this scene in Ballard, just up the road from Rusack Vineyard. It was well into the 90s on this November afternoon.
$1000
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Vineyard in Los Olivos : 12" x 16', Oil on Panel.  Los Olivos is a cool town in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County with alot of art and alot of wine. This was painted at the entrance of the Firestone Winery, on a May afternoon.
Vineyard in Los Olivos
12" x 16', Oil on Panel. Los Olivos is a cool town in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County with alot of art and alot of wine. This was painted at the entrance of the Firestone Winery, on a May afternoon.
$1000
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California Wine Country : Oil Painting on Panel. Offered without frame. Painting measures 16"x20".
California Wine Country
Oil Painting on Panel. Offered without frame. Painting measures 16"x20".
$1200
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Morro Bay Sunset : 9" x 12", Oil on Panel. I traveled to MORRO BAY because it is the last remaining commercial fishing town left on the California coast, and because it is a preserve for migrating and native birds, and because it is a surf spot immortalized in The Beach Boys' song, "Surfing U.S.A." This is where they surfed.
Morro Bay Sunset
9" x 12", Oil on Panel. I traveled to MORRO BAY because it is the last remaining commercial fishing town left on the California coast, and because it is a preserve for migrating and native birds, and because it is a surf spot immortalized in The Beach Boys' song, "Surfing U.S.A." This is where they surfed.
$700
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The Rock, Morro Bay : 11\' x 14\
The Rock, Morro Bay
11' x 14", Oil on Panel. Known as The Seven Sisters, there is a string of huge volcanic "plugs" along Highway 101 in Central California. The Morro Rock is one of these, and it absolutely dominates the town, and harbor, of Morro Bay. In the previous painting, "Morro Bay Sunset", I painted the back side of this rock.
$950
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The Carmel Mission : 11\
The Carmel Mission
11" x 14", Oil on Panel. This is the most beautiful of all the California Missions. When I first saw it, I felt like I was back in ancient Rome. This is the first of two paintings I did of the mission; I painted it from the side in the evening, at sunset, and returned the next morning to paint it from the front. 80 year old Elizabeth O'Donnell, visiting from Michigan, and her lovely daughters, saw me painting the night before, and when they returned the next morning, and saw me again, they snatched the morning painting right from the easel ! A big hello to them, if they happen to read this !
$950
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The Carmel Mission Ranch : 12\
The Carmel Mission Ranch
12" x 16", Oil on Panel. Can you just imagine how sublime it must have been for the padres to tend their sheep and grow their food here? I could not believe the color of the grass. I just had to paint it.
$1000
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