Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Transamerica Pyramid at Sunset

Transamerica Pyramid at Sunset
original oil painting, 14x11 $450
Elliott Fouts Gallery

The Transamerica Pyramid, built in 1972, is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. The building is a four sided pyramid with two wings that house the elevator and stair case.

The warm light on the pyramid's crushed quartz facade, gives the building a warm glow at sunset.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cliffs at the Hook, Santa Cruz

Cliffs at the Hook, Santa Cruz
original oil painting, 11x14  $450
Elliott Fouts Gallery

The cliffs in Santa Cruz at the Hook - at the end of 41st Avenue on a sunny day. An angle from the beach, usually I paint from above.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fort Mason, San Francisco

Fort Mason, San Francisco
original oil painting, 6x6, $175
Elliott Fouts Gallery

We've had warm sunny weather this winter, so I've been painting with a friend at Fort Mason. The buildings above are part of the Golden Gate National Park Headquarters.  I believe it was all part of the Presidio - at least the architecture is the same.

The low sun angle and dry weather create more intense colors in the landscape.  The Canary Island Date Palm casts a striking silhouette against the white stucco buildings.

This painting is reminiscent of my Southern California paintings.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sea Swings at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz

Sea Swings at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
original oil painting, 6x6, $175
Elliott Fouts Gallery

The Beach Boardwalk is only open on weekends until the end of March, then it's open daily.  The Sea Swings extend out high over the beach with the Monterey Bay below.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Union and Taylor, San Francisco

Union and Taylor Street, San Francisco
original oil painting, 12x12, SOLD
Studio Gallery

This painting is in a show called "Huge" at Studio Gallery. (Although the painting is only 12"x12".) Looking North on Taylor Street you see the Bay, Alcatraz and Angel Island.

There is a concurrent show titled "Tiny" which includes three of my 6x6 paintings.  Stop by Studio Gallery in San Francisco to see the beautiful new gallery space on Pacific Street. You can chat with owners Jen and Rab who are super nice.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

West Cliff View, Santa Cruz

West Cliff View, Santa Cruz
original oil painting, 20x20, $950
Elliott Fouts Gallery
 
A view from West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. Near the center of the painting are steps down to the beach to an area surfers call Steamer Lane. The Beach Boardwalk is in the distance.
 
I'm very excited to have a new gallery, Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento!  Stop by the beautiful gallery space to see 11 of my paintings.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Boardwalk at Night, Santa Cruz

Boardwalk at Night
original oil painting, SOLD
Elliott Fouts Gallery

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a seaside amusement park that has been operating since 1907. In my painting you can see the 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster, the Boardwalk's most popular ride. The unique location spans a wide sandy beach where it’s not unusual to see otters, dolphins, sea lions and even whales.

I was interested in the light and colors at night at the amusement park. As the sun was setting, the neon signs and lights contrasted with the evening shadows. There were hints of purple and yellow in the clouds reflecting the sun setting in the sky.