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Preparing for a Solo Show at San Francisco Gallery

July 28 is the opening of my solo show at Christian Daniels Gallery in San Francisco. I expect to have 20 new oil paintings for this month-long exhibition. Many will be of San Francisco. Today, was a clear and sunny day to spend scouting locations to paint. Being a popular destination, I want to find scenes…

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Thin Line Tips

The email made my day. Someone taking their first art class in part because they are inspired by my paintings. He was struggling with how to create thin lines. He wondered if I used a pallet knife or super thin brush. I responded to his email and decided to share this tip as a blog…

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Monet Museum

Monet, the Early Years is exhibiting at The Legion of Honor in San Francisco from February 25 to May 29, 2017. If you are in San Francisco on Sunday, May 7, joint me at 10 am to walk through the exhibition together. Tickets are $35. After, we can have lunch together and discuss the inspiration…

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Composition Choice for Well Known Scenes

 This 12 x 16 oil painting is of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. However, rather than give the viewer a typical straight-on view of the entire bridge, this composition provides interest through the lower vantage point. Fort Point is at the base of the bridge. On this foggy day, your eye doesn’t see all of…

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