Friday, April 20, 2007


I have two more shows coming up, one in mid-May, and one in mid-June. I'm working hard to get enough painting done to fill them both. Susan is painting again as well, and we hope to show a bunch of her paintings along with mine. In the near future I'll post some photos of her latest projects. Meanwhile, here's my latest project. It's a view of the rocky shoreline along Point Lobos, which is just a mile or two from our home. I hope to finish this tomorrow.

Red Barn

As you can see, the barn from the study that appears below has turned red in this, the final version. For some reason in this larger painting, the white of the barn seemed to make it look too much like a warehouse.

On a completely unrelated note, there has been a lot of big cat activity around here lately. A mountain lion has taken 9 or 10 dogs in the not-too-distant community of Big Sur, and yesterday, our neighbor across the street hosted a large bobcat for the better part of two hours. The cat prowled her back yard in broad daylight, and seemed completey unafraid of humans. Not the kind of behavior you want to see in a normally reclusive, nocturnal predator. Wildlife folks have warned us to keep the kids and pets indoors until they manage to trap the cat.