We set the clocks back last Sunday – actually they mostly reset themselves. I have been lucky enough to travel to Big Sur, Marin County, New York City, Mystic Seaport (CT) and beautiful Zion National Park in Southern Utah . . . all in the last six weeks. Retirement is awesome! Now I need to get busy and paint.
"Edge of Zion" Oil on canvas / 16 x 20 inches Private Collection
"Keyhole cave" OIL ON CANVAS / 16 X 20 INCHES SOLD!
"CLIFF SHADOWS" OIL ON CANVAS / 16 X 20 INCHES SOLD!
"High Tide, cliff side" OIL ON CANVAS / 16 X 20 INCHES AVAILABLE
"Children's Pool" OIL ON CANVAS / 11 X 24 INCHES SOLD!
This summer I made a few paintings closer to my home in Chula Vista. They are currently being shown as part of a local plein air show at the Bonita Valley Museum. Of course, I also went to La Jolla, partially to escape the midsummer heat.
"Otay Foothills" Oil on canvas / 14 x 18 inches Available
"LOMA VISTA" OIL ON CANVAS / 14 X 18 INCHES Private collection
"Terra Nova Eucs" OIL ON CANVAS / 14 X 18 INCHES AVAILABLE
"Calm at Children's Pool" OIL ON panel / 11 x 14 INCHES SOLD!
"CALifornia Brown" OIL ON PANEL / 16 x 20 INCHES SOLD!
"POINT LOBOS PINES" OIL ON PANEL / 16 x 20 INCHES SOLD!
After 32 years of teaching in public high schools near the San Diego-Tijuana border, I have finally retired. It was a rewarding career and I will miss my students, but now I will be able to paint whenever I want. I am really looking forward to owning the time instead of owing it!
"Sunset path" OIL ON CANVAS / 24 x 36 INCHES AVAILABLE
"Coastal Eucalyptus" OIL ON CANVAS / 11 x 14 INCHES SOLD!
"goldfish point" OIL ON CANVAS / 11 x 14 INCHES sold!
"low tide at seal rock" OIL ON CANVAS / 18 x 24 INCHES SOLD!
"ShoreBreak #2" OIL ON CANVAS / 16 X 20 INCHES SOLD!
I have done some very loose, impressionistic paintings lately with lots of thickly applied paint and they seem to be popular, since they all sold out as soon as I showed them in public. One of them was a "collaboration" between me and my oldest son Troy, who also paints regularly in La Jolla. He started a view of Shell Beach and I finished it. We are titling our co-paintings "H2O" (Harman Squared Originals). This one is the first in the series.
"h2o #1" OIL ON CANVAS / 16 x 20 INCHES SOLD!
"SHOREBREAK #1" OIL ON CANVAS / 18 X 24 INCHES SOLD!
"shell beach" OIL ON CANVAS / 18 x 24 INCHES SOLD!
"The Rugged Coast" OIL ON CANVAS / 18 X 24 INCHES SOLD!
After a dry winter, the rains finally came to our region. I painted in Borrego Springs in late January, then stuck to La Jolla for the next couple of months. I also received a large commission from a local couple who already have two of my paintings. Looking forward to my retirement from teaching this summer. Then I can devote more time to creating and promoting my work.
"The Children's Pool" Oil on canvas. 36 x 60 inches SOLD!
"Nana's Bird" OIL ON CANVAS. 16 x 20 INCHES SOLD!
"The New cove shack" OIL ON PANEL. 12 X 16 INCHES SOLD!
"Path to the Sea" OIL ON CANVAS. 11 x 14 INCHES sold!
"SHELL BEACH Stairs" OIL ON CANVAS. 9 x 12 INCHES SOLD!
"Stormy weather" OIL ON CANVAS. 9 X 12 INCHES SOLD!
"Borrego Tamarisk" OIL ON CANVAS. 9 X 12 INCHES Private collection
"The Old cove shack" OIL ON panel. 12 x 16 INCHES SOLD!
I am back at work as a high school art teacher, with Saturday mornings set aside for painting in La Jolla. I also made a trip to June Lake in the Eastern Sierras and made one painting -- but plan to do more soon.
"Goldfish Point (Again)" Acrylic on canvas. 16 x 20 inches SOLD!
"Shell Beach Shadows" ACRYLIC ON CANVAS. 16 X 20 INCHES SOLD!
"sunset at the shores" oil ON CANVAS. 16 X 20 INCHES SOLD!
"laguna colors" ACRYLIC ON CANVAS. 12 x 16 INCHES SOLD!
"Sierra lake study" ACRYLIC ON panel. 12 x 16 INCHES AVAILABLE
I didn't get to paint as much as I usually do during my summer break, but I am pretty happy with the work I produced. And I am excited to be showing several recent pieces at a community gallery in the Bird Rock neighborhood of La Jolla.
"Umbrellas open at Children's pool" Oil on canvas / 24 x 36 inches SOLD!
"Windansea Morning" oil on canvas / 12 x 16 inches SOLD!
"Bird rock afternoon" oil on canvas / 12 x 16 inches Available
"August at the cove" Oil on panel / 12 x 16 inches SOLD!
"Quiet at the Casa" Acrylic on canvas / 16 x 20 inches SOLD!
"Wipeout cliffs" Oil on panel / 11 x 14 inches SOLD!
I generally produce about three or four new paintings every month. Not all of them end up on my website. If you see something that catches your eye, please contact me. They generally will sell within six months, some much sooner.