Sketch for Reflecting Pool


oil bar on illustration board / 16 x 20 inches / available


This painting was actually my first experience with oil bars. The bars encourage working in a much looser style while layering and blending colors becomes more intuitive. I got a real "hands on" feel with this medium. I love it! When I do the final painting of Reflecting Pool on canvas I will brighten it up.

Reflecting Pool (just getting started)


oil bar on canvas / 30 x 40 inches

Here the background of the painting is toned and the leaves and pods are drawn on with a white oil bar.


Reflecting Pool (finished!)

oil on canvas / 30 x 40 inches / available

One of my favorite places to visit is Balboa Park in San Diego. There are wonderful museums, art galleries, a huge arboretum and a reflecting pool of enormous proportions. The water lilies that grow there are tremendous. It was a sunny day and a joyous place to wander around.