Plein aire painting is the most challenging and fun. Most of my landscapes are begun on sight and finished in the studio. Traveling has taken me to many wonderful places and has opened my eyes to many new topics to paint.
Snowy Egret in the Evening Twilight: Oil on canvas, 20″ H x 30″ W $1200. Egrets are one of there most graceful birds that are common to my local. Natural Bridges State Park and Mitchell’s Cove are two spots that I’ve enjoyed studying them.
Exhausted By Indifference: Living during a pandemic inspired this painting. Schools are closed as represented by this 19th-century wooden schoolhouse at San Simeon, California. 2020 Oil on canvas 18 H x 24 L $1200
Monterey Bay Cypress, West Cliff Drive: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz CA. Oil This cove is a few yards from my house. It’s an iconic local spot that provides solace for both locals and visitors. 2017. Oil painting on canvas, 14 H x 18 W $1200
Big Sur Oracle Tree: I came upon these people when camping on the Ridge of Big Sur Mountains. I fell in awe of the tree and felt like I had to attempt to capture the moment. Oil on canvas 40 H x 50 W in., 2021. $3500
Big Sur Sunset, Ridge View: The ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains is a great place to camp and view the sun setting over the Big Sur coast. 2018, 18 H x 24 W in. Oil on canvas, $1200
Big Sur Looking South: Painting of the view of Big Sur looking south from a pull out north of Bixby Bridge. 2020, Oil on canvas 18 H x 24 W in. commissioned by Andrew Quillan
Gualala Sea Scape: A plein aire oil painting of the view from our family’s vacation rental. Gualala Has a great art community and is a jewel of the California north coast. 2015, Oil on canvas, 11 H x 14 W, $800 framed
The Hermitage View, Big Sur: Painting is a view from one of my favorite spiritual retreats the New Camaldoli Hermitage. 2015, Oil on canvas, 18 L x 24 W in. Collection of Sevena Rivera
Pyramid Lake: Painting of Pyramid Lake, Jasper, BC, Canada. 2015, Oil on canvas 14 H x 18 W , $700
Big Sur Mountains in the Fog: Plein aire painting, oil on canvas, 2017, 11 LHx 14 W in. $600 framed
Julia Pfeiffer Seascape: Plein aire oil painting on canvas, 2019, 11 H x 14 W in. Sold
Stag Oak Tree: Fort Hunter Ligget in the San Gabriel Foothills is a wonderful place to view the Valley Oak possibly the largest oak tree in North America, Watercolor on Arches paper 21 H x 14 W in. $900 framed
Valley Oak Tree: Fort Hunter Liggett in the San Gabriel Foothills is a wonderful place to view the Valley Oak possibly the largest oak tree in North America with 10 ft. diameter and towering more than 100 feet. Watercolor on Arches paper 21 H x 14 W in. Collection of Rosemary Davis
Santa Cruz Boardwalk with Pelican: Pelicans can be feisty especially when tourists get to close. They are one of my favorite hometown birds. Watercolor on Arches paper 14 H x 21 W in. Sold
Trinity Alps: On the way up to Mt. Shasta there is a place of great beauty forested with the Shasta Fir or Silvertips are a popular Christmas tree. 2017, Oil on canvas, 18 H x 24 W in. $900
Peyto Lake and Peak: Banff National Park, Canada is o more beautiful lake in the world. Water the most brilliant shade of turquoise caused by the glazier melting and scraping limestone into the water. 2015, Oil painting on canvas, 18 H x 24 W, $800 framed
Pyramid Lake: Painting of Pyramid Lake, Jasper, BC, Canada. 2015, Oil on canvas 14 H x 18 W , $600
Spirit Island: is an iconic island on Maligne Lake, Alberta, Canada. Its breath-taking boat ride is worth the visit.Its breath-taking boat ride is worth the visit. 2017, Oil on canvas 11 H x 14 W in., $400 framed
Plein aire painting is the most challenging and fun. Many of my landscapes are painted on sight. Traveling has taken me to many wonderful places and has opened my eyes to many new topics to paint.