Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pier Cafe at Seaport Village

The San Diego Pier Cafe, is a San Diego landmark, established at Seaport Village in 1980. It has a quaint New England-style look to it that made it a likely candidate for me to attempt a painting. I hope to actually eat there someday when I'm down in that area.

Pier Fishing

My Grandad used to love to go serf fishing and I loved going with him. The most fun for me was walking on a near by pier to watch those anglers too. There was always so much action: bait flopping around in buckets, fish being hauled in, and seagulls everywhere looking for a hand out.

Brothers Fishing

Summertime and fishing just seem to go hand in hand. I loved the look of these two brothers deep in concentration. Obviously, the older has one on the line and the younger brother is not all that excited for him. I hope it's not too long until they both have caught a fish that they can take back to show off to their Mom and Dad at the campground.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Docent

I've been inspired for years to do a painting where the people are being looked at from above. I got this idea from riding in an elevator with a mirrored ceiling. I was fascinated to look at people the way a bird would be able to see us. I used a photo that I found at a museum function and was able to use it as reference for my painting.

Monday, August 10, 2009


There is a Niger bird feeder outside my studio that I can see when I am painting. I never tire looking at these very colorful little birds. There must be thirty of them eating out there right now. It was easy to take a photograph as reference for this painting that enabled me to get a good likeness. Aren't they just the sweetest little things ever!

Boys Fishing

Summer time is a perfect time for boys to go fishing. Here we have four friends enjoying themselves doing just that. Looks as if the boy on the left has hooked one and his buddy is getting ready with the net to bring him in.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hors D'oeuvres

I love watching the cats who hang around the docks and wait for the fishing boats to arrive home. There is always some left over bait that is a prized tidbit for these Tabbies. This free meal varies depending on the days catch. Some days it's an hors d'oeuvre and some days a meal.