Monday, November 29, 2010

8" x 18"

My girlfriend's mom has a persimmons tree in her backyard. I have never had a persimmons before this year myself. It's a clean sweet taste and rather yummy.  Next year I'm hoping to paint them on the tree.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Orange Roof
9" x 12"

Plein air painting on a side street in Culver city, CA.

Friday, November 19, 2010

22" x 28"

This was an a experiment of sorts. I also used a limited palette of

 Burnt Umber
Alizarin crimson

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Even amongst friends he felt alone.....

Studio on wheels
8" x 10"

when I was out painting this,  the owner crawled out and started talking to me about his ride.  He called it his "studio on wheels."  He was a musician and a very proud of this mobile unit.  I would love to have something like this to travel and paint the country.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

A oil study from life at a open session in Los Angeles

11" x 14"  oil

Mila's back

9" x 18"


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A loose little Gouache sketch.
I was inspired by all the psychic store fronts I see around town.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Found a Tuesday morning drawing session that has 20 min poses.
gouache on toned paper

Friday, August 27, 2010

I was inspired by Open Season with this one.

House on the hill

Playing around with sunset colors

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lemons on lime
16" x 20"

Now to drink the lemonade.

I haven't painted the coast in a good long while and this is my first attempt since I've been in LA.  I'm eager to do more.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

palms sketch 

7" x 12" oil
this one is from the first open painting session I went to since being in LA.

gouache sketch

9" x 12"
a little plein air from  park in Culver city.

These last two are some 15 min poses I did at another open session in LA.  They have some sort of sky light so the lighting was quite different than what I have gotten used to in Seattle. The color was popping or it might have just been my mood at the time.  I'm not bitching but the poses are shorter than what I'm used to for painting.  I'll just have to adjust or break out the charcoal and pencils and actually draw next time.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

               Moving Sale!
Everything must go.

I have been living in Seattle since I was 18 and now it's time for a change. I'm moving from West Seattle to West LA. I'm hoping to be there by July.  Over the years many friends and admirers of my work have said how they would like to buy a painting of mine, well here is your big chance.  I'm moving without a job and I'm attempting to raise some cash to soften the blow. These prices are unreal!!

 I made a gallery here of some of the paintings with the prices.  Although all of my paintings at   my flicker page 
are for sale as well.
Don't see the price?,  then send me a email and I will let you know and if the painting is still available 
---Pricing does not include shipping----

If your in Seattle you can arrange to stop by and dig through my piles of paintings and I know some are not posted anywhere.  So help a brother out if your so inclined.  Again everything I have is for sale and the prices will never be this cheap again. You know you want a piece of Joe before he goes.



Thursday, April 29, 2010

A few portraits from  open drawing and painting sessions.

Red head
gouache on tone paper

11" x 14" oil

  Mila 11" x 14" oil

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sun Flowers.
15" x 24"

Painted this by the window the other morning while it was raining outside.

Monday, April 12, 2010

a funky little thank you image for some people I felt compelled to thank.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Painted in the morning. It was cold with a lot of moisture in the air and light was amazing. The scene had a peaceful feeling.

10" x 12"  oil

Thursday, March 18, 2010

house on the hill
gouache on paper 5" x 7"

throwing some paint around this morning which ended in this painted sketch.

Sunday, February 28, 2010