Guarding the Nest

This killdeer bird is loudly protecting her ground-based nest of three eggs. Her nearby partner feigned a broken wing to draw attention away from the scene.

Watercolor of my Son

In 1975 I painted this watercolor of my son, using a print from a portrait taken at a local portrait studio.  

Mount Shukshan

In 1961 I painted this oil of Mount Shuksan. I used a small photo in a magazine as my source. I had recently discovered that I could reproduce a subject quite accurately. It was then that I moved from paint-by-number to painting my own scenes. This was in color.

Montalvo

Villa Montalvo, once the grand estate of Senator James Phelan, offers a peaceful environment set among formal gardens, including this compelling courtyard.

Cellarbration!

The Wine Cellar at Bernhard Winery displays this fascinating, nostalgic slice of history.

Arbor Light

Many memorable moments spent at my uncle’s residence in Woodside, California were nestled on this porch hidden behind the arbor and foliage.

Piering at Alcatraz

This classic view of Pier 39 and Alcatraz is one of the most recognizable San Francisco icons. I enjoyed fiddling with filters to obtain this artsy version of the original shot.

Rustic Meadow

Rural Huntersville, North Carolina is the locale for this radiant sunset scene.

Tractor

This vintage tractor ties the compelling garden vignette at the Loomis High-Hand Nursery.

Roaring Champ

Roaring Camp Railroad is a historic 19th-century steam train located in Felton, California.

Sunsational!

Sunsational best describes this sunset view when exiting my condo in San Jose.

Pebble Beach

The famous Pebble Beach golf course overlooks this beautiful Pacific Ocean view.

Roaring Champ

Roaring Camp Railroad is a historic 19th-century steam train located in Felton, California.

Shed Light

The translucent shed in rural Huntersville, North Carolina, showcases the siding-diffused sunshine, illuminating the shed interior.

My Favorite Uncle

I spend many hours at my favorite uncle’s residence. It was three acres dotted with Redwood trees, vegetable gardens, and two rose gardens; all surrounded by a stream.

Courtyard

Villa Montalvo, once the grand estate of Senator James Phelan, offers a peaceful environment set among formal gardens, including this compelling courtyard.

Plein Aire Painter

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, the focal point of this scene, features an artist capturing his version of the historic structure.

Auburn Cruise Night

Auburn Cruise Night draws a curious and captivated crowd of classic and vintage car fans.

Fanatics

Giants baseball fans are diehard, despite the downpour illustrated here at a Giants ball game in AT&T Park.

Alleyway

Placerville, California’s Quartz Alley reveals a medley of brick textures to delight the eyes.