Monday, June 16, 2014

San Diego Light house

San Diego Lighthouse
Acrylic on Canvas. 16' x 20"  A very nice little lighthouse to paint.    I really enjoyed painting this one. Photo provided by Matt Pitts.
Matt Pitts: "The Old Point Loma lighthouse was active from 1855 to 1891. The lighthouse is located at the tip of Point Loma on the far side of the San Diego Bay. It was decommissioned due to the fog and low lying clouds that are well known in the area. A newer lighthouse was then located closer to the water on the very tip of Point Loma. It is now part of the Cabrillo National Monument. Point Loma was also used during WW II as a watch point for Pacific defense. The lighthouse and the keepers house are both open for viewing."  


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

All saints Episcopal Church


This a from a photo that pops took. It it is All Saints Episcopal Church, San Diego, California, USA. He took it while he was visiting San Diego. I believe that is the church they were married in. 16 X 20 Acrylic on canvas. Sorry everyone, I had put the wrong name down and had to fix it.

Border Collie home

"Border Collie Home" 

This was a commission by Bill. Acyclic on framed Canvas. This is a photo I took from my camera phone.  Once it is framed I will get a better picture of it.  My favorite part of this painting is the shadows.  That being said it was also the most difficult part.   Creating a sense of three dimension with most of the light direction coming from the top and front was daunting.   I still needed to give it strong light from the front give it a balance of light.  If I used too much shadows it would have been too dark and look like a big dark spot in the middle of the painting.  This way I could orchestrate focal points to let eye have pleasure of movement and dance in a static object. I hope you all enjoy. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Indian house boat river


Arcylic on canvas 16" X 20"
This was inspired by samit and Whitney's trip to India. The picture Samit took on the river is art all by itself. I could do little to improve the impact the picture had. For me it was an excercise in distance made by layering planes of water and trees while still maintaing the intergrity of the picture and detail. I also just love an orange sunset and sometimes painting it makes me feel like I was there myself.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sinagapore Building Facad

Acrylic on Canvas
This one was for Lia. This painting is a facade of building in Singapore. I think Matt took it. I just really liked how the lamp post stood out from the building. I know normally it is not very interesting in the artistic sense to paint a flat side with little or no dimension, but I just really had fun with the texture of the wall. It just had to be one of those things I had to do. This is a late post. I forgot to post this after I had done it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

 Bay Area Destin
16X20 Acrylic on canvas. This is the first painting since I got the lasik done. I started it to work out some problems in the other painting " Trey's Dock in Destin" . I had just reached the drawing stage and went right on to paining without finishing it. It is smaller, but some how to me has the same kind of impact as the larger one. The only reason I finished this one was because so many people liked the other one and because a certain person, who was married in Destin, gave me inspirationto finish it.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Savanah River Lamp Light


This Was from a picture courtesy Of Matt Pitts. 16 X 20 acrylic on canvas. When you look at this painting you may be thinking I was interested in the lamp light. Because most of you know I have done alot of these in the past. What I was most interested in was twilight. It is neither dark nor day and the lamp is neither providing the light or is it dim. Everything seemed to be "inbetween" at this moment. I especially like the water in river as it reflects the twilight and is not the actual color of the river, but a reflection of it. This painting was problomatic and yet alot fun for me. I hope you enjoy. David Pitts
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