I recently organized a plein air painting trip with a couple of friends in the Sierra’s. The weather was perfect and the snow on the mountain peaks make for great subject matter. This is Edgar Payne Country!
I will be teaching a three day workshop this week in San Francisco. It’s one of my most favorite painting locations in the world.
White Wash 12″ x 24″. I did this painting for the Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational. White granite, yellow smoke trees and violet mountains made this one of my favorite places to paint in the southern California desert.
This painting of Devils Gate (near Casper, Wyoming) is part of a show I will be doing with artists John Burton and Josh Clare next year. One of my ancestors John Watkins and his wife and two children spent a couple freezing nights here on their trek west. I stood alone on this scene and watched the sun go down. It is a sacred place.
Spent the Day doing master copies at the Legion of Honor and the De Young Museum with fellow artists Mike Malm, Robert Coombs, John Burton and Josh Clare. The painting being copied here is by Saint Cecelia by J. W. Waterhouse
Plein Air Magazine recently produced an instructional DVD on painting cityscapes. It was filmed at Fort Mason Park in San Francisco. Go to: http://streamlineartvideo.com/titles/taylor/
I’ve been working on a series of landscape paintings of the western migration including the Mormon and Oregon trails. Here is a 9″ x 12″ painting depicting a farm near Mt. Pisgah, Iowa.