Scenes around Morro Bay

Inspired by “Shorebirds” (see below) and a trip to a New York painter’s studio, where he worked on large pictures with brooms as paintbrushes, I decided to work big. These three 36 x 48 canvases were painted with rapid and varying sized brushstrokes.

Birds on Beach Tryptic
2016 • 108 x 48
Detail #1 Detail #2 Detail #3 Detail #4 Detail #5

Shorebirds
2015 • 20 x 16
Detail #1 Detail #2

Kite Festival in Morro Bay
Anne Edwards
La Verne, CA
2015 • 18 x 14
Detail #1

Farmyard Chicken
Greg Spiegal & Cindy Copeland
2015 • 11 x 14

Fence on a May Gray Day
2015 • 24 x 8

Cows near Hollister Peak
Erica Pitkin
Fort Leavenworth, KS
2015 • 18 x 14

Hollister Peak #3
2015 • 8 x 10

Hollister Peak #4
Ray & Sally Lemberg
Prescott, AZ
2015 • 8 x 10

San Jacinto Park #2
Michael Berrett
Lindon, UT
2014 • 20 x 16


Back Roads Central Coast
Johanna McShane
Lafayette, CA
2012 • 24 x 18

Coming into MB Harbor
2012 • 14 x 11


Hollister Peak at Sunset
Ovidio Bermudez
Denver, CO
2011 • 48 x 36

Hollister Peak is one of “The Nine Sisters” (as is Morro Rock) of volcanic plugs. I took the source photo during a short hike on Black Mountain just outside of town in Morro Bay. Our path eventually rolled around to the right where we had a great view of the sunset on Morro Rock (not shown—yet!).

Lindsey on the Path
Stacie McEntyre
Durham, NC
2010 • 8 x 10

The photo of this scene was used on the cover of the 2011 Gürze Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue.

Dinghy at the Dock
Cate Baker-Pitts
New York, NY
2009 • 30 x 24

In addition to the landscapes I paint in Morro Bay, I sometimes get caught up in details.

Moored Boats
Charlie Cohn
San Francisco, CA
2001 • 24 x 18

Coming into Morro Bay (study)
2005 • 14 x 11