Tuesday, September 17, 2013


"Amtrak Bridge Oceanside #1"
oil on panel, 2012
3.5" x 5" (8.89cm x 12.7cm)

I painted this after a visit to Oceanside California in the late afternoon.
The bridge passes over the Loma Alta Marsh near the Pacific Ocean.

The late afternoon light makes for a dramatic image with the landscape dropping into shadow and the bridge catching full sun.

This one was done then a I did another version at 5" x 7" which has the train on the bridge and figures on the right.244

* I am still having difficulty with some images uploading in blogger. The image quality if off a little but is the best I could get.

**I have updated this post with a 'fixed' photo. This is how it should have looked in the first place.


  1. Okay David! So, "Wow!"
    So very, very impressionistic and so very, very nice!
    So many of the famous masters come to mind. Even a hint of El Greco! Especially part of his famous landscape, "Toledo In A Storm!"
    I am loving your use of the medium! Surreal and beautiful! I especially love the sky and the marsh!
    Nice how the banks of the marsh lead to the focal point, the bridge!
    Love the sky!
    Bravo David!
    (Not sure If I mentioned this but I had an older brother named "David." He passed away some time ago. Besides enjoying your art and writing to you it is nice for me just to write "David!"

  2. Thanks Michael and I appreciate the comparisons, especially since this was experimental and led to the other at 5" x 7". Love El Greco too.
    Yes, you have mentioned your brother David and I'm happy to share the name.
    Keep painting...