Avial Beach, Golf club, CA

Ink and watercolor, 10″ x 7″. Original available.

Everywhere you look around here is a painting just shouting to be painted… “over here… paint ME… no, check me out, I have mountains AND an ocean with sedimentary sea cliffs from the Franciscan Period!..”

It tell ya, life ain’t easy being a landscape painter on the central coast 😉Avila golf scan final mr

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A day at Talley Winery, cental coast, CA

Delightful day as a guest at Talley Winery, Arroyo Grande, CA. I was offered wine, but declined in the (other kind of) spirit of Productivity. I shall however return 🙂

Ink, using a most unruly home-made feather quill I which splats and dumps and denies all along, keeping me on my toes and from applying too much control. Then comes the watercolors. If you don’t handle watercolors just right, they don’t play nice at all. More instinct at this point over thinking ~ that’s the sweet spot where the painting can be it’s own and paint flows with energy.

These are all around 8″ x 5″

Arroyo Grande, central coast, CA.

Arroyo Grande, cental coast, CA. Ink & watercolor, 10″ x 6″. Study for oil painting commission.

This is where I’m living for the summer, just a bit conducive to painting. Yes, the fields really are those colors. Well, they are those shapes. I stay true to form, after that, it’s no holds barred fun with excess pigment and too much water!

Quiet Oaks mr.jpgThis is where I’m living for the summer, just a bit conducive to painting. Yes, the fields really are those colors. Well, they are those shapes. I stay true to form, after that, it’s no holds barred fun with excess pigment and too much water!

Avial Beach new art

More time painting than social media this past month… imagine that! Some of this work is for sale at Gala de Artes in Nipomo, some more in Avila locations. Redbubble fans can buy my art now on canvas prints, note books, t-shirts and much more: https://www.redbubble.com/people/jamesgoodchap14

Have you checked out the video I’ve been making on my YouTube channel? Stories, art, travels, about Yosemite products…  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVXjq8OP9-WZvw7z5dL5s6w

AND INSTAGRAM!!! https://www.instagram.com/jamesgoodchap

 

America Bold & Beautiful, CA1 video is live!

Gosh, it’s one thing to be constantly producing new art but another thing altogether taking it digital, creating content for video production, then doing almost daily diligence with social media platforms… but at the end of the day, or beginning if you prefer, it just comes down to the pleasure of show and tell, to you. ‘

This is the first in the California series, central coast and SoCal next, then to Bishop… keep following, hit the Subscribe button on the YouTube page and you’ll be the super-cool soonest to see still wet oils and damp watercolors as they pour off my traveling brushes 

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Happy ThanksGiving

James Goodchap “Happy Thanksgiving” is a watercolor painting I made for a lovely friend some years ago. It is framed in her kitchen, and year after year she and her two darling daughters get to enjoy it.

The legacy and provenance of a painting is very exciting to me. It is in fact the most satisfying thought which pertains to my art. As a career graphic designer, my work might last a weekend in a newspaper, a month in a magazine, a few years in a web site or brochure, and at best, ten to twenty years as a brand identity. Superb creative and purpose served, but gone. Paintings will outlast by generations if not centuries. From mom to daughter or son, to grandchildren and adventures beyond… a painting has a journey hard to predict, but with a warm smile we can imagine eyes that are ours but not, looking at an artwork like we look the same moon or stars ~ we share this moment, we remember, we dream on… Then go to Christies.

I will however, come haunt your butt regardless of the passing of time, if you put my paintings in storage as a commodity investment. I paint for as many well-met art lovers as I can find. Love and share on 🙂 – JG November 2017

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