Thursday, December 26, 2013

Closing Exhibitions

Just Friday and Saturday to visit two exhibitions in the South Bay, before they close. The HOME Show finishes at the Malaga Cove Library between 11-5pm while the 608 North Fine Art Gallery holds its closing reception for December Artists from 6-9pm on Saturday 28th December. Both having very different examples of my work. Hope you can get to see both of 'em…
See website for more information:

"Pelican Cove, Rising Mist" oil, 12x12"

"Prime Cut" oil, 6x6"

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Arty Party

It's that time of year again when the Shrivers in Portuguese Bend invite about 20 very varied artists to show their work in the family courtyard. I have been showing there for ages and it's always a lot of hard work and fun. Meet lots of great people and all sorts of great things happen. It's a great way to buy some last-minute Christmas goodies, have some wine and socialize. It's this Sunday, the 22nd of December. Contact me if you'd like more info…….

"Winter Squalls, Palos Verdes"
(near Portuguese Bend, with Catalina Island in the distance)

Redondo Wall - Redondo Beach, California

"Redondo Wall" is a very recent creation. Pastel over watercolor washes on a very heavy paper. I was inspired by my recent trip to Great Britain where I saw many marine scenes. This picture is currently on view - and - available at the 608 North Fine Art Gallery in Redondo Beach.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Coastguard's Lawn

This painting took various forms before I could get it right. After quite a few attempts to do a conventional plein air from this elevated spot overlooking Point Vicente Lighthouse in Palos Verdes, I left the lighthouse out completely and created a composition about the remaining contrast of the manicured coastguard property set amid nature's wilderness.

"The Coastguard's Lawn" Oil on canvas © 2013 Bernard Fallon

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wales Painting Workshop 23-30 September 2013

Getting ready for my Paint Wales Workshop from 23 - 30 September. We will be centered in the North at Rhuddlan. From here we will paint en plein air these beautiful castles: Denbigh, Conway, Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Harlech. They were all built during the English conquest of Wales in the late 13th century and are now World Heritage sites. Some were badly damaged in the English Civil War of the 1640's and some have been partially restored. They were popular subjects in the 1800's for British artists such as John Cotman and J M W Turner.

Here's some current photos © UK Crown copyright of Caernarfon above and Conwy below.
And here is a pastel of a stream I did in the 1970's while on one of my many visits to Wales.

During this Workshop trip we'll also visit and paint the magnificent, and always dramatic, Snowdonia National Park, and maybe take a train ride up the spectacular mountains. Weather permitting, of course.

More information and itinerary, plus how to get to Wales Workshop, on my website:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

New Cuyama

On the way back from Monterey I took Hwy 166 through the Sierra Madre Mountains. A lovely drive that paused for a stop at New Cuyama.

An interesting sign to announce their humor --- or something else?

When you have a hammer, everything is a nail, when you have arithmetic, everything adds up.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Garapata State Park Cliffs

Heading down the California Hwy 1 from Monterey and Carmel. South of there the cliffs enveloped in mysterious mists. Lots of ideas for paintings and grey swirling compositions. Beautiful mauves and violet colours.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Phototography Fusion 2013 "Showcase"

Opening Reception last night for Photography Fusion 2013 "Showcase" at the Frame and Art Dept, 950 Aviation Blvd, Suite D, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. This show was created by Gloria Plascencia and juried by Michael Quinn, photo professor at El Camino and Cal State Fullerton Colleges. 

I have two black and white Liverpool photographs and the Irish Fiddler print, which took first place. The Exhibition is open until May 31st. Phone 310 675 4200 or 310 374 6900 for more information.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hope you can all visit me at my Malaga Cove Lawn Show  event this weekend at Malaga Cove Plaza. A great place to get a nice lunch and buy some beautiful art.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Plein Air, Last Light

Here are four plein air painters working at Portuguese Bend today to capture the late afternoon light. From left to right that's Rodolfo Rivademer, Mark Fenton, Bridget Duffy, and me, the long shadow on the ground. A wonderful experience in this chilly January light.