oil 9x12 inches Purchase info here.
My brand new super shiny tea kettle was perfect for creating reflections in this still life. I have a beautiful antique silver frame that's perfect for this painting if you'd like to purchase it ready to hang. Let me know through email. The PayPal link to purchase is for the painting only.
IN OTHER NEWS: I still have three openings in my workshop THIS COMING WEEKEND! If you'd like to jump in, just send me an email.
oil 12x12 inches I painted this back in October on a sunny morning in our backyard. The painting has a great sense of early morning light, better seen in person. Currently it can be viewed through January the Claremont Community Foundation in Claremont, CA. For purchase information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! I'm looking forward to the New Year with a renewed commitment to new paintings and personal growth. How about you? I still have a few openings in my January and February workshops, if you'd like to learn painting in oils, or boost your skills and enjoy a weekend painting with like minded folks. Just email me for more info.
oil 6x8 FRAMED See this painting at the Claremont Community Foundation as part of the group show "UnreNOUNed." Available for purchase by email: email@example.com. WORKSHOPS!!!I have openings in my January 19&20 and also February 9&10 workshops. Location: Upland, CA. NEW OFFERING: For the absolute beginner I offer an Intro to Oils Private to Semi-Private class upon request. Three hours of guided instruction $80. Painting from life, not a photo. Use of my materials are included. This is a great way to see if you like oil painting, or get back into it if you feel intimidated by the workshop setting. Would make a great gift! For more information, please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
oil 8x6 inches I really enjoyed painting this, one of my favorite subjects: things in a jar. This painting is framed and on display at the Claremont Community Foundation, Claremont, CA. Located in the Village and open during business hours only. It's part of the beautiful group show "UnreNOUNed". This would make a great gift for your loved one who sews. It is even better in person and framed in dark wood with silver lip. Email me for purchase information. email@example.com
oil 8x8 inches Purchase info here. Here's a summery painting I did back in August. Only recently was I able to get a decent photo of it. It's a gloomy drizzly day here in So Cal. Maybe this piece will remind us of warmer days picking flowers and eating peaches.
oil 6x8 inches Purchase info here. This painting will be part of "UnreNOUNed", a group show at Claremont Community Foundation through December and January. Come and see "ordinary persons, places and things" painted by Jackie Knell, Martha Cowan and myself. Reception Dec. 1 6-8pm. Public is invited. The painting is framed and available for purchase online. Just click the link above.
IN OTHER NEWS: UPCOMING WORKSHOPS! Painting The Lively Still Life workshops are scheduled for January 19-20 and February 9-10. These are two day intensive workshops for experienced beginner and intermediate oil painters. Two full days of structured teaching and coaching in my Upland, CA Studio. I also offer a private introductory class for absolute beginners who want to register for the workshop. If you would like to know more, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
oil 6x6 inches Purchase info here. Red onions are among the most beautiful vegetables on the planet in my opinion. This painting is framed and ready to hang. Frame: custom dark wood approximately 2 1/2 inches wide, floater with antique gold lip. This piece will be part of "unreNOUNed" a group show in Claremont, CA through December and January. Available for purchase there and online.
oil 10x10 inches BLUB is the last in my pet series on display at Studio C, Claremont, CA for the month of November. Just about two weeks left to visit Studio C and see this great show, "Art From The Attic" by the Underground Artists. We're a group of friends that meet weekly to talk, laugh and make art together. BLUB is on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted and ready to hang. Available for purchase at Studio C and also online here.
oil 10x10 inches HUH? is available at Studio C, Claremont for the month of November. Also available for purchase online here. The painting is on gallery wrapped canvas 1 1/4 inches deep with sides stained and ready to hang.
oil 10x10 inches GINGER is part of my pet series on display and available for purchase at Studio C, Claremont for the month of November. Also available for purchase online here. GINGER is on 1 3/4 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted and ready to hang.
oil 9x12 inches Purchase info here. Alizarin Crimson, (which makes up the beautiful rich dark reds especially on the shadow side of the pom) just does not photograph well. It's a mystery as why, but I know I'm not the only one frustrated by this! Anyhow, this painting is better in person. I like how the leaf crumbles seem to burst out from the center of interest.
oil 9x12 inches Purchase info here. Painting dried leaves is always fun and challenging for me. I tried some new things in this painting; lots of canvas texture left to see and a bit of calligraphic outlining. The painting has the feel of fall I was after, so I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. UPCOMING EVENTS: This coming Saturday, Nov. 3rd is the opening of "Art From The Attic", a group show I'm part of. The public is invited. Studio C, Claremont. 6:00-9:00 pm.
HANGIN' OUT oil 10x10 inches Available at Studio C, Claremont November 3-28 Also available for purchase online here.
MUNCH oil 10x10 inches Available at Studio C, Claremont, November 3-28 Also available for purchase online here.
Here are two in a series of pet portraits I created for ART FROM THE ATTIC, a group show at STUDIO C, 260 W Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA. The show runs from November 3-28. Reception Saturday November 3, 6:00pm-9:00pm. The public is invited to attend. Come and enjoy a variety of works created by the "Upper Underground Artists", a group of artsy friends who have made art together for more than ten years. Participants include May Mar, Cindy Lopez, Carol Lima, Elizabeth Carr, Martha Cowan and myself.
oil 9x12 inches Purchase info here. This is the second painting I did while camping in Ventura. There's nothing better than finding a vintage vehicle to paint. She was on her maiden voyage so to speak, and the new owners were so proud and happy! When I paint in a campground usually a small crowd gathers, coming and going as they follow my progress. It's a lot of fun talking with them and answering their questions, especially those from children. Kids rode their bikes and scooters around me while adults, beer in hand played cool music and a rousing game of corn hole right behind me. Too much fun! I hope this painting finds it's way to the VW's owners.
oil 9x12 inches Purchase info here. In September we camped in Ventura and I had the opportunity for some plein air painting. I tried to capture the feeling of the overcast morning and the sun trying to burn through.
oil 12x12 inches Purchase info here. Here we have some objects pulled together by color harmony. The Fiestaware pitcher is a gift from a friend, mums from our yard, old books from a thrift store and old clippers from my parent's house, all on a fabric sample. The result is color harmony with a variety of textures and shapes. I really enjoyed painting this one. There's a bit of glare on the left side of the image. Just know that the rich darks you see on the right side are also on the left side!
oil 8x10 inches Purchase info here.
In the springtime Jacaranda trees in Southern California are just spectacular. I found this one near Mission San Jan Capistrano in front of a little Mexican restaurant. Jacarandas always remind me of my mom. She was not an artist, but had an eye for nature's beauty. "Kids, would you look at those Jacarandas!", she'd say. That was back in the days when kids with no seat belts looked out big car windows.