Thursday, January 11, 2018

Succulent


oil 12 x 12 inches Click to purchase. The deep oranges with minty green in this piece seemed refreshing and unusual to me. I hope you like it. Today I'm driving north to Camarillo to teach a 3 day workshop for Westlake Village Art League. My car is packed to the hilt, and I'm really excited to share my love for still life painting with these folks. In my excitement, I hope I remember to take pictures I can post!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Thankful


oil 10x8 inches Click to purchase. I painted this one after getting my turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving morning. I had lots of flowers leftover from an Advanced Workshop in November, so my granddaughter Emily and I had fun making arrangements. She made this one that became part of our centerpiece on Thanksgiving. IN OTHER NEWS: "PAINT THE LIVELY STILL LIFE" Workshops are coming up on February 10-11 and March 3-4. Location: my studio in Upland, CA. Email me for more information and to register.

Monday, December 11, 2017

King Cracker


oil 12x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! I'll take a few weeks off from posting now for Christmas preparations and time with family. This painting needs time to dry, so it will ship after Dec. 18. You can still have it by Christmas!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Old Cleaners -a plein air painting from Claremont, CA


oil 9x12 inches Closer look and purchase info here. This piece is included in "Local Color", scenes of Claremont at Studio C Gallery, 260 W. Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA. Available for viewing and purchase at the gallery through the month of December. Studio C offers fine art and handcrafted items perfect for gift giving. For more info contact Elizabeth 909-289-9401. IN OTHER NEWS: A few spots have opened up in my JANUARY 12-14 WORKSHOP located in the Thousand Oaks area. This is a three day workshop "PAINTING THE LIVELY STILL LIFE." For more information or to register please email Wendy Gordin ASAP at wgordin@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Reflecting Red


oil 8x8 inches For purchase info click here. At my recent Advanced Still Life workshop we worked on reflections in metal. This is my demo painting. Just TWO DAYS LEFT of FREE SHIPPING on any painting in my gallery. Cash refund for shipping paid with an online purchase. See all my work here.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Blue Plate Special


oil 10x10 inches For purchase info, click here. I reworked this painting from 2015. The original work is pictured below. It nagged me for two years and I finally gave in. Although I liked the contrast created by the white drapery, I decided it was a bit blinding. I hope you like the new version. FREE SHIPPING ON ANY PAINTING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH! Buying online is so easy, shipping is fast and I will include a CASH REFUND OF ANY SHIPPING YOU PAY ONLINE. See my entire ONLINE GALLERY HERE.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Demo For Loma Linda


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. A still life demo for the Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association back in October. I reworked the pomegranate a few days ago. Tried to post shots of the the original version but today my computer doesn't like my iPhone. Technology...really tries my patience sometimes, but I'm still thankful to live in the computer age. With Christmas and Hanukkah approaching I hope you'll consider some of my small paintings in your gift giving. Shipping is fast. You can see all my work and purchase with a credit card in Daily Paintworks Gallery HERE. Also STUDIO C in Claremont has a large selection of my smalls that you can see in person from $30-$100. Located in the Village on Bonita behind Bert&Rocky's Ice Cream. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! Today, November 21 after a software update, here's the original version of the demo. Only the pomegranate was changed. This iPhone shot shows accurate color.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Midnight Teahouse -a plein air painting from Tustin


oil 12x12 FRAMED For a closer look and purchase info click here. Here's an honest story about being an artist: This piece was part of Old Town Tustin Art Walk and Plein Air Contest. I drove an hour to Tustin and spent several hours choosing my subject and waiting for sunset. I painted this on the street after dark wearing a headlamp. It was a ton of fun, but when I finished at about 10pm I realized that I was very cold and my bad neck muscles were in spasm. Two weeks of daily headache followed. Maybe an award from the judges will make my effort worth it. Nope. The last straw was very poor sales on Tustin Art Walk day. Thus, I had spent a lot of effort for nothing. All this to say that being an artist is not all fun and games. "That must be relaxing," I heard recently from a passer by while painting on the street. Well sometimes it is just plain hard work, disapointment and even self-doubt. No, not relaxing. Except that your mind is so engaged that you don't even know you're freezing or you have to pee until you sign the painting. Maybe you could say the focused mind is a diversion from the news and personal troubles, but no, not relaxing. What keeps me going? I love to paint. I love paint, color, light and shadow. There's paint in my blood. I know I was made to do this. Today I'll teach a children's class. This weekend I'll teach an Advanced Still Life workshop. I'm so excited about both!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Demo For Anaheim


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Last night I demonstrated for the Anaheim Art Association, a casual and friendly group. I don't always love my demos when I finish, but I'm rather fond of this one. Thank you, Anaheim Art Association.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Simpler Time


oil 8x10 inches I'm back at the easel today from visits with family in Oklahoma and Arkansas. I reworked an old painting and will post it in the near future. In the meantime, my husband and I attended a car show recently. As we returned to our car I found this scene that took me back in time...a simpler time. IN OTHER NEWS: Tomorrow night at 7pm I'll demonstrate for the Anaheim Art Association. Downtown Community Center 250 E. Center St., Anaheim. Open to the public.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Uncorked


oil 10x10 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. I don't really drink a lot of wine, but I sure think the bottles are beautiful. In this painting I set out to create an abstract quality of design and also variation of transparency vs. opacity in paint application. I really like how this one turned out. I think the image is a bit blurry. The painting itself is crisp. Tomorrow I'm going out of state to visit family, so I won't be posting for a while. Thank you for your interest in my work.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Demo In Red And Green


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. This is the last demo from the workshop I taught in September. Here I'm teaching composition, color mixing, paint application and edges. These delightful ladies were fun and highly motivated. I love teaching and their enthusiasm adds so much to the weekend! Here they are with the work they're most pleased with.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Still Life With Corn


oil 12x16 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. First time painting fall corn, and I enjoyed it very much.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Peach & The Giant Peony


oil 12x9 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Peachy pinks, reds and oranges on a taupe background make for a soothing color palette here. Another painting that's much prettier in person despite my new camera.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sit A Spell


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. We visited artsy Cannon Beach, Oregon a few years ago. This great old house was a studio gallery. Once in a while I like to use a completely different type of brush just to keep things fresh. I normally use flats or filberts, but this was done with synthetic brights. I really enjoyed the resulting geometric marks. IN OTHER NEWS: NEWPORT BEACH ART IN THE PARK is this Saturday. Come for the perfect weather and great art! 10-4 On the Civic Center Green, 100 Civic Center Drive. Artists for this event are carefully juried in for the quality of their work. You'll see many different art forms. Definitely worth the visit! I'll have framed and loose paintings, over 100 in total to browse through. Come sit and visit with me a while. I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Entry


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. This is a plein air piece from the Claremont Colleges.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bottles


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. A painting from back in January before the Strada Challenge. Found it floating around in my studio.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Little Enchantment


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. I've painted a few pumpkins over the years, but I think this one is my favorite. I tried out Unbleached Titanium for the first time, and found it worked well in mixtures for the "white" of the pumpkin. To see more pumpkin paintings, look down to "labels" and click on pumpkin/s. These little paintings make nice decor, framed or not on a shelf or small decorative easel. MY DEMO THIS COMING SUNDAY is from 2-4 at 25571 Barton Rd., Loma Linda, CA. Cost is $5. Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association.