Monday, May 30, 2016

Berry Fruity -a still life painting in oil


oil 6x8 inches magnify/purchase info I never get tired of painting fruit. Coming up with titles for them all is another matter.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rooty Tooty Fresh & Fruity -a still life painting in oil


oil 8x8 inches magnify/purchase info After church on Mother's Day my husband and I had lunch at The Local Baker in old downtown Upland. Years ago I painted one of their pretty fruit tarts so it was time for another. I'm very happy with how this turned out. It's a cheerful painting.

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Floral Affair -a still life painting in oil -SOLD


oil 11x14 inches magnify/purchase info Sunday marks my fourth year participating in the Balboa Island Art Walk. If you're in Southern California, don't miss it! Sunshine, live music and 100 artists along the sea wall. To find me, turn left onto the sidewalk as you step off the ferry.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Patio Pot -a still life painting in oil


oil 16x8 inches magnify/purchase info On a beautiful sunny afternoon this past winter I grabbed this off my patio and painted just steps away from my studio door. Thus, a plein air still life. Once in a while it's fun to put my subject on the ground for a different perspective. I like the pink and turquoise. IN OTHER NEWS: The Balboa Island Artwalk is coming up on May 22nd, 9-5. Come on down to the little island for sunshine, art and live music. About 100 artists will be lined up along the sea wall. You can find me by heading left onto the sidewalk as you step off the ferry. I'll be near Pearl St. It's by far one of the best artwalks in So Cal, so if you're in the area don't miss it!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Violets & Lemon -a still life painting in oil


oil 8x8 inches magnify/purchase info Without much effort at all painters can try something new to keep things fresh. Just pick up a different brush than you're used to. I painted this with soft round brushes rather than my usual springy, chisel-like flats. I used Silver Brush Company's Ruby Satins. I was surprised how much more fluid my strokes could be while swinging the brush around, probably just because they had no corners! I hope you like it. Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow moms out there!