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.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Welcome Fall


oil 12x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. It's just now starting to feel like Fall here in Southern California. Cool nights and breezy during the day. IN OTHER NEWS: This coming Sunday afternoon, October 8, I'll demonstrate for the Loma Linda Art Association. The demo is open to the public. Stay tuned for more info on time and location.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Apples & Wine


oil 12x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. It's October already! I decided to jump forward and post my most recent Fall-ish paintings. Do you love the colors and feel of Fall? I do.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Metal & Glass


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. A study in metal and glass. I threw the marble in for a bit of color.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Bowl, Bird, Bottle


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. This piece is a study of white things, glass and daisy shape.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Minty


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Here's a little study in white things.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Berries & Mums


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. The mums from a few days earlier were still holding their own, so they agreed to pose again.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Apples & Mums


oil 10 x 10 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Apples and mums from our yard. I loved the dark value and deep rich color of the mums in contrast to the lighter apples and drapery. Instant drama.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Casita -a plein air painting from San Clemente. SOLD


oil 8x10 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. I love this little house which is a Nature and History Museum at San Clemente State Beach. Emily and I got to paint in the shade and visit the Museum too. She painted beach rocks she had carried up the hill the day before.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Beach Houses


oil 9x12 For a closer look and purchase info click here. Last month we camped for a few days at San Clemente State Beach. It was a "paintcation" and our granddaughter, Emily joined us. First morning we had a heavy mist, so we painted under our awning. Emily painted her cat, Daisy in acrylic.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lemons, Roses & Cherries


oil 12x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. I used the neutral vase show off soft or bright yellows and deep reds. These are floribunda roses from my yard.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tractor Sun & Shadow


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. Painted from my photo reference taken at Amy's Farm. I really enjoy painting tractors, especially with patterns of light and shadow. To see other tractor paintings, go to "labels" below, and click on "tractors."

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Weed Pickin'


oil 8x8 inches Not for sale. For a closer look, click here. Mr. Richard Bumann graciously allowed me to take pictures of him while he weeded. Painted from my photo reference taken on a spring visit to historic Bumann Ranch, Encinitas, CA. Thank you to artist Rita Pacheco for inviting me to join her on this unique plein air opportunity.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cherries In A Japanese Dish


oil 4x4 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. A teeny tiny painting for a day with a teeny tiny time to paint.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cat Nap


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. This Amy's Farm cat had found a cool shady spot for her nap. Dappled light challenges me every time, but it's worth the effort for the interesting patterns of light and shadow.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Apricots


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. Apricots from a gigantic old tree. The blue bowl's influence on the fruit and shadows made this plein air still life especially interesting to me.

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Tractor In Back


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. I guess I'm drawn to tractors. One day I drove around the Wilder area taking pictures of tractors. There were plenty and they were loved. They were on display in the front yards. One even had Christmas lights. This tractor was just a few steps from where I was staying on the river. Of the four paintings I did in Idaho, this is my favorite.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Snake River


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. I painted this on location, but reworked it quite a bit in the studio when I got home. Thankfully, TSA left my paints alone in my suitcase, but this painting arrived home with a scrape down the center. Maybe they stuck something down into my panel carrier between the wet paintings or pulled the paintings out. There's no way to know. In any case, fortunately I had planned to finish this one at home anyway. It was a hot day on the river, and hopefully you get that feeling from the painting.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Turquoise Truck


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Painted in Wilder, Idaho along the Snake River.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Seashore & Tulips


oil 12x9 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. A pretty warm day even for the beach, I hid under our awning for this one. Mother's Day tulips from my grandkids...is this a still life or a seascape? Hummm.