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.
oil 12x16 inches, 15 1/2 X 19 1/2 framed. Purchase info here.
Still Life With Corn was awarded BEST OF SHOW in Associated Artists of the Inland Empire's 2018 Annual Fall Juried Show. My sincere thanks to Associated Artists and the judges. Custom frame description: solid dark wood with deep red undertones and antique gold lip. The painting is still available and may be easily purchased online by clicking the link below the painting. If you live in Southern California, I will hand deliver and refund the shipping fee. Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
oil 8x8 inches Purchase info here.
Here are a couple of my favorite things to paint; light shining through oranges and juicy ripe strawberries. It has been a rough few months for me with a reoccurring illness. I've been able to paint in between when up to it. I'm still not out of the woods, but hopeful. Meanwhile, some very GOOD news! My painting "Bloom & Sparkle" is on it's way to Fish Creek Wisconsin for The American Impressionist Society's National Exhibit. I feel very grateful to be included. Peninsula School Of Art, Fish Creek Wisconsin, Sept.27-Oct.28th. Also recently Associated Artists of The Inland Empire awarded me Best of Show in their Annual Fall Juried Show! More details on that in my next post.
oil 8x8 inches Purchase info here. On a Spring hike in Moro Canyon, Laguna Beach I took pictures of 22 different wildflowers along the trail. That winter we had been blessed with some rain. Painting the bee was extra fun. Here's a detail shot:
oil 8x6 inches Purchase info here.
While on a Spring walk around our neighborhood I noticed a lovely patch of irises and lavender. I used my photo reference for this little painting.
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oil 10x10 inches Purchase info here. Roses from my yard. With any bouquet of flowers in a clear vase or jar, I always think that what is visible inside the water is as pretty as the flowers themselves.