Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Field Sketch, Idyllwild

oil 12x6 inches click for purchase information I'm back! We really enjoyed the Balboa Art Walk. We talked to a lot of nice folks and had good sales. Right after, I stocked our new little RV and we took off for Idyllwild. Temps were in the low 70's, and the clean mountain air at 6000 ft elevation was heavenly. I planted myself on a hill right behind our camping spot for this one. Can't resist a clump of rocks!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Angel Kitty

oil 8x8 inches click for purchase information Many years ago we returned from vacation to find in our garage a stray cat and her litter of six newborn kittens inside a paper grocery bag. We found homes for five and kept the one that looked like this. Our little girl named her Cindy and she lived fifteen years. This kitty is just a Christmas decoration, I think. I chose the cat first, then the other objects for the violet, blue, green scheme I had in mind. Round versus linear and the contrasting textures were considerations also. I'm all packed up for the BALBOA ISLAND ART WALK TOMORROW. It's my first year. Wish me luck!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Found My Marbles

oil 4x6 inches not for sale My friend, Rachel recently took a trip back to Maine where she grew up. She brought back wild blueberry jam and a small bag of the most beautiful marbles for me to use for my still life paintings. So thoughtful. Thanks, Rachel! I poured a few out of the bag and painted them as they landed. Tomorrow I'll get ready for the BALBOA ISLAND ART WALK this Sunday. The weather will be perfect, so if you're in Southern California, don't miss it!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pasta Prep

oil 12x12 This is a commissioned piece I finished about two weeks ago. I snapped the photo reference for this at Il Fornaio Italian Restaurant in Pasadena. This is the first of three cafe scenes for my client. We had ten days of non-stop family fun, and now our Idaho son and family are on their way to Mammoth Lakes. With being sick the week before, then all the activities, I've been away from my easel for two weeks. I'm hoping to pick up a paintbrush today while working through 43 loads of laundry. It's all good. 102 degrees outside...a great day for laundry and still life inside. UPCOMING EVENTS: BALBOA ISLAND ART WALK, Sunday May 19th. 100 artists and live music along the sea wall, 9-5pm. I'll be near Pearl Drive. SO looking forward to this!!! Come see me!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Ontario Open Art Exhibition

Bay Arcade oil 12x9 inches not for sale My painting, Bay Arcade is included in the Ontario Open Art Exhibition at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. The exhibit runs through May 26th. For more info on the museum, click here.