Friday, November 29, 2013

Free Shipping Through December!

Minor Adjustments       10" x 8"         oil

This is a re-post, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am providing FREE Shipping on all painting purchases through December. A good way to say 'thanks' and see the year out :)

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

White Floral

White Floral                10" x 8"          oil on linen panel
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am certainly thankful for all of you who follow and support my work! Now, I hope you get to relax another day and enjoy your leftovers :)
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Late Night Pizza -Santa Barbara dining out

Late Night Pizza                      oil on linen panel              8" x 8"
I'm taking you back to a summer night in August for this one. We were in Santa Barbara having a patio dinner where part of the show was this chef who came out to fire up the pizzas in an open air brick oven. He kindly posed and waved when he saw me taking pictures. But, I certainly preferred this one, of him cooking up something delicious!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Pink Bungalow

Pink Bungalow      oil on linen panel        10" x 8"
Between the rain storms, I spied this charming pink bungalow hidden behind green bushes with it's own  palm umbrella. It looked for all the world, like a perfect hide-away, where all you need  is a good book for awhile. The wonderful color created a welcoming feel too. Where would your perfect hide away be?
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Fast Sky - billowing clouds in a pink sky

Fast Sky               8" x 8"              oil on linen
It feels good to be back painting and today I began with this late day sky. Powerful clouds built up over the ocean on our first day in San Pedro and they changed and moved through quickly, only to be replaced by a darker more grayed version. These are the ones I'll remember though, it was beautiful, if fleeting...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Back from Belize- Coconuts, Swaying Palms & a travel painting set up

Coconuts         watercolor on illustration board       8" x 10"  
$100- inquire through email for purchase

Breezy Palm     watercolor on illustration board       8" x 10"
$100- inquire through email for purchase

Well, it is back from Belize here and I have tons to catch up on! So what else is new....that is always the way. I thought I would post the 2 watercolors I did while the weather held. We had  monsoon-like rains for much of the trip. These two were painted from our front deck/balcony area. 

Also, I thought I would show you my travel set up, because it was one of the smallest and most effective ways to take paint I've ever used! I got the palette just before I left (Michaels- about $12) it doesn't have the brand name on it or I would post that. But, it kept the paint fresh and wet day after day. It has a small rubber gasket that prevents leaking and I will most certainly use it again and try it with oils as well. In addition, I took a small box of watercolors and gouache, a tiny spray bottle, Luma opaque white for when I'm not working transparently and of course about 5 or 6 brushes. 

That's it for now...laundry awaits .........

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fishing Gold - more fly fishing in the Northwest

Fishing Gold                            oil                        9" x 12"

Here is another re-post while I continue to be away from my easel ....

The beginnings of winter in this one, with a patch of light on the snow, and a fly fisherman at the center of it. And, this fisherman is enjoying it regardless of the temps. I've added a detail shot below. 

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Changing Flies

Changing Flies   oil    7"x16"
(detail- Changing Flies)

I am still traveling, but wanted to re-post one for Julie FordOliver who so kindly let me know she was missing my work! I remember withdrawals from her excellent paintings awhile back, and it's so great as an artist to hear people want more! Hope to be back painting and posting soon....

This one is a different format and this sparkling water and figure fit the bill. My aim was to use the movement of water and light as a guide through the the long composition. For me it enhances the feel of looking down into the picture and the sunny reflections.
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Pink Flurry

Pink Flurry                       oil                           7" x 9"
Here is a re-post for you,as I am away for awhile. Enjoy.........

I love it when a blur of color just catches your eye, while you don't even know what the subject is. Then, best of all, it can become a subject for one of your next paintings. This was one of those blurs while traveling in California and it turned out to be a flurry of pink roses.

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