Thursday, November 3, 2011

ZLAC Very Merry Bazaar 2011

Just a quick note to mention that I will be at the ZLAC Rowing Club's Very Merry Bazaar this Friday and Saturday.  The Bazaar runs:

Friday, Nov 4, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

1111 Pacific Beach Drive, Pacific Beach
(corner of Dawes and Pacific Beach Dr.)

Come on by and say 'hi!'


Friday, September 30, 2011

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival this weekend!

2011 LJAWF, BOOTH 37

Come on out to the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival this weekend! 
I'll be in Booth 37.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Accepted into 2011 OPA Western Regional Exhibition

"Tidepool Hopping", 24x36, oil
I recently found out I was privileged to have a painting accepted into the Oil Painters of America 2011 OPA Western Regional Exhibition.  I feel quite honored to be included.  The show will run October 8 through October 30, 2011 and is hosted by Lee Youngman Galleries in Calistoga, Ca. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daily Paintworks- Peach

So this isn't a peach off of our tree.  Apparently I was too late, and all but one are gone.  We still have one, mutated double peach on the tree- not quite ripe.  Perhaps in a day or two it will be ready to pick.  For now, this beauty.  I had fun with the reflected lights and the "fuzz".

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On the Water

On the Water, 6x8, oil

This is part of my rowing series for ZLAC Rowing Club.  It will be available for their August 12th Wine Tasting.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Daily Paintworks- Homegrown

This is the extent of our apple harvest this year on our young apple tree- so far.  I had to wrestle them from my family's hands to paint them before they were consumed.  I'm going to see if I can get a hold of one of our peaches next!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Daily Paintworks- Blue Pot and Nectarines

Another small painting available on the Daily Paintworks site.  This was fun to do.  I like the mysterious quality of the dark shadows and objects emerging from it.  The challenge of the still life is in the set up, at least for me.  It's finding a composition that's exciting or interesting.  It's different from plein air.  Although both are painted from life, plein air is making the most out of what's before you and capturing the light. Still life is creating a scene before you, then making it come alive in paint.  It's all good.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Daily Paintworks- Three Nectarines

I have started doing some small daily paintings that I'm going to auction off from my site on Daily Paintworks.  This is a great site filled with terrific artwork.  The paintings I post on the Daily Paintworks site will be small (5x7 or 6x6 typically), will be sold ready-to-frame, and will start at $100 in a 7-day auction.  I'll also continue to post them here on my blog.  I'm so excited about this new challenge.  While daily painting is certainly not a new concept, and I try to paint or draw daily anyway, it is a great way for me to continue to grow creatively and technically. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

La Jolla Festival of the Arts

I'm going to be at the 25th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts this weekend, 6/18-6/19. Looking forward to it- it should be a nice weekend for art, with proceeds supporting a great cause. I'll be in booth 308, so if you're in the area, stop on by and say 'hi'. My Facebook site has a couple of coupons and promotions for this event- just follow the link, like the page, then go to the Fan Offer. Enjoy!

From the festival website:
"The purpose of the La Jolla Festival of the Arts is to raise funds that support sports and recreation programs for San Diegans with disabilities. Some of the programs include adaptive snow skiing, karate, wheelchair road racing, camping, wheelchair tennis, water skiing, quadriplegic rugby, therapeutic horseback riding, and art and education programs. We also fund rehabilitative programs for disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. "

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

More Oaks from Warner Springs

Here are two more from our trip to Warner Springs. These two are painted at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the California Hiking and Riding Trail (CHRT). My husband and kids hiked up the PCT for a half-day hike to Eagle Rock, and I stayed and painted.
We really had great weather while we were out there. It seems like it could get hot in the summer, but we hit it just right.

Midday Beauty (top), 8x10, oil.
Strong, Shadows (bottom), 8x10, oil.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Oaks and Wildflowers

This spring we spent some time near Warner Springs, enjoying California the way it once was- before it was "developed." I love the oaks with their strong character and the carpet of poppies and other wildflowers. We had terrific weather, too- perfect for plein air. "Oaks and Wildflowers" 8x10, oil.

Friday, May 20, 2011


That summed up the weather, atmosphere, and art at ArtWalk this year. People were out and about, tons of people, enjoying the weekend. Thanks to all who came by and visited with me, checked out the booth, and a special thanks to all of my new collectors! I hope you have found that perfect spot for your new painting.
It is so gratifying to know that these pieces are evoking a memory, or a feeling, or a smile in you, just as they do with me. And it is always humbling when you choose to bring one into your home. Thank you!

For those of you who missed ArtWalk, June brings more fun with the La Jolla Festival of the Arts. More to come on that, but I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ArtWalk in Little Italy, San Diego is here

This weekend, April 30 and May 1, is ArtWalk.
This is always such a great event- filled with tons of art, food, and music.

And did I mention the art?

This year I will be in booth #150.
That’s on Beech St. near India.

The event runs from 11am - 6pm each day.
Here’s a small preview…

"Ocean Beach Shadows", 16x20

"Looking Out from the Mission", 14x11

"Oak Grove", 6x8

Friday, March 25, 2011

Accepted into Randy Hibee's 6" Squared Show

Just found out that "Found Some Hermits" has made it into the Spring 6" Squared Exhibition and Sale at Randy Higbee Gallery. The show opens April 16th. I'm thrilled, and can't wait to try out his frames!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New tidepool paintings

Here are a couple of small paintings I've recently completed. I love this series and can't wait to paint some more. Here are a couple of others "Discovery" and "Tidepooler".

6x6 oil on panel "Found Some Hermits"

6x6 oil on panel "Fun at the Tidepools"