Sunday, October 02, 2011

for Fall

 This is a view down a wide river. It was inspired by my husband and I talking about travel. We love to plan trips, research new places to see, and re-visit old favorites. This fall we are heading to Palm Desert for our first time. Long drive from San Jose, but I am looking forward to taking the eastern route and discovering parts of Central CA I haven't seen before.

5x5 inches on panel. Oil.

This was a challenge for Daily Paintworks. The theme was Fall. I plucked these rose hips from the bush in my front yard. I wonder if I'll ever get the courage to make my own rosehip tea.

Oil on stretched canvas.
6x6 inches.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Villa Montalvo

This took more than one session to paint- it's bigger and I wanted to allow for more layering with the light and shadow play. I like the straight lines of the bridge railing anchoring the piece from all the jumbly dappled light and leaves surrounding it.

Oil on Panel. Edges are cradled 1 1/2 inches.
Size 16 x 20 inches

currently on ebay

Sunday, August 21, 2011

the power of yellow

this one has what I would call "look at me" colors. A term used at my daughter's school in our Art Vista program. I love it- says it all.

"lunch cafe"
10 x10 inches
oil on canvas

for sale at my etsy site here:

Friday, August 19, 2011

my garden

8x10 oil on canvas board

this one is more "fussy" than the usual simpler style I paint in but I had a blast doing it. I like smaller brushes right now- lends to more strokes and more detail.

It is for sale at my online gallery

Sunday, August 14, 2011

an expression of flowers

This piece was intended to be more finished looking, but I had putit down after the time alotted for painting the other day and when I cam back to it I thought- no. It's done. I love it just the way it is.
I hope you do too

10 x10 inches oil on panel
auction is here

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

over the hill

This isn't a term of getting older. It is how we describe the drive to Santa Cruz from where I live. It is a beautiful drive- takes about 20 minutes without traffic and you wind your way through various gaps along the Santa Cruz mountains.
I have driven it hundreds of times but never painted it.
Here we go:

oil on canvas 6x6 inches

bid here: