Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy to be featured in CFAI...

I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I'm one of two artists featured in 

I'm finding lots of talent as well as great people in this varied group of artists.  So glad to be be a participant.

Click on the link if you'd like to see some great artwork (not just mine, lol).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby's Day Out - SOLD

Can you just imagine the 'wonder' of it all?  The very very first time you 'experience' the ocean. I personally just love to watch little one's, especially when they are in a zone of sorts playing or thinking things out.  It is absolutely amazing in every way. But to feel the soft salty warm water snuggle up on your toes with swirling sand, what must be going on in that extraordinary little mind?  I wonder...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Randy Higbee Gallery 6" Exhibit - Two of my paintings made it into show!

"Radiant Radishes"
"Fresh Table Grapes"

I am so happy to have two of my 6 inchers accepted into the awesome Randy Higbee Gallery 6" Squared Exhibition. The competition was extreme, and I am not exaggerating. There are some pretty awesome artists out there. He had his work cut out for him, but wow, two made it in. Snoopy Dancing!

Moored Boat

The water for many is a strong draw and I am certainly included in this group.  So it's natural that I happen to love painting boats.  The reflections and atmosphere in the water of the village houses were truly pulling me in this scene.  So European...  Photo compliments of Karen Miller.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cactus Bloom - SOLD

Spring does seem to be popping up all over, even in the deserts...  Tulips are the flower of choice at this time of year, with artists as well as florists.  So I thought I'd give a shout out to the cactus.  A tad different, but just as beautiful especially when seen in their natural habitat.

Monday, March 14, 2011


There are literally only bits of cool in this piece, all warm, all southwest.  Like the rich earthen clay in the deserts.  It's simple, but very strong and that's just from the colors.  Even at this size (6 x 6), it insists on garnering attention from across the room.  Stimulates the senses.  At least that's my take on it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Cute Pear - SOLD

A Cute Pear, play on words.  I liked all of the colors, the composition, the mingling of the leaves, the looseness of the work and most of all
the fruitiliciousness.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Shadow Knows - SOLD

After I had set this up, IT rather decided for me that IT preferred an old classic masters approach rather than a loosey goosey one.  Something else happened while I was working on it, I went into a much slower pace, I actually realized I was breathing and relaxed and enjoying this tender process.

Since I seem to be 'one of those' artists that happen to be all over the place trying this and that and the other thing cause life is short and learning everything about painting is just plain where I land every single time (includes daily sketching).  Well why not I say...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fresh Table Grapes - SOLD


I like to paint grapes every once in awhile, and actually other 'serious' still life subjects, not all loose, to keep me on my toes.  I like variety, as well, like to try different things, basically I'm all over the place, but when one doesn't have to deal with brick and mortar galleries, I think it gives the artist a wider birth of creativity.  We're not locked into one genre or style which galleries are insistent on doing with their stable of artists.  The next couple of still life works are also classic in nature.  I have to say I enjoyed working on them just as much as I do loose work.  It feels like a breadth of fresh air.