Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer's Waning

Lies over the Ocean, oil on wood 5x7"

Summer is coming to a close and I am both saddened by seeing it end and also excited to get back to work on a new collection of pieces. Time in the studio has been hit or miss--not to mention the dust and noise coming from the demolition of the building next door. All good reasons to give myself a break and enjoy time with family. We recently had a coastal camping trip where I took many photos. Expect some fog and cloud-laden paintings soon!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

More paintings coming, I promise!

Distant Rain oil on wood 11x14"

So disappointing that I haven't been that productive in the new year. When I do paint, it seems like a struggle--this usually signals some sort of shift that's going to take place. Which is exciting and scary at the same time. I started this piece three or four times. Ugh. Painful.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Straight Ahead

Moving Forward oil on wood 9 x 12"
I haven't quite decided if this one's finished or not.  I haven't had much time to paint as of late and feel like I'm rushing things with the brush. I need to slow down, take a breath and remember that one good painting is better than ten mediocre ones. Patience.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

La Grenade

La Grenade oil on wood 5 x 7

I love how the lumpy exterior hides all the sparkling tasty jewels inside.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Proud Persimmon

Proud Persimmon, oil on wood 4 x 4"*sold

Sometimes it's rough being the last fruit left.  Other times, it makes you a solo standout.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Still here!

Hey there. I've been posting most of my painting photos to Facebook, but recently realized that not everyone is connected that way. So I promise to make more of an effort here on this dusty 'ol blog. Since it's Thanksgiving this week, I want to give thanks for all of the people who have supported my art endeavors, whether it's buying a piece (or more) or simply leaving a positive comment for me. It all means more than you know. Here are some recent works from my tiny little nest of a studio overlooking downtown Davis:

Creeping Shadows 16x20 *sold

A Field Divided 12x12

One of a few oil sketches on paper I've been playing with.*sold

Vineyard Barn 4x4
While I've been away, we've hosted Second Friday ArtAbout events every month and I had a wonderful show in Sacramento at Delta Workshop for most of October. A busy busy year, and it's not over yet!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Studio! Eep!

 in progress..all the ick removed!

 hub hard at work

 finished gallery area

 my side on move-in day!

Hey there! I bet you thought I was gone for good! I've been posting to Facebook a bit, but mostly I've been working on my new studio space in Downtown Davis. Things fell into place after the New Year--and the studio of my dreams is now becoming a reality. I'm sharing the space with an abstract artist whose work compliments mine nicely. I couldn't be more thrilled!

I will post updated pictures of the studio soon. It was quite the whirlwind renovation--taking out walls, pulling up carpeting, scraping ceilings, priming, painting--the works! I'm really not sure how we got it all done in time for tomorrow's Art About (which they're calling HeArtAbout--how cute is that?) but we did. It's location is Suite 21, so we're calling ourselves Studio 21. Website coming soon! I am so grateful to my family and friends who chipped in with sweat and muscle to make this happen for us. I am in love with my big fishbowl window and already have some new pieces for a March show at the Pence Gallery in Davis.

Road to the Coast oil on wood 11 x 14" *sold

Life is good!