Not So Still Life

I Thought of that title as I was setting up and painting this still life.  The top lemon and apple kept rolling away. The whole thing was inspired by a box of Meyer lemons that my cousin sent me for Christmas.  She lives in Santa Cruz and has a lemon tree in her backyard.  LuckyContinue reading “Not So Still Life”

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Katie Peak WIP

This might look familiar!  But it’s a new little 8×10 that I started tonight.  I blocked in the most basic colors and values.  I like the warm start that it’s off to.  The foothill painting I did for the art auction was square and 8×8 and I thought it would look better on a rectangular canvasContinue reading “Katie Peak WIP”

Watercolor Cuties & Oil Cuties & another marathon

Whenever I just want to paint something, I grab a bunch of little cuties.  You know, the little mandarin oranges.  Are they called Cuties around the world?  I think I like my oil painting better…but this is watercolor #1.  Or really #2 if you count the little Self Portrait I did in 2003.  I see one littleContinue reading “Watercolor Cuties & Oil Cuties & another marathon”

Spring Boise Foothills WIP

Saturday I started this little guy.  It needs a few more passes at it.  I’m going to work on my patience and spend more than a day on it.  I’m donating this to my daughters school art auction, just as a little silent auction piece.  So I wanted to pick a subject that would appealContinue reading “Spring Boise Foothills WIP”

San Francisco-The Presidio

Spring break (still) day 4.  The trees along the coast of Northern California are incredible.  I’ve always loved the shapes Monterey Cypress trees twist themselves into to reach out through the fog for every bit of sunlight they can get.  I hope to take many more photographs next time we are in CA.  Better yet, paintContinue reading “San Francisco-The Presidio”

Spring Break-Day 4

Any guesses where we went next?  I have a few more Spring Break day trips to paint and blog about.  After hanging around Ukiah for a couple of days we decided to take a day trip to San Francisco.  SF is 100 miles south of Ukiah straight down 101.  Growing up I made that trip many times withContinue reading “Spring Break-Day 4”

Can I “reblog” your work? Guest Artist.

Art reblog Tuesday! How about you “like” this post if you wouldn’t mind me reblogging and showing one of your paintings on my blog.?.?  It’s not a competition, I just have a nice community of artists growing and I thought I would enjoy sharing, and others would like to see.  You know, sharing and supporting oneContinue reading “Can I “reblog” your work? Guest Artist.”