Spring Break-Grandma’s House

18X24 oil on canvas To Grandmothers house we go.  I have my posts out of order.  We went to my parents place before my sisters, we stayed in Ukiah at my parents house for 5 days and took day trips from there.  Just like my sister who lives in a vineyard, my parents live inContinue reading “Spring Break-Grandma’s House”

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Spring Break-Ukiah/Redwood Valley

8X8 oil on canvas Remember that I’m painting about my spring break?  This is stop #2.  After Spending a couple of days in Tahoe at Squaw Valley we went on to Ukiah to visit my family.  I was born and raised in Ukiah (Northern California) and my parents and youngest sister still live there.  UkiahContinue reading “Spring Break-Ukiah/Redwood Valley”

Karly and Cade & Spring Break

12X9 oil on canvas I can tell I’m tired because I can’t remember if I posted the FINAL picture of these two paintings!  I recently got Cade back from being scanned at the art print shop.  Last month I took in a big bunch of paintings to have photographed so I could have some high qualityContinue reading “Karly and Cade & Spring Break”

Lemons

Here’s another huge still life I painted for my sister.  It’s a bowl of lemons.  Last time I was in Ukiah I only had time to sketch out the underpainting in acrylics.  She took it and hung it in her house alongside the huge pears.  Now that I see it hung, I like the waitContinue reading “Lemons”

Little Cuties

I painted this still life of mandarin oranges this morning.  I love the loose, fast, carefree feel to this one.  I was going to paint strawberries but we didn’t have any, so I grabbed a bunch of mandarins and set them up in the early morning light.  Their shadows were getting shorter as the sunContinue reading “Little Cuties”

Flying Nautilus

16X24 oil on canvas I grew up near the coast in Northern California.  As a kid my dad would go abalone diving in Fort Bragg with his friends and I would play around on the cliffs with my sisters.  It’s a wonder we are still alive.  At the end of the abalone diving day weContinue reading “Flying Nautilus”

Still life! Alla Prima Toilet Paper

6X6″ oil on canvas Alla prima seems like such a fancy term to go along with a roll of toilet paper.  But that’s what we have here.  Alla prima is a painting technique used by artists since the beginning of time.  It means wet on wet painting or “first attempt.”  Usually this type of paintingContinue reading “Still life! Alla Prima Toilet Paper”