Wednesday, May 29, 2019

New Paintings .... Greens and Blues





One of the most important things to learn and understand when painting landscapes outdoors is accurately mixing greens & blues.    A hillside covered with brush is one of the hardest images to capture when painting on-site.    The intensity of the sun can trick you into painting the greens (& blues!) more vividly than they are.    The first two paintings below were painted outdoors onsite in one sitting.   I was happy I didn't intensify the saturation beyond reality.   Keeping the greens muted and subtle was a challenge but I accomplished it here.   The last Waterlilly was painted in my studio with controlled lighting so I dove into the intense blues!  These new paintings will be at the OffTrack Gallery in Encinitas just in time for the Reception Saturday, June 1, from 4 until 9. 


Murhpy's Hills
8 x 10

Waterlily I
8 x 10

Waterlily II
16 x 20

Friday, March 22, 2019

Anemone
Oil on Canvas
12 x 16
This week we welcomed spring!    These colorful anemone got me ready for sunshine, blue skies and cut flowers.   I am not surprised to learn these flowers are related to ranunculus which grow so abundantly in Southern California.    Their feather light petals dance!   Are you ready for spring?  These will be heading down to the Off Track Gallery here in Encinitas next week - so take some time to go and see them.   They may just get you dancing.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sunflowers are one of my favorite subjects .... and this painting is a favorite among my Sunflower paintings.   I never tire of their happy faces looking up and saying "Come out and play"!  Hope you enjoy it. 
Oil on Canvas
9 x 12

Friday, January 25, 2019

Off Track Gallery Paintings



I will be showing these paintings at Off Track Gallery in the Encinitas Lumberyard until Wednesday of next week.  By Thursday at least half of them will rotate out to make room for more art.   Stop in and take one home!


La Jolla Cove
16 x 20

Up At the Tower
12 x 16

Grapes & Pomegranates
8 x 10

Pomegranate & Spoon
8 x 10

Off Track Gallery 


Monday, January 7, 2019

LA 'Pit'

This cute pit bull mix was rescued from the streets of LA and now lives in a cool downtown LA loft.   Her name is Lu.  I love the black and white with pink color combination.    This painting will be going to its new home as soon as it dries!


LA 'Pit"
8 x 8
Oil on Canvas

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Copper Kettle Roses

Painting roses is always fun.   Usually I paint them in either glass or silver.   This time the roses are in a copper kettle which creates a wonderful warm glow!

This painting is now on display at the OffTrack Gallery in the Encinitas Lumberyard.   Come by and check it out!
Copper Kettle Roses
Oil on Canvas
9 x 12

Friday, May 11, 2018



The San Dieguito Art Guild is hosting a Mother's Day Art & Garden Tour over the weekend.   These new paintings are packed up for the show and ready to delight our guests.  The florals will make a perfect Mother's Day gift .... flowers that last forever!




Thinking of Van Gogh
16 x 20
Original Oil Painting

Amalia's Roses
11 x 14
Original Oil Painting

Lifeguard Station
8 x 8
Original Oil Painting

Some Like it Hot!
9 x 12
Original Oil Painting

Golden Pear
8 x 10
Original Oil Painting