Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunset on Tom

This week the sunsets in Encinitas have been spectacular with soft pastel pinks, purples and blue over the ocean.   Another place that can get a wide spectrum of colors is a mountainside at sunrise and sunset.   I painted this small "Sunset on Tom I" from a photo taken near Bishop, CA.
Sunset on Tom I
9 x 12" Oil on Canvas
I was inspired to paint this again - but this time in a large format.   The second painting is three feet by four feet.   It is the largest painting I have attempted and I found it a very different (at times difficult) process.    The smaller painting will be on display at OffTrack Gallery in August and September.   The larger one is too large to fit in my allotted gallery space!   Enjoy the sunsets.

Sunset on Tom II
36 x 48" Oil on Canvas

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Favorite flowers are just that.  Favorite Flowers.  The meaning as unique to each of us as the flower is unique.   Special moments, special places, special people.   Whether it is a daisy, sunflower, peony or that favorite rose it brings that special memory.   I never grow tired of painting flowers because they bring so much to me.   Enjoy today's favorite.

Daisies, Oil on Canvas
9 x 12"
This bunch has traveled to a new home where they will hopefully brighten the day.