Thursday, December 30, 2010
Here's to something new, and different, in the year to come! Hope that your 2011, is filled with lots of exciting surprises! Early, best wishes for a very wonderful 2011! May all of your dreams come true!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
It seems like these little tangerines, with stems, and leaves are everywhere. They are so pretty. I love the colors, and shapes, and just had to paint them. There are a million other things that I should be doing, but couldn't resist. Here's to everyone, including me, getting everything done! Happy holidays to all!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
I hope that Thanksgiving was wonderful for everyone. I am very thankful for a special Thanksgiving, and birthday weekend, all at once! After all of this celebrating, I am also very thankful to return to painting. These persimmons were painted early this morning. Awhile ago, Diane White, another talented artist, and blogger friend, from Carol Marine's 2008 class, suggested that I paint some persimmons. Diane, I took your suggestion to heart. These are for you!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Yesterday, we did the final hanging, and touch ups of our exhibit, "Southwest Inspiration". Painting accent walls in the gallery, terra cotta, really helped make the artwork stand out. We are so happy to have the exhibit finally up and ready! Please come by and take a look, or better yet, come by for our reception on the 22nd, 6:30 to 8:30.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Yesterday we spent the day at the gallery getting ready for our exhibit. Brian, my ever supportive husband, painted the accent walls a dark terra cotta color. We did some hanging of new work, after reorganizing the gallery. Today we will do the final hanging on the newly painted walls. Here is the preliminary arrangement of my work laid out on the patio, outside the gallery. By this afternoon these paintings will be up and ready!
Friday, October 8, 2010
This is the last painting of this series. I ended up with twelve of these HWY 25, drive by paintings. They really look much better as a group. I will take a photo after framing, to show the final result. The framing, will be finished tomorrow, the hanging on Sunday! So happy to be done, almost!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Still doing some last minute work for the Southwest exhibit. I would like to replace a few of the paintings, that didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. We are winding down, and looking forward to moving on to something new! Can hardly wait!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Once again, somewhere between Albuquerque, and Santa Fe. I love this this drive. It takes a little more than an hour to go from the the airport in Albuquerque, to Santa Fe. It is wonderful to see the wide open space, and the huge sky. It is peaceful, and calming, compared to the high energy, hustle and bustle of the San Francisco bay area. An immediate feeling of serenity takes over, somewhere along the highway. I think it has to do with going from the most populated state, California, to the least populated, New Mexico. It's all good, both the hustle and bustle, and the peacefulness. What makes it all the more wonderful is the contrast, the best of both worlds!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Another drive by painting, taken from a photo somewhere between Albuquerque, and Santa Fe. I'm still working with these same photos, while trying to prepare for the next exhibit at the Lafayette Gallery. This exhibit will open on Oct. 12, and have a Southwest theme. There will be more to come, all with the southwest as the subject matter, stay tuned! To all, have a very happy weekend!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Our newest exhibit at the Lafayette Gallery, opening this Tues., is titled "Snap". The idea behind the exhibit is to show how snapshots influence artwork. This can be interpreted many ways, for example, snapshots can be used as a reference for a painting, incorporated into a collage, or partially used for color, or texture ideas, and on , and on. Here is my framed work, ready for hanging, along with two snapshots used for inspiration. Please come by to see our new exhibit!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I decided to go back to my last landscape and make some changes. Here is the revised version, which looks a lot like the first version. It's interesting, whenever a painting is finished, I can see things that I wish that I had done differently. The good thing about small paintings, is that it is so easy to just make another one, and that is exactly what I did. Ah, if only the rest of life were so easy!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
After having no time to paint during the past 2 weeks, finally I squeezed in one quick painting of a favorite subject. Here we are back to the comfort zone, with the oranges slices. It feels great to finally have some time to do what I love!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Here is one more of the same area as yesterday's post, actually somewhere between Lake Tahoe and Quincy. This was painted from a photo taken from the passenger seat, while on the highway. Still having fun experimenting with landscapes. At the same time, thinking that I should review, Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting.