Monday, February 6, 2017

I Love You This Much!!!! February 7 - February 16

I Love You This Much!!!!


Continuing my theme of "Adore" for 2017, I am honoring my family again this month.  The month of February involves a lot of Love.

Starting on February 7th and through February 16th.... 10 Days of Love... and the Favorite Things that Fiona (February 7th) and my mother (February 16th) love....

Chin-Strap Penguin (Prints and Cards)

"Morning has Broken" (Prints and Cards)

"Big Ben in Black and White" (Note-cards and Prints)

Just my little queen of cuteness at the age of 2...

Storybook Themes!  Always a favorite!


Sunday, September 6, 2015

100 Canvas Challenge Continued

Today I reworked an old Canvas... Revived it, and got out some frustration. I dealt with some PERSONAL things and found this very cathartic.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Canvas #4 of the 30 Day Challenge is also a 10" x 10" Square Canvas, so it also is part of my 100 Canvas Challenge....

"The Last Bloom of Summer"

10" x 10" Oil on Canvas

$100.00

Monday, August 31, 2015

Plein Air Exercise...

These past few days I retreated to a Childhood Camp with my Daughter.

I attended Camp Teresita Pines, in Wrightwood, CA as a child, returned as a Counselor, and to this day maintain some of the best friends, friendships, sisterhood, and so much more with the women I grew up with and their extended families.

I took some time to slow down and breath (laryngitis won) but I just slowed down a bit.

 One of my favorite spots in camp is our chapel. It has been officially categorized as a historic landmark....  The camp was opened in the 20's by the Catholic Daughter's and functioned as an All Girl's Camp through the 1990's.  It has since been purchased and now lovingly run, restored and upgraded by the LIONS.  Lions Camp At TERESITA Pine's!!!

Every morning at camp I wake up to no alarm clock. I allow the Blue Stellar Jays and Woodpeckers to call and wake me up. Day one at 6:05.  This time I took my Canvas Pad and laid out a plan for my oil painting.

I have done various Watercolors, Sketches, and Ink Drawings of this chapel to the point that I could sketch it by memory... I sketch in Plein Air and watch the sun come up as the changes in lighting and shadows are just magical.
I blocked in some of this color while Fiona slept. I sat outside my cabin door and worked from memory...  Then on Sunday morning I returned early to finish...
I will probably add a few minor details, but for the most part it's done.  And this original will remain mine.... I am going to frame it and keep it for me.  Perhaps I will make prints or notecards from the image... But we'll see.   

And... Yes, Fiona and I had a great time!!! 
Fiona practices Archery



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Friday, August 21, 2015

100 Canvas Challenge

"Summer Fruit"

12" x 12" Acrylic Still Life Study
$100.00

A small watermelon, grapes, peaches, Apples and bananas make for a simple and yet complex color palette.  The challenge: do not use green from a tube!


Now available.  Contact me directly to purchase this Canvas, or to see others in the #100CanvasChallenge

Monday, August 17, 2015

100 Canvas Challenge

6" x 6" Oil  


This Canvas #6 of the 100 Canvas Challenge.


A MORNING AT FARMER'S MARKET resulted in this Oil Sketch of the Produce Stand across from me.  It was a very hot morning, 97˚in the shade... and I actually ended up ill with a migraine.

I recovered by hydrating and got other stuff done too, but early to bed and lots of water and a note to self and others... DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!!






Thursday, August 13, 2015

100 Canvas Challenge


Canvas #5 of my 100 canvas challenge is inspired by my friends daughter sitting upon a breakwater wall in Hawaii.  Her windswept hair and pretty glance was so Mermaidish.  I have had the image in my mind how to transform it on to canvas....
Here is the result:
 
"Come and Swim With Me!"
8" x 8" Oil
$100.00

For information about purchasing this painting, or others in my collection, or to commission a painting inspired by your own child or grandchildren, please contact me directly.