Monday, April 27, 2009

Little Blue Boat

Not a still life this time, but a cool small boat painted from Wharf #2 in Monterey, California just down the road from Carmel. Monterey is a proper fishing town (not just a tourist spot) and there are lots of great working boats to see and paint!



Saturday, April 25, 2009

M&Ms Visit the Big Apple

Love those m&ms and the fabric with spots!
I got a big box of panels today and was so excited but...they were 6x8 and not 6x6! So...this painting is on an 8x8 gallery wrap.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Loafing Around

As you can see from these last paintings, I have run out of 6x6 Raymar panels and am using 6x8s. A big shipment should be arriving shortly. Meanwhile, here is this nice big roll (or small loaf) from Il Fornaio cut with a really old French picnic knife with an easily sharpened but not easily polished carbon steel blade!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Whoa! It has been ages since I have uploaded a painting! I guess I have just been painting outside all day and have been goofing off at night! Here is one of my favorite flowers. It loves cool spring weather and is great in salad as well as in paintings!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

What A Bunch!

You can tell that Spring is really here when the asparagus appears in the Farmers Market! I just had to paint these before we cooked them up for supper! Yum Yum.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Three Graces

Love painting these little tangerines! So jolly and so good!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Mr Bird & The Daisies

Sometimes I think that the hardest thing about these paintings is getting a decent photograph. This one has those speckles that indicate that there was glare somewhere. It is also out of focus but you should have seen the other 13. With overhead fluorescents, an old halogen torchere, 2 windows and the open garage door...gosh, where would that light be coming from?


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Demitasse & Kumquats II

I just had to paint another version of Demitasse & Kumquats before these fruits bit the dust! You can tell that they are not as shiny as they were originally!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's A Daisy

Spring is here!


Spring at the Lagoon

A beautiful, somewhat hazy day at Carmel Lagoon! Kids everywhere, flying kites and splashing around in the lagoon while out in the ocean on the other side of the sandbar, the waves were crashing on the shore and out on Point Lobos! A great day to be painting!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Play Time

One of the features of missing a week of painting is that it takes forever to get back in shape! This is my not back-in-shape painting for Sunday.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Make A Wish

Remember making a wish and pulling on the wishbone? Hope your wish comes true!