Monday, July 19, 2010

Little House By The Sea

this just won an Honorable Mention at the Santa Cruz Plein Air festival.

I will be away until August 11th in a place without good internet access. Whoa! Lots of time for painting!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Molly Dog II

Looks like I am the demo queen and my demo subject is the dog! I did this one at the Santa Cruz "Plein Aire Affaire" last Saturday.


The Old Gate Post

The Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters went out to Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley but since I was late, I couldn't find anyone (How was I to know that you had to follow the road that said "PRIVATE ROAD!"?? ) so I painted this cool gatepost with the matilja poppies and the Santa Lucia Mountains in the background. Sometimes bad luck is good luck! (not such good luck with the photo, however. grr)


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Grazing at the Circle P Ranch

More fog in Watsonville this time but an agreeable horse that posed for several minutes in this golden field!


Friday, July 9, 2010

tick tick

This is another picture taken with my phone. Just wait till the plein air festival is over and I promise that I will take some good pix with my camera! ....and upload them to the computer!

Point Lobos Fog

Another foggy day in 'sunny california'! The minute I finished this, packed up, and started hiking back to the car, the sun came out, the water turned sapphire blue, the...well, you get the drift. Rats


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Overlooking The Mustard Field

This week I am painting for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's " Plein Air Affaire." We brought in some "dry paintings" and now we are doing some paintings outdoors on stamped canvasses ("wet paintings.") As we are in the midst of California's "June Gloom" this is a challenge. Fortunately, this field of mustard flowers provided all the sunshine anyone could want!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Molly Dog

So last Friday I had to do a demonstration at Gallery North as part of Carmel-by-the-Sea's First Friday. I decided that painting my dog would be fun because although I have painted lots of dogs, I had never painted her. Well, you can't have your dog feeling left out, can you? She looks pretty cheerful here, don't you think?


Sunday, July 4, 2010


A foggy morning at the lagoon in Carmel. This is looking East and usually the sun is in your eyes and it is hard to paint. Today, the hills are invisible in the fog and certainly no sun is getting in anyones eyes but the scene is beautiful anyway...

9x12 oil