Sunday Surprise

Sunday Surprise

"GOING PLACES", acrylic gem on paper. Spent all day working on a painting for my New York exhibit. I was putting the skyline in, Empire State Building and all. Well, I didn't work all day on it...had to watch the 49'ers WIN 41-17!

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Scenic Saturday

Scenic Saturday

This painting is "So Sonoma" - it's titled "SCENT OF LAVENDER", acrylic gem on paper. I lived in Sonoma County for 30 years. I remember the Matanzas Creek Winery was famous for their lavender gardens. Sometimes it's good just to take a drive and when we come back to...

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

"PATIO PARTY", acrylic gem (6"x 6") on paper. I'm thankful for the amazing weather on the Central Coast. When I first moved down here, I missed the rain terribly … still do sometimes. But you can't beat the cool ocean breeze and the Patio Party with my brother BBQ-ing...

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Wine Wednesday

Wine Wednesday

This painting of my studio kitty will be published in the Santa Maria Times this week. The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society is having a contest to see which cat and which dog will get the most $1 votes. "Tiny", aka as Wednesday, could be on the Pinot Noir label for...

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Tempo Tuesday

Tempo Tuesday

"New York, New York" debuted at ARTexpo, New York but SOLD at ART San Diego. No worries though, I have it available in giclee prints. Funny story...the man who bought the original was from the East Coast but now is a radio DJ in San Diego. He grew up with a family of...

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Music Monday

Music Monday

One of my studio shirts says, "KEEP CALM and Listen to the Dave Matthews Band". I just love the way Dave pulls words from his mindscape into a visual narrative. Many songs and lyrics inspire my work. "Go Back to Being Friends", acrylic gem (6"x 6"), has emotion and...

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Sunday Surprise

Sunday Surprise

Scenic Saturday was "Sky Lights" so today had to be "Night Lights". This acrylic gem (6"x 6") changed many times, meaning many decisions, before it reached this point. The sky in "Sky Lights" changed 3 times and this moon changed size over and over again. But I'm...

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Scenic Saturday

Scenic Saturday

The "Marine Layer" is in this morning and I just LOVE it. The FOG in the morning reminds me of where I use to live, Healdsburg, CA. It will clear and then the vineyards will sparkle and the sunset will be painted to amaze. This acrylic gem is titled "Sky Lights". Look...

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful for my amazing family and my faith. This is a special little painting...it's titled "Flowers for Donna". A long time ago, an artist friend gave me a bouquet of white flowers. There were carnations, roses, tulips, chrysanthemums, lilies...it was so...

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