Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Setting Sun

"Setting Sun"
8x12 Oil on Paper

I've been wanting to try out the Arches Oil Paper for a while and have to say I love it.  It's always fun trying out new products, techniques, etc.  Good to stretch my brain and be surprised.  Also spent the afternoon with my bestie, Julie Hill (a watercolorist) as she is trying her hand at oils.  Always fun to spend an afternoon with another artist.  All in all, a good day.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hazy Afternoon

"Hazy Afternoon"
6x4 Oil on Linen Panel
Another beautiful view.  Coming from NC where I didn't enjoy painting our mountains, I've found an appreciation for the San Gabriel Mountains.  I see them out my front window and watch the sun as it sets across them.  Their colors range from gold to purple.  Can't be bored with that.  My last painting (see here) also had a view of the mountains, so don't be surprised to see them "slip" into a few more paintings.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Paint Starting to Fly - SOLD!!

"Streaming Light, La Canada"  SOLD
7x5  Oil on Linen Panel
$75 + shipping

Exactly 2 months ago today I arrived in California.  It has taken me a little while to settle down at the easel.  I've spent this time acclimating to my new home and all the different colors & scenes that are before me.  I've always taught my students to spend time looking at their subject before blindly diving into their painting. I'm glad I took my own advise.  So excited to see what direction my art will take over the next few years.

Other News 

One Day Oil Painting Workshop
"Learning to Simplify Your Subject"

March 5th, Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre
click here for details