Thursday, June 26, 2014


"Blue Bowl"
5x7  Oil on Panel

Had so much fun with this color palette.  Kind of fitting since 
the 4th of July is just around the corner.  

Monday, June 16, 2014

Who Needs Sunshine

"Morning Mist"
12x6  Oil on Paper

I seem to be drawn to water, no matter which coast, rain or shine.  Give me a view of the water & I'm good to go.  Hoping to get lots of painting done this week & hope to share some news by weeks' end. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pedal On

"Pedal On"
6x8 Oil on Paper
"Mornings on Green" series continues.  I love my corner coffee shop.  It's so much fun to watch as people start their mornings.  Some are in a hurry, on their cells, grabbing a cup of coffee with wrangling their kids while others seem to take their mornings a bit more leisurely.  I just have the privilege of being an observant bystander.  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

On Break

"Taking a Break"
3x8  Oil on Paper
Another of my oil sketches from my "Mornings on Green Street" series.  There is an Italian restaurant across from the cafe and these chefs stepped out for a bit of fresh air.  The light hit their crisp white uniforms & I couldn't resist painting them.  Went back today but they didn't come out.  Instead I sat there and inhaled the wonderful smell of garlic bread.  Such is the hard life of an artist.  No worries, I'll be back waiting to capture their next break.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mornings on Green Street

"Morning Deliveries"
5x5  Oil on Paper
I'm taking my drawing & oil painting classes to my neighborhood to observe the mornings on Green Street.  We can sit quietly and people watch. Observe the changing light, the colors that come to life as the light hits them and watch them quickly fade as the sun passes. Capture people going about their day lives, hear the sounds as the morning begins & soak it all in. Doing painting series is usually hard for me because I lose interest quickly but I already have 5 paintings to share just from Tuesday's class. More of "Mornings on Green Street" to follow. Click here to see my latest Art Tips post about Observation.