Friday, May 25, 2018

Wet Sand - gouache

The texture of this heavy cold press paper adds a lot to this little piece I think...

Gouache on watercolor paper, 3x5

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Summerland Beach experiment

The results of a recent experiment, toned mixed media paper (top) versus white watercolor paper (bottom). 

gouache on gray toned mixed media paper, 5x7

gouache on cold press watercolor paper, 5x7

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tracks on the Bluffs - gouache, 4x6

Happy that the bright colors stayed bright in this one, gouache gets darker as it dries, something I'm not used to while working in oil. 

Gouache on mixed media paper, 4x6

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Clouds over Carpinteria Beach - Gouache

Keeping it expressive with this little beach scene...

Gouache on mixed media paper, 4x6

Monday, May 21, 2018

Palms of Pasadena - Gouache 5x7

Spotted these on our way back from a concert we took the kids to.  I loved the color of the mountains behind these palm trees. 

Gouache on mixed media paper, 5x7

Friday, May 18, 2018

Bird of Paradise - 6x8

Can't believe I've never painted one of these, it was super fun, and my daughter was so happy about the "bird a dice" when she got home from school. 

Oil on panel, 6x8 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Carpinteria Clouds and Palms - 5x7

Part of my recent series of Carpinteria Bluffs paintings, I love the bluffs in the spring. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spring Greens, Carpinteria - 12x12

Every year I fall in love with these first greens of spring.  I had to break out the cadmium green to capture this beautiful shade. 

Oil on panel, 12x12

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Streets of Rome - Gouache

Tried to stay fast and loose with this one, both because my toddler was waking up and because I didn't want to get hung up and all the details that go along with a subject like this. 

I am also trying auctions once again, it's turning out to be pretty complicated on my end, but let me know what you think! 

Gouache on mixed media paper, 5x7

Monday, May 14, 2018

Carpinteria Bluffs Path - 5x7

Thanks again for everyone who came out this weekend! It was a great turnout even though it was cold and cloudy. If you are new to my email list, welcome! I try to post a new painting every other day.  They'll either be available purchase in my etsy shop or this new auction site I'm trying out, but mostly they'll be available for your viewing pleasure right in your inbox :) 

Gouache on watercolor paper, 5x7