Thursday, December 4, 2014

November Beach Day II - 8x10

Another view of yesterday's beautiful beach spot. 

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

November Beach Day - 8x10

Can't beat this view.  Love this empty beach almost as much as my toddler does. 

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches

Monday, December 1, 2014

Santa Barbara Courthouse - 18x24

Finally getting around to posting this piece, it's been a rough couple of weeks around here! Seriously, all I want for Christmas is for all of Lily's canine teeth to come in, 1 down 3 to go. 

Anyway, about the painting.  How could I not paint this? Bright whites? Purpley shadows? Gorgeous palms and red roofs? It's everything I love in one piece. 

Oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

Monday, October 27, 2014

What I've been up to for the past year

Just in case anyone wanted to have a peek at what I've been working on, here it is! It took exactly one year (to the day!) but it's finished! A series of ten commissioned paintings for the Cadence development in Las Vegas. 

It was a challenge, and an incredible learning experience and I'm so thankful for it. It was the perfect project for this season in my life. 

It was like maybe God knew I was going to slack off and stop challenging myself in my painting (what with a newborn and all), so He dropped this in my lap.  

"No slacking, here's something scary that's going to help you grow!" 

and also help pay the bills! 

and also not be so scary after all...

Thanks Lord. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Loon Beach Cliffs - 15x30

People asked me when I was pregnant if I thought the subject of my art would change after I had the baby.  I can confidently say that the things I'm drawn to paint are pretty much the same.  What has changed though is the size! If I'm going to sacrifice sleep to paint then I better paint something substantial! 

Oil on stretched canvas, 15x30 inches

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Loon Beach in Clouds - 16x20

I can't believe I have lived here this long and never ventured to Loon Beach.  Not only was it a quiet spot, but a new location to paint! 

Sometimes I love painting fog at the beach, something about the deep blue of the clouds contrasted with the gold tones of the sand, just perfect. 

Oil on stretched canvas, 16x20 inches, sides painted

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Jellybowl Children - 11x14

Completed commission for a dear collector. And the first painting where my family has made an appearance, that's my baby riding on her daddy's shoulders :) 

Oil on panel, 11x14

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Jellybowl Rock - 18x24

What a perfect perch to stop and watch the waves.  I was drawn to paint this piece because of the dark shadows in the rock, and the purply shadow it was casting on the ground.  Also the deep teal of the ocean waves were just crying to be painted! 

Oil on canvas - 18x24 inches
Available at En Plein Air Gallery, Carpinteria 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Bluffs in Gold - 9x12

Nap fights, tantrums, and FLEAS.  That is what my week has been filled with. Needless to say there's been very little time to paint.  The good news is we got a new vacuum to fight the fleas and I'm ridiculously in love with it. 

I painted this one a few weeks ago and I'm finally getting around to posting it.  I loved the gold tones of the field contrasted with the blueness of the sky.  It was fun to play with these bright colors. 

Oil on canvas panel
9x12 inches

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Maui Sunset - 6x12

Little piece of the hawaii trip we took last year.  Walking around at sunset trying to get Lily to doze off in the ergo :) 

Oil on 1" cradled panel, 6x12 inches