Monday, August 31, 2015

Clouds Over Carpinteria - 8x10

The beaches have been crowded here thanks to the very warm weather, but it's still nearly empty when Lily and I go at 9 am...which also happens to be when the colors seem to be the clearest. 

Oil on gessobord panel, 8x10 inches

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Two Lemons and a Lime - 5x7

Some simple citrus fruits for today...

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Friday, July 31, 2015

Avocado on Lilac - 8x8

Our avocado trees have started making edible avocados! Best thing ever!

Oil on panel, 8x8 inches

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pear Half - 6x6

A very simple still life.  I'm not really one for white frames but I think this would look great in white. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, June 29, 2015

Leadbetter Beach - 18x24

We've been working the last month or so on moving my studio.  New spaces always take some getting used to.  This is one of the last pieces painted in my old place. 

Oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Three Cantaloupe Slices - 6x6

A companion piece to my last painting...

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cantaloupe Slice - 5x7

I cut open this cantaloupe and thought "what a great orange color, I can't believe I've never painted one of these" so I gave it a go. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Butterfly Beach - 12x12

So we finally got my new computer up and running (why is that such a painful process??) and I'm trying to calibrate the monitor and it's making me question everything! Showing my paintings accurately via the web is complicated because they'll look a little (or a LOT) different for everyone, yikes, it just makes me sad! I guess this is just the type of thing that will always look better in person. 

Here's the new one for today, one of my favorite beaches:

Oil on cradled panel, 3/4" sides

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Groovy Red Pepper - 5x7

I discovered that my toddler will eat red peppers! Well, only if she gets to dip them in hummus... but it still gave me the opportunity to capture these curvy red pepper shapes, which were surprisingly fun to paint!

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Monday, May 18, 2015

Beach With The Berm Up - 8x10

I painted this one a while ago, while the berm was still up at our beach.  They build one every winter to protect the beachfront properties (I think) and it becomes the kids favorite part of the beach.  I think Lily really misses her sand "slide".    

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches