Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Carpinteria Studio Tour Announcement!

Good news everyone! 

The Carpinteria Valley Artists Studio Tour is coming up and I'm a part of it! As always the tour is Mother's Day weekend (May 10&11) and this new mom would be so excited if you stopped by for a peek in my studio.  

Let's see, there will be snacks, a free gift, a cute baby, and oh yeah paintings for sale at studio prices! I'll be participating both days from 10-5, hope to see you there! 

Here's a map with all the information and participating artists. 

"Grey Skies Over Carpinteria" 
Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Available for purchase during the tour

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lemons on Teal - 5x7

Lemons are a favorite subject of mine.  I love how simple they are, I love yellow, and I love to use them afterwards...win win win. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Monday, March 31, 2014

Beach Clouds, Carpinteria - 9x12

We've been having absolutely gorgeous clouds lately, I love it! 

My favorite part of this one is the light yellow/orange color shining through and against the clouds. 

Oil on canvas panel, 9x12 inches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

When The Rains Came - 8x10

Hooray! It rained! I was ridiculously excited about this storm.  I knew I would get some fun cloudy beach shots, and my weather app kept teasing me with thunderstorm warnings.   

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Avocado Halves - 6x6

We planted avocado trees in our backyard (smart!)....but they have yet to produce an avocado that ripens instead of just shrivels and rots (sad).  So, this one's from the farmers market. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pears in a Row - 6x6

More pears today! 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tiny Pears - 4x4

There's been an abundance of pears at Trader Joe's every week....so I've been eating a lot of them, but managed to paint a couple before I devoured them. 

Oil on panel, 4x4 inches

Monday, January 27, 2014

Arlington at Sunset - 12x12

I got all paint-angsty (that's totally a thing) last week, and so I painted this...as fast as I could (baby naps aren't too long).  I fully expected it to be a disaster, but I actually love it! 

Oil on panel, 12x12 inches

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cabrillo Palms - 9x12

I've had this painting sitting around for at least 2 months now, forgotten on the drying shelf.  I wanted to paint something fun and bright and this fit the bill. 

Oil on canvas panel, 9x12 inches

I've been getting the itch to paint recently, actually it's more of an ache.  I'll be out and see something that inspires me and my insides hurt because I can't paint it right that moment.  I've been working on a commission the last few months that will be taking all my creative/free time up until at least March.  So I'm painting, but it's a different kind of painting. 

And here's a little peek at where all my energy is going....

Lillian Marie, 6 months old
 How could I possibly complain about sacrificing my painting time for this little one :) She's totally worth it. And one day, she'll sleep through the night (it will happen), and while she is is sleeping, her momma will paint.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

View from Stearns Wharf - 6x6

Took the little one for a walk on Stearns Wharf, loved how the sun was hitting the sea cliffs and all the charming white sailboats that were out :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches