Monday, October 12, 2015

View from the Santa Barbara Zoo - 9x12

I always love this view when Lily and I are wandering around the zoo.  Of course lately it's been FAR too hot for that, a never ending heatwave really takes it out of you when you're 7+ months pregnant with no air conditioning. 

Oil on canvas panel, 9x12 inches 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

State Beach Panorama - 6x18

Such a clear day and an almost empty beach, couldn't pass up the opportunity to capture these golden and blue hues. 

Oil on cradled panel, 6x18 inches

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