Sunday, May 22, 2016

Anacapa Lighthouse - 12x16

Another one from my last show.  This one had been on my "to paint" list for a long long time.  It took a while to decide just how I wanted it to be, particularly that tricky cliffside.  But I'm really happy with the results. 

Oil on gessobord, 12x16 inches

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bluffs in Blue and Gold - 18x24

Kids are miraculously napping at the same time, giving me time time for a quick post.  This was one of my favorites from my last show, glad to finally share it with you now! It's also one of Lily's favorite spots to explore with her daddy. 

Oil on stretched canvas, 18x24 inches
Available in my etsy shop

Monday, April 18, 2016

Clouds over Rincon - 12x16

Locals will recognize this view...

Oil on stretched canvas, 12x16 inches

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cabrillo Sunrise - 5x7

Having an early rising toddler means that you can get to Santa Barbara even before the sun comes up. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Gray Carpinteria - 8x10

I love how the beach and the ocean always seem to be changing, the sky too! I feel like I could paint them forever. 

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Three Pears - 11x14

The bright colors of fruits are always so fun to paint.  If you haven't tried it you should! I start by marking in the shadow areas, working towards the brightest ones.  It's fun to look for unique shapes created by the curves. 

Oil on gessobord panel, 11x14

Friday, April 8, 2016

Waves and Clouds - 16x20

Still on maternity leave over here. Our new little dude is awake pretty much all the time, which means there's no time for me to paint.  But I still have a dozen or so new paintings that I finished before he was born.  So for the next couple weeks I'll be sharing those with you! And they'll be available to purchase in my Etsy shop too! 

Oil on canvas, 16x20 inches

Monday, December 7, 2015

Palms on Cabrillo - 18x24 - and upcoming show!

For those of you who are local, I have a show going up this Sunday (Dec 13).  I will have pretty much every one of my available paintings displayed, and I've been painting like crazy to get them ready (and enlisting a very helpful husband to assist in all the framing!).  

The show will be up at Zookers, 5404 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013, from December 13th through February 13th. 

Oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

And now even more exciting news, look who decided to show up a week before his due date? 

Presenting Ethan Zachary Schock,
born peacefully at home (attended by midwives) November 30th, 10:02 pm
7 pounds 6 ounces, 20 inches

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Santa Barbara Courthouse - 8x10

A commissioned piece of the Santa Barbara Courthouse.  I'm very pleased with how this one turned out.  It was a view that I had been wanting to paint for a while.  Always nice when there's a commission to give you a nudge! 

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches

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