Monday, February 28, 2011

Milpas Palms - 5x7

Every time I stop at Trader Joe's this little section of Milpas St. stands out to me.  

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches
Click here to view in my shop
SOLD


Friday, February 25, 2011

Coffee Break - Carpinteria Oil Painting - 6x6

Enjoying a perfect sunny afternoon...

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Click here to view in my shop 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XVI - Original Oil Painting - 6x6

I might be doing a larger version of this one eventually, I really like the colors I got to use.  

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches 
SOLD 



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lunch at Sly's- Carpinteria Oil Painting - 6x6

I guess it's weird that this place has an inside "patio"...I was more interested in the geometrical shapes that this scene contained. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches 
Click here to view in my shop 
SOLD


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Santa Barbara Afternoon - 6x12

Date night,  ice skating, bike ride, afternoon nap, movies, and artichoke snack....I love long weekends! :) 

Oil on cradled panel, 6x12 inches
Click here to view in my shop 
SOLD


Monday, February 21, 2011

Dish and the Spoon - Pear Still Life - 8x10

The last in my pear series....because I ate them all...pears are by far my favorite fruit :)

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches
SOLD


Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Not Participating - Pear Still Life - 6x6

The left pear just looks like it has a bit of an attitude to me....

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Click here to view in my shop
SOLD

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Let's Spoon - Still Life Oil Painting - 6x6

More of these pears today! I love all the colors I got to use in this one. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Click here to view in my shop
SOLD


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two of a Kind - Pear Still Life - 6x6

I went to Costco recently and bought a huge bag of yummy pears, so that's what I'll be painting for a while :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Click here to view in my shop 
SOLD

Monday, February 14, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XV - 6x6

My husbands first response to this painting: "She's not looking, I want to push her in". 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday Sail - Daily Oil Painting - 6x6

I loved the contrast of this bright white sailboat against the deep blue ocean water.  

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Click here to view in my shop
SOLD

Friday, February 11, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XIV - 9x12

One of my favorites in this series. 

Oil on cradled panel, 9x12 inches
SOLD

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XIII - 12x24

 This is the largest in my harbor series so far.  The sky turned out to be the most difficult part of the whole  piece.  It looks like it should be the most simple...and I think that was part of the problem, it was so calm while the actual harbor part was so busy.  I painted it three times before I was finally happy with it...I never do that!
Oil on cradled panel, 12x24 inches
Click here to view in my shop 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Just for me :)

A version of "Lighthouse Hill" by Edward Hopper.  My kitchen had a big empty wall, and since I don't really like hanging up my own artwork (I'm much too critical!) I made this to fill the space.  

Oil on canvas, 14x18 inches

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XII - 12x12

I was determined to finish this in one day, and as a result painted way too late into the night. My whole body ached after! But it was worth it...

Oil on panel, 12x12 inches
Click here to view in my shop 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Santa Claus Lane Beach House - 8x16

I'm so happy with this one,  I almost talked myself out of even starting it, but I'm glad I didn't.  

Oil on deep cradled panel, 8x16 inches
Click here to view in my shop 


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XI - 6x6

Here's another in my SB Harbor Series.  I have so much fun with these :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Work in Progress...

I've been working on a few larger paintings this week, here's a preview of one of them: 


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Plein Air Limited Palette - 5x7

This is something I wanted to experiment with, I felt like I was bringing SO many different tubes of paint when I went out to paint.  So in this one I brought only the very basics (I even gave up my favorite green!) Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White.  

Oil on canvas panel, 5x7 inches
SOLD


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ocean Storm - Original Oil Painting - 18x14

I love the colors in this piece.  I like doing these stormy/cloudy paintings sometimes, I feel like I can be a little more free and abstract them. 

Oil on stretched canvas, 18x24 inches
Click here to view in my shop
SOLD

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sailing in Santa Barbara - Original Oil Painting - 6x6

I love all the sailboats that appear gliding through the water most weekends in Santa Barbara....I don't really want to sail...but I do like looking at them :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD