Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blue and Yellow Umbrellas - 5x7

This one looks better in person, for some reason my usual "perfect" spot for photographing is not working for me anymore. 
Oil on panel, 5x7 inches
SOLD 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shoreline Beach Cafe - Original Oil Painting - 12x12

Blue skies and white buildings always make me want to paint...

Oil on panel, 12x12 inches
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Goleta Tower - Original Oil Painting - 12x12

I really liked how this one turned out, which I never thought would happen, considering I was angry at it from the moment I started it.  It was supposed to be a fun experiment, I don't know why it annoyed me so much.  I gave this piece a bright cadmium scarlet base, so that little spots of red could show throw and add some warmth to an otherwise cool painting.  I didn't realize that underpaintings on canvas take much longer to dry than they do on panel....I guess that's what was really annoying, I didn't want to be patient. 

Oil on stretched canvas
Sides painted
SOLD

In other news,  I've decided that the upcoming Artist's Studio Tour will also be a Studio Cleanup Sale for me :) I'll have special prices on a few of my paintings, because my studio is getting full....and I don't want to move to the garage! 


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Our Town IV - Original Oil Painting - 8x10

Continuing the series, I'm really happy with this one, I'm glad I live in such a colorful place :)  

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches
Sold


Monday, April 25, 2011

Avocado Spots - 6x6

It's beautiful and sunny this morning, and I had a great Easter weekend :) My family came over to our place for Easter dinner, it was my first time hosting and I finally got to use all the great serving dishes we got as wedding gifts!


Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Stearns Wharf Fish & Chips - Original Oil Painting - 12x12

I did a smaller version of this a while ago, this time it seemed much less daunting :) 


Oil on panel, 12x12 inches
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Prussian Blue Storm - Original Oil Painting - 6x6

I thought I'd have another go at this scene, I think I'm much happier with this version. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Carpinteria Beach House - 18x36

Here's the large painting I was working on last week!  I thought it was going to be such a pain to photograph, but it wasn't too bad.  I'm really happy with how it turned out,  and I'm glad I finished it in time for the studio tour!

Oil on 3/4" cradled panel, 18x36 inches
$2,590
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XXI - Original Oil Painting by Sharon Schock -6x6

Absolutely gorgeous weather here this weekend! My husband and I spent all day at the beach yesterday, I can't remember the last time it was this warm. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches 
Sold


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our Town III - Original Oil Painting - 9x12

I made lots of progress on my huge painting yesterday, I think I'll be able to finish it today.  The painting below is my new favorite from my "Our Town" series.  I'm trying to decide on what type of painting I should do for the "Carp-A-Cabana" posters this year.  I'm having a little trouble deciding...

Oil on panel, 9x12 inches
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SOLD 


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Leadbetter Beach - Original Oil Painting - 8x10

My birthday gift to myself was spending yesterday afternoon spring cleaning my studio, everything's so organized now! Almost ready for the upcoming studio tour.  I'm starting a huge painting today, it barely fits on my easel, wish me luck :) 

Oil on cradled panel, 8x10 inches
SOLD

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XX - 6x6

I get to eat cake for breakfast this morning, which means two things: 1. It's my birthday! and 2. I've been working as a full time artist for a year :) 
It's fun to look back at the paintings I did a year ago, I think I've made some good progress.  Hopefully by next year they'll be even better. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Yellow Beach House - Carpinteria Oil Painting - 5x7

I'm really happy with this one, this yellow house has been on my "to paint" list for a while, but I only just found a suitable composition for it. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches
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SOLD

Friday, April 8, 2011

Three Seagulls - 6x6

My favorite part of this one is the beak of the middle bird...

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
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SOLD



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Linden Palms - Plein Air Oil Painting - 5x7

This was my little First Friday painting.  I don't know if I'd call it a demo, since I was tucked in a corner where know one could see me :) It's probably one of my favorite plein air paintings though. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches
SOLD

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XIX - Original Oil Painting - 12x12

My blog was a little broken yesterday... so huge apologies to those who clicked on my links and got super annoying pop up ads instead.  I think I've fixed it now.  So hopefully you can actually see the painting below :) Another big one for my harbor series. 

Oil on panel, 12x12 inches
Available at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, July 2012


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Signs of Summer - 6x12

I did a version of this scene a long time ago, I'm SO much happier with this one. 

Oil on cradled panel, 6x12 inches
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SOLD

Monday, April 4, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Salt Marsh Sunrise - 12x24

Most of the time I hate painting on canvas, but for certain subjects I prefer it, I don't know what it is! 

Oil on stretched canvas, 12x24 inches
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