Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cabrillo Drive II - 9x12

I did a smaller version of this scene a while ago, I liked the colors so much that I knew I would eventually need to do a larger one.  Here it is:

Oil on panel, 9x12 inches
Available at the Palm Loft Gallery, Sept 2011 - Oct 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sunset Walk - 6x6

Well I spent A LONG time yesterday putting frames together, wiring, hammering, attaching the 6 screws per frame... I wish I could find the drill... that would be helpful, and I'm still not done.  My hands and arms are killing me! I wish I could hire a minion to do all my framing for me :) 

Good news is I've finally finished enough paintings for the upcoming shows, so now I can actually sell some again!  This one will be my very first auction piece, on the new painting site I just joined.  I've set the start price pretty low so check it out! 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Morning Shadows II - 10x20

I liked the smaller version of this scene so much I knew I had to paint a larger one as well.  Something about early morning sunlight is so invigorating, I think it's my favorite time of day. 

Oil on 2" cradled panel, 10x20 inches
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Park by the Water - 5x7

I was attracted to this scene because of it's contrasts.  I was very excited about painting the guy on the left, that spot of light on his shoulder was the best part. 

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

Look it's me in the newspaper! What a fun Sunday...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ocean View - 5x7

I love how windows shine like this when the sun starts setting...

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches
SOLD

Friday, June 24, 2011

Googie Liquor - 5x7

Not the most exciting example of Googie architecture, but I still like it! 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches
SOLD


In other news, my SB News Press article is scheduled for this Sunday (6/26), check it out if you're in town :) 



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Beach Houses, Sunset - 6x12

This turned out better than expected it to! I love when that happens.  

I'm a little frustrated at all this gloom we've been having.  I love to paint things either at dawn or at dusk...and it's cloudy at both those times! The sun comes out (a little) from 3:00-4:30... that doesn't really help me.  Maybe today will be better. 

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sly's Sunset - 8x10

I was walking down Linden one evening and the sun was finally hitting this building just perfectly, it's such a fun yellow color, I've been waiting to paint it for a while.  

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches
SOLD

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Lineup - 8x10

I painted this one just because it made me happy.  And I have to say, it looks way cuter in person.  I love avocado green and this turquoise-y blue together, I almost want to keep it but I don't know where I would hang it. 


Oil on cradled panel, 8x10 inches
Click here to view in my shop 

Monday, June 20, 2011

That Bluff Tree - 6x6

My interview for the SB News Press is today,  I think it might be a challenge since I'm not really great at explaining my art....which is why my posts are always so short, I don't think it needs much explanation! like today's painting, this is a tree, I liked it's shape so I painted it :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Sold


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Beach House Front - 6x6

Here's this beach house again, a different point of view this time.  This one's always fun to paint.  

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Available at Red Door Gallery, July 2011


Friday, June 17, 2011

Lifeguard Tower - 6x6

Oh man has it been gloomy here lately! June is definitely living up to it's reputation.  Luckily I've hoarded lots of reference photos of sunnier times for weeks like this, I guess I'm like a squirrel, or an ant....anything as long as it keeps me from having to paint gray things. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Curvy Pepper - 6x6

This pepper had so many fun curves it was just asking me to paint it.  Sometimes making dinner turns into a much longer process...

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ventura Harbor - 6x6

Photos went great this morning, at least I feel like they did.  I hope my headshot isn't too dorky :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Sold


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Santa Barbara Harbor XXII - 6x6

Tomorrow will be a busy day...and today will be busy while I prepare for it.  The Santa Barbara News Press is doing a story on me (yay!), and they're sending out a photographer to get some pictures before the interview.  And by some, I mean a lot, they want to include photos of 24 of my paintings, this makes me nervous and excited.  I'll let you know how it goes. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD


Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunset from Island Brew - 9x12

Back from our trip to Arizona, yes there will be cactus painting in the near future. 

But for now, just another Carpinteria sunset: 

Oil on panel, 9x12 inches
Sold

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Spot III - 6x12

I really want one of my paintings of this place at the Red Door Gallery next month.  The problem is you guys buy them too quickly! Which of course I'm thankful for, but I'm still going to hoard this one away and mark it "exclusively available at the Red Door Gallery", so if you want it you have to go visit my show :) 

Oil on deep cradled panel, 6x12 inches
SOLD

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tangerines Plain and Simple - 6x6

I decided I should add a few still life's for my upcoming show.  I love when they're bright and simple, it makes them fun to paint, and fun to look at (at least I think so).  

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just Not Into Me - 6x6

This guy didn't seem to care how many Pringles I had, he was playing hard to get. 


Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD

Monday, June 6, 2011

Beach Day - 6x6

I painted this one just because I liked this little girl's tutu bathing suit (it also had glitter).  Swimsuits were so much more fun as a child :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches 
SOLD


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sunbathing - 5x7

What a perfect way to spend Memorial Day, I know that's what I was doing :) That and swimming in the unbelievably cold ocean water, which was worth it since it somehow defrizzed my hair for a full three days afterwards. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches
SOLD

Friday, June 3, 2011

Worker Bee Cafe - 6x6

My computer hates me today! 

Here's a part of Linden Ave. that I haven't painted yet, which is surprising because it's my favorite part.  The shops are so colorful at this end. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Beach Mornings - 6x12

Another beach sunrise, I love the colors on this building...

Oil on 2" cradled panel, 6x12 inches
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sunset Colors - 6x6

I absolutely love this time of day, when everything gets all golden, it adds beauty to things that I wouldn't have noticed before. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
SOLD