Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Central Coast Mountains - 8x10

I liked the softness of these colors offset by the bright pop of red in the flower field. 

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunset View - 5x7

Sometimes there are certain views that I get inspired by, but the subject matter is...less than normal...for a painting. Like this one, freeway offramp as a thing of beauty? Maybe only to me. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Two Pears - 6x6

An old favorite, pears have such personality!

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tomato Pyramid - 6x6

Kind of a strange composition, but something about it just felt right to me. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, December 10, 2012

Butterfly Beach Commission - 10x10

This is what winter looks like in Santa Barbara, I guess I can't complain. 

Oil on panel, 10x10 inches

Friday, December 7, 2012

Avocado on Stage - 5x7

I'm not sure how this one turned out so dramatic looking! Maybe I was feeling theatrical that day :) 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lazy Pear - 6x6

I wanted to paint this pear standing up, but it seemed set on falling over, so I went with it. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, December 3, 2012

Beep Beep - 6x6

That's the noise I imagine this little bird making, especially when he's claiming this tomato. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Friday, November 30, 2012

Tangerines and a Teabag - 6x6

Been eating a lot of these recently, I just love those bright colors :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Citrus on a Schedule - 6x6

Here's another cute thing from my kitchen. It's terrible at keeping time, but it sure is adorable. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cloud Study - 6x6

The power was out one day so I painted this little cloud study from my studio window.  Now up for auction with a very low starting bid of $10!

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Tomatoes and the Turquoise Plate - 6x6

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm finally getting back into the groove of things, just in time to start the many Christmas commissions on my list. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Measured - 6x6

I've decided that everything cute in my kitchen should make its way into a painting, starting with this little measuring cup. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, November 19, 2012

Three Buddies - 6x6

These will come in handy for the apple pie I have to make later this week :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lemons and Circles - 6x6

I'm selling out of these still lifes faster than I can post them! No complaints here though, I love to paint them. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Don't forget about my Secret Sale

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Polka Dots and Lemons - 6x6

I remembered I had a few of these antique saucers, I can't believe it's taken me so long to include one!

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sweet Baby Girl Tomatoes - 6x6

Tomatoes are really fun to paint, I recommend trying it sometime :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lemon Lime Lemon - 6x6

Sprite or 7up? 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lemons on Purple - 6x6

Wanted to paint some lemons, which later turned out to be very helpful when I got a sore throat.  Hot water with lemon and honey is more soothing than I thought :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Last of the Tomatoes - 6x6

Starting a series of still lifes, just to change things up a bit.  Here's the last of the tomatoes from my plants this year. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Carpinteria Cliffs - 6x12

I played with the surface a little before painting this piece.  I like the feeling of linen (because it's finer than canvas) but it's still a little too porous for my liking.  I prepped this one by applying a pretty thick coat of gesso with a palette knife. I really liked the result, maybe I'll try it with some old canvases I have lying around. 

Oil on stretched linen, 6x12 inches

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bluff Panorama - 4x12

I think I like this one so much that I'm going to have to work this into a larger painting one day...

Oil on mounted linen, 4x12 inches

Friday, November 2, 2012

Afternoon Walk - 6x6

I'm really fond of how this one turned out.  I textured a few of my panels with extra gesso recently, I think it adds a little something extra to the final product.  

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Golden Light - 6x6

Carpinteria sure has an interesting mix of trees around.  I enjoyed how the light was playing on this one. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Avocado and Teal - 6x12

Working on adding a few more still life paintings to my shop, I didn't realized how few I had! 

Oil on stretched linen, 6x12 inches

Monday, October 29, 2012

Overcast View - 4x4

My little warm up one morning, this is the very cloudy view from my studio window. 

Oil on canvas panel, 4x4 inches

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bluffs Sunset - 5x7

I wanted to have another go at this scene, painting on canvas vs. panel makes a world of difference! 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bluffs Path - 8x10

I really love living so close to the bluffs, can there be a better place to take a stroll? 

Oil on cradled panel, 8x10 inches 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Yellow Sky - 5x7

All I wanted to do was paint this gorgeous yellow sky, but all those telephone poles and trees got in the way :) 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn in Carpinteria - 6x12

I'm not usually a fan of fog, but since we had such a beautiful sunny summer these last couple days of clouds and rain are a welcome autumn change :) It's making me feel like we actually have seasons! It also makes me want to eat candy corn...

Oil on stretched linen, 6x12 inches

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Early Morning Carpinteria - 5x7

Something about early mornings in Carp just make me happy.  Now if only I was more disciplined to wake up and enjoy them every day. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Monday, October 15, 2012

Show Opening this Thursday

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Bluff Power Lines - 12x12

I wanted to play with these fantastic sunset colors, especially the oranges in those trees. 

Oil on stretched canvas, 12x12 inches

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Summertime - 6x12

Even though it's October summer seems to still be in full swing around here. 

Oil on linen panel, 6x12 inches

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Night in Florence - 5x7

I've been waiting all day to post this! Our power has been out since early this morning, and everything on my do to list today required electricity, so happy it's back on!

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Monday, October 8, 2012

When in Rome - 5x7

I'm particularly fond of how this piece turned out.  Late afternoon sun on pavement is always fun to paint. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Avocado on Purple - 6x6

Day 2 of Avo Fest! Crazy how our little town comes alive. Also kind of ironic that I need an avocado for dinner tonight and I'm somehow without one!

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Friday, October 5, 2012

Avocado Halves - 8x8

Happy Avo Fest everyone! 

Oil on cradled panel, 8x8 inches

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Along the Arno - 5x7

Had to stand in the middle of a pretty busy street to grab this shot, but it was worth it.  The sun was perfect, I couldn't pass it up. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Florence Lights - 6x6

Wouldn't it have been nice if this was actually how this scene looked, but I think I edited about 300 people out of it.  Florence seems to be the Disneyland of Italy :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Florence at Dusk - 6x12

I think I must have drove Zach nuts stopping to photograph every pretty much every alleyway we passed.  I couldn't help it :) 

Oil on 2" cradled panel, 6x12 inches

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ponte Vecchio Path - 5x7

Time for some views of Italy! I loved how the night was filled with orange and blues. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Friday, September 28, 2012

Carpinteria Baptist Church - 6x6

The final in my little nocturne series, and by far my favorite. Looking forward to the upcoming alumni invitational show at Westmont in a few weeks. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
On display at the Westmont Museum of Art, October 18 - November 17, 2012)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Streetlight - 6x6

The headlights and reflections off the vehicles is what drew me to paint this scene, had fun with that curb too.  

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, September 24, 2012

Forgetting Tree Cover

So this is new and exciting, I'm on a book cover! I wish we still had a bookstore around so I could go look at it, but sadly they all have closed.  Easiest job I've ever had, I would not complain at all about doing more of these :) 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Carpinteria Baptist, Front - 6x6

More nocturne-ing today, it's interesting to try to paint these warm and cool lights that are sometimes right next to each other.  

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Nightlight - 5x7

Pretty fond of this one, I think it looks better in person.  Something about these nocturnes make them very difficult to photograph. 

Also, we're currently at war with an evil colony of ants at our place...so if anyone has amazing tips to get rid of them please share! 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Friday, September 14, 2012

Law Firm Nocturne - 5x7

Starting a series of nocturnes, round 2 for me. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches