Monday, April 30, 2012

Powerlines - 6x6

I speed painted this one, I like how fresh the end result feels. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Santa Barbara Harbor, Sailboat Lineup - 9x12

This piece was interesting to paint for several reasons.  The reflections in the water are always a draw for me, but this one also had shadows from the boats on top of the water. I was a little nervous at first, how would I portray this effectively?  But the secret to water is to just paint what you see. 

Oil on panel, 9x12 inches
Available at Divine Inspiration Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Monday, April 23, 2012

Auto Parts - 6x6

This felt like a weird subject to paint, but the light made it irresistible, so I just went with it. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Santa Barbara Palms - 5x7

I've been playing catch up all this week, coming back from vacation is hard!

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Monday, April 16, 2012

Santa Barbara Harbor, Green Shadows - 8x10

It's my last full day here in NYC. I'm editing this post on my iPhone...which is more challenging than I expected. We did an amazing job at seeing the city in the short time we were here, and now I'm exhausted! And sore. We're taking a break now before our most anticipated activity; Newsies on broadway! So excited!

This painting is easy to explain, I painted it solely because of those gorgeous shades of green in the shadowed parts of the water.

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches
Available at Divine Inspiration Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Perfectly Ripe - 6x6

I'm posting this from LAX as I wait for my flight to New York to board! Happy birthday to me! AND what a great way to celebrate my second anniversary of becoming a full time artist :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Avocado and Blue Stripes - 6x6

What a beautiful weekend! Could not have asked for better weather or a more wonderful time at the much anticipated Easter service this weekend.  And I'm only a little burnt from helping the kiddos with their painting project afterwards :) 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

epic Easter service (photo credit Cassie Koval) 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Avocado on Teal - 6x12

I did a few avocado paintings for the new show up at Palm Loft Gallery, here's the first one: 

Oil on linen, 6x12 inches

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Harbor Canoe - 6x6

Another harbor scene for the tennis club...

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
Available at Divine Inspiration Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Monday, April 2, 2012

Midday Harbor - 8x10

This is usually a time of day I avoid painting but lately I've been experimenting with this noon time light.

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches
Available at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, July 2012