Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Afternoon Walk - 16x16 - And upcoming show!

Here's a shout out for my upcoming show.  It officially opens June 6th (which also happens to be my due date, so we'll see if I actually attend).  It will be at Bella Rosa Gallery in Santa Barbara (1103 State St, right next to The French Press).  The show will run until the end of July, and there will be plenty of work to see! The owner is even being super nice to me and picking up all my work, so I don't have to lug it all down there...carrying things is a bit of a challenge lately :) 

Here's a link with a little more 1st Thursday information. And here's a map of all the galleries that participate, I'm at number 11. 

Oil on panel, 16x16 inches
Available at Bella Rosa Gallery, June-July 2013

In other news we moved into our new home on Saturday! And I'm about 75% unpacked, the only thing slowing me down is that the two bathrooms aren't finished (we don't have sinks yet). But still, not bad progress for 4 days (and 39 weeks pregnant lol). We're loving it here! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Morning in the Park - 5x7

Last auction up for sale today.  I shipped all of my remaining etsy shop orders yesterday, and today my paints got packed up :( It made me sadder than I expected.  I put all my essential painting supplies in a single box marked "studio: open first".  That way I can find it easily when I get the energy to paint again!  Our remodel is almost done, we move in this weekend, which means I won't have to wait much longer to set up the nursery (finally!). 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Where the Grass is Green - 6x6

Got to hang out in a SB park the other morning, love these springtime greens. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sun and Sand - 5x7

Summer seems to have come early this year...

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tree Lined Country Road - 5x7

I loved these tall trees, and the sun was hitting them just perfectly this afternoon...

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

And don't forget to check out my Moving Sale, only a couple days left!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Ocean View - 6x12

More from that awesome sunset walk on the bluffs.  Loved the different shadows in this piece. 

Oil on cradled panel, 6x12 inches

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Etsy Shop and Moving Sale

Hi Friends,
Just wanted to send out a quick note letting you know that my Etsy shop will be put into "vacation mode" next week.  Our move date is set for next weekend which means my studio will be all packed up and I won't have the ability to ship things for a while. How long "a while" is depends on: how fast I can unpack, when exactly baby comes, if our move date changes etc (there's a lot of variables going on here!).
Anyway, my point is that if you've been leaning towards a particular piece or just wanted one last look now's your chance! I've also added a Moving Sale section for special sale items (these usually go pretty fast so be sure to check them out!).

Santa Barbara Courthouse Commission - 8x10 Oil Painting

It's been at least a year since I've done a painting of the courthouse.  This commission was a welcome reminder of one of my favorite buildings, something about all that white is just so fun. 

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunset at the Bluffs - 6x6

I was really sad to not participate in the annual studio tour this weekend, but since most of my studio is packed in boxes waiting for our approaching move date I guess I didn't have much of a choice :) 

I'm really fond of how this little piece turned out.  It was one of those afternoons that was just perfectly warm and sunny, and the purple sunset shadows were just beginning to creep up.

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, May 6, 2013

Afternoon Haze - 5x7

I was trying to keep things light with this piece, attempting to capture that beachy haze that happens late in the afternoon. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Central Coast Trees - 5x7

Busy week! I'm 5 weeks from my due date, and have been spending most of my time this week doing the following: 
  • Prepping freezer meals 
  • Making remodel decisions - oh yeah, we bought a house! 
  • Packing - since we bought a house that also means we're moving! And packing boxes takes a lot more energy when you're 8 months pregnant. 
So postings might be a little sparse for a while, but not completely nonexistent since painting is excellent stress relief for me, and I'm guessing I'll need that in the next few weeks :) 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches