Monday, December 7, 2015

Palms on Cabrillo - 18x24 - and upcoming show!

For those of you who are local, I have a show going up this Sunday (Dec 13).  I will have pretty much every one of my available paintings displayed, and I've been painting like crazy to get them ready (and enlisting a very helpful husband to assist in all the framing!).  

The show will be up at Zookers, 5404 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013, from December 13th through February 13th. 

Oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

And now even more exciting news, look who decided to show up a week before his due date? 

Presenting Ethan Zachary Schock,
born peacefully at home (attended by midwives) November 30th, 10:02 pm
7 pounds 6 ounces, 20 inches

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Santa Barbara Courthouse - 8x10

A commissioned piece of the Santa Barbara Courthouse.  I'm very pleased with how this one turned out.  It was a view that I had been wanting to paint for a while.  Always nice when there's a commission to give you a nudge! 

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches

Monday, October 12, 2015

View from the Santa Barbara Zoo - 9x12

I always love this view when Lily and I are wandering around the zoo.  Of course lately it's been FAR too hot for that, a never ending heatwave really takes it out of you when you're 7+ months pregnant with no air conditioning. 

Oil on canvas panel, 9x12 inches 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

State Beach Panorama - 6x18

Such a clear day and an almost empty beach, couldn't pass up the opportunity to capture these golden and blue hues. 

Oil on cradled panel, 6x18 inches

Monday, August 31, 2015

Clouds Over Carpinteria - 8x10

The beaches have been crowded here thanks to the very warm weather, but it's still nearly empty when Lily and I go at 9 am...which also happens to be when the colors seem to be the clearest. 

Oil on gessobord panel, 8x10 inches

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Two Lemons and a Lime - 5x7

Some simple citrus fruits for today...

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Friday, July 31, 2015

Avocado on Lilac - 8x8

Our avocado trees have started making edible avocados! Best thing ever!

Oil on panel, 8x8 inches

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pear Half - 6x6

A very simple still life.  I'm not really one for white frames but I think this would look great in white. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, June 29, 2015

Leadbetter Beach - 18x24

We've been working the last month or so on moving my studio.  New spaces always take some getting used to.  This is one of the last pieces painted in my old place. 

Oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Three Cantaloupe Slices - 6x6

A companion piece to my last painting...

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cantaloupe Slice - 5x7

I cut open this cantaloupe and thought "what a great orange color, I can't believe I've never painted one of these" so I gave it a go. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Butterfly Beach - 12x12

So we finally got my new computer up and running (why is that such a painful process??) and I'm trying to calibrate the monitor and it's making me question everything! Showing my paintings accurately via the web is complicated because they'll look a little (or a LOT) different for everyone, yikes, it just makes me sad! I guess this is just the type of thing that will always look better in person. 

Here's the new one for today, one of my favorite beaches:

Oil on cradled panel, 3/4" sides

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Groovy Red Pepper - 5x7

I discovered that my toddler will eat red peppers! Well, only if she gets to dip them in hummus... but it still gave me the opportunity to capture these curvy red pepper shapes, which were surprisingly fun to paint!

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Monday, May 18, 2015

Beach With The Berm Up - 8x10

I painted this one a while ago, while the berm was still up at our beach.  They build one every winter to protect the beachfront properties (I think) and it becomes the kids favorite part of the beach.  I think Lily really misses her sand "slide".    

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches

Monday, May 11, 2015

Three Mandarins - 6x6

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the studio tour this weekend! I think this may have been my most successful year.  Which is certainly encouraging considering the limited amount of time I get to paint these days! 

Today's painting features some of these bright little oranges that me and Lily have been devouring lately.  I just love the bright orange color next to the blue of their shadows. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fog at Loon Beach - 6x12

Another sneek peek! 

Oil on canvas panel, 6x12 inches

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Spot, Late Afternoon - 12x16 - And upcoming studio tour!!

Here's a sneak peek at one of the new pieces I'll have available at next weekends studio tour.  Come by and see me May 9th, 10:00-5:00 for this and lots more!

Oil on cradled panel, 12x16 inches

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Empty Beach - 6x12

Starting to get things prepped for the annual Artists Studio Tour! I can't believe it's already that time again. So mark your calendars for May 9th, I'm only doing one day this year instead of all weekend. So come see me! I'm hoarding up some new work as well as offering great studio prices on other pieces. You can find maps and information here

Oil on 3/4" cradled panel, 6x12 inches

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Summerland Beach Cliffs - 6x12

Couldn't resist these gold and blue tones, and that single perfect blue umbrella :) 

Oil on panel, 6x12 inches

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The View From Here - 9x12

The view of the beach a couple weeks ago, the weather was gorgeous, but the beach was empty! 

Oil on panel, 9x12 inches

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Eucalyptus Fog - 5x7

I was driving home on the 192 on a completely gorgeous day, the setting sun was breaking through the fog and just making everything glow.  Wish I could have captured more of it, but with  no place to pull over and a fussing toddler in the back this is as good as it got :) 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

California Waves II - 8x10

A companion piece to my last painting...

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches

Monday, March 16, 2015

California Waves - 8x10

Summer has apparently arrived here in Carpinteria, and I love it! Can't get enough of these teal waves next to this golden sand. 

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Palms and Rooftops - 12x16

The building in this painting is such a random color, but I love it.  I've painted it several times and I love the pop of coral/orange it brings to each of my pieces. I hope they never change it. 

Oil on panel, 12x16 inches

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Empty Beach Sunset - 6x12

Like I said in my last post, this afternoon light is killing me! Golds and blues and crisp mountain silhouettes.  It's been so warm lately, and the tater tot and I have been spending a lot of time at the beach...I never get tired of this view though...

Oil on panels, 6x12 inches

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Winter Colors, Carpinteria - 6x6

This was the view walking home with Lily in the stroller one day.  The afternoon light is just killing me lately, I want to paint everything! But this particular afternoon these trees were glowing and calling to me, especially contrasted with the blue of the sky. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Friday, January 30, 2015

Carpinteria Cliffs - 4x4

If you ever wanted a piece of my work for cheap this auction's for you! Bidding starts at just $39 for this little painting :) 

Oil on canvas panel, 4x4 inches

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

California Blue and Gold - 8x10

I decided to change it up a bit for this one.  I wanted to use thicker paint and I also used a round brush that fought with me through the whole process. I'm happy with the result (and the thicker paint) but I think the round brush and I may be parting ways. 

 Oil on panel, 8x10 inches

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Carpinteria Mountains and Palms - 8x8

Another take on the scene from yesterday.  I wanted another go at those mountains, and who could resist that seagull perched up there? 

Oil on panel, 8x8 inches

Monday, January 19, 2015

California Winter by the Sea - 18x24

I was enjoying a beach afternoon with the little one the other day, I couldn't resist the light on our mountains or the palm trees set against this bright blue sky. 

Oil on canvas, 18x24

Friday, January 2, 2015

Three Strawberries - 6x6

First post of the new year! 

Snatched these three ripe berries before my toddler ate them all (and by "ate" I mean she took one bite out of each before declaring "all done"). 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
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