Saturday, August 12, 2017

Linden Field - 9x12

Tried a different method with this one, worked with more of a bold underpainting instead of just a wash. 

Oil on canvas panel, 9x12 inches


Monday, July 24, 2017

Sandy feet at Ledbetter Beach 18x24

One of my favorites from my last show, feels so much like a summer beach to me. 

Oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Highway 1 - 12x24

Trying out a stylized view of this epic shoreline.

Oil on stretched canvas, 12x24 inches
SOLD

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Alpine Church 12x12

Painted from one of my reference photos from Switzerland, this mountaintop church was so picturesque. 

Oil on panel, 12x12 inches

Monday, July 17, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sunset and Palms - 16x20

My Zookers show came down so there are several new paintings up in the shop, including this one!

Oil on panel, 16x20 inches

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

McWay Falls - 9x12

An area that's so ridiculously beautiful it's almost pointless to try to paint it...

Oil on panel, 9x12 inches 


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Holy Guacamole - 16x16 SOLD

I had fun with this one, it was a little like doing a puzzle, but messier 😉

Oil on panel, 16x16 inches
SOLD

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

East Beach Sunrise - 6x6

After working on so many large paintings for my last show, it's such a joy to work on something small for a change. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Linden Field 5x5

Another tiny painting today, I just had to play with the shapes of these trees and the bright sunrise behind them. 

Oil on panel, 5x5 inches

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cloudy Day - 5x5

More of these fun clouds, this time on a teeny tiny scale with this 5x5 inch piece. 

Oil on panel, 5x5 inches

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Avocado Stripes - 12x12

Needed a break from gray, so I thought I'd spice it up with bold! 

Oil on stretched canvas, 12x12 inches

Monday, June 12, 2017

Third Beach - 6x6

Grays can be so much fun to paint (and sometimes so tricky to later capture on camera). The stark contrast of the palm tree and foliage was also intriguing to me. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Thursday, June 8, 2017

View From First Beach - 16x20

I just can't get enough of these clouds, they are simply too much fun to paint. 

Oil on stretched canvas, 16x20 inches

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Purple Bluff Flowers - 8x10

Wanted to capture these pillowy clouds and the that little peek of purple flowers that aren't always there. 

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches
SOLD

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Palm Trees and the Teal House - 5x7

I was drawn to the lingering fog and the contrasts the emerging sunlight was creating on this cheerfully colored beach house.  The palm trees were an added bonus. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Padaro Beach Sunset - 8x16

The sunset light on these beach rocks were too much to resist

Oil on canvas panel, 8x16 inches

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the tour,  it was such a fun day, and perfectly sunny! I'm especially thankful for all the extra room I now have for new paintings.  Seriously, thank you so much, I'm so honored that anyone would take time our of their weekend to come and see my work. It gives me even more motivation to keep on painting! 

Whipped this out between visitors, hooray! 





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Zookers Show!

I have REALLY been busy lately! Not only do I have lots of new work for the Studio Tour this weekend, but I also have a solo display up at Zookers here in Carpinteria. The show will be up until June 11th and I'd love if you could take a look and tell me what you think!

You can read a little bit more about it in this edition of the Coastal View




Sunday, May 7, 2017

Studio Tour - THIS Saturday!

If you are local (and even if you are not) please come visit me this weekend! This is my 4th studio tour I think, and I'm so excited to be back at it after skipping last years! 

I'll be open Saturday only, 10 am - 5 pm.  You'll be able to see inside my new studio space, take a look at some new paintings in person, ask questions, pick up your free gift, and maybe even see my two little munchkin artists in training. 

In the past I've had eager visitors come right at 10:00 and buy up my newest works, so come early if you want to see everything :) 

Here's a link to our map hope to see you Saturday! 




Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pathways and Pillow Clouds - 8x10

I started this one thinking it would be quick and easy...turned out to be long and difficult, still pretty ok with the outcome though. 

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Passing Over - 18x24

I've been working on some larger paintings in preparation for an upcoming show, here's one of my favorites. 

Oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

Friday, March 24, 2017

Big Sur Outlook - 6x6

Probably the Big Sur painting that I'm happiest with, small paintings will always have my heart. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Big Sur 12x12

The coastline in Big Sur is ridiculously beautiful...

Oil on linen panel, 12x12 inches


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Monterey Bay - 9x12

The water was such an amazing color, so glad the sun decided to come out while we were there. 

Oil on canvas panel, 9x12 inches

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pfeiffer Beach - 6x8

These rocks we so much fun to paint, the sun and the water made the perfect combination. 

Oil on panel, 6x8 inches

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pfeiffer Beach Rocks - 6x6

First painting of this Big Sur beach, it was gorgeous but SO windy! 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches


Monday, February 13, 2017

Northern California Farm - 6x12

Another piece inspired by our trip this summer. The rolling hills and tall trees were a nice change.  


Oil on stretched canvas, 6x12 inches

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ocean Storm - 16x20

Going bigger today! Big sky on a big canvas :)


Oil on stretched canvas, 16x20 inches

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cloud Cover - 12x16

We are getting SO much rain lately.  It makes for fun painting but terrible when you're stuck inside with two toddlers! 


Oil on stretched canvas, 12x16 inches

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bright Beach Clouds - 6x6

Love how this little one turned out. Gray and wet and cold is sometimes the most fun to paint. 


Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Sunday, February 5, 2017

On the Farm - 4x8

The light coming through these trees was too much to resist, that bright green color always gets me. 

Oil on canvas panel, 4x8 inches

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Blue Skies 6x8

This big blue sky, gah, I miss summer time! 

Oil on gessobord panel, 6x8 inches

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monterey Rocks and Clouds - 8x10

Another from our road trip, this rocky shoreline was perfect. 

Oil on canvas panel, 8x10 inches
SOLD

Sunday, January 29, 2017

beach tree 8x10

I took the kids to the beach last week, it was cold and cloudy but they had SO much fun, and also got SO dirty! The light and the low tide were amazing painting inspiration as well. 


Oil on panel, 8x10 inches

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Road to the Redwoods - 9x12

We took a roadtrip this summer with our 3 year old and 8 month old (and survived!) Here's the first of the paintings inspired by our journey!


Oil on canvas panel, 9x12 inches

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winter Beach Day - 6x6

It feels so good to be painting again, and the dramatic weather we've been having is giving me some excellent inspiration! 


Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, January 23, 2017

Daisies - 6x6

I was nervous about this one because I don't think I've ever painted flowers before. But I actually really liked how it turned out AND it was a lot of fun to paint! 


Oil on panel, 6x6 inches