Friday, May 25, 2018

Wet Sand - gouache

The texture of this heavy cold press paper adds a lot to this little piece I think...

Gouache on watercolor paper, 3x5

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Summerland Beach experiment

The results of a recent experiment, toned mixed media paper (top) versus white watercolor paper (bottom). 

gouache on gray toned mixed media paper, 5x7


gouache on cold press watercolor paper, 5x7


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tracks on the Bluffs - gouache, 4x6

Happy that the bright colors stayed bright in this one, gouache gets darker as it dries, something I'm not used to while working in oil. 

Gouache on mixed media paper, 4x6
SOLD

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Clouds over Carpinteria Beach - Gouache

Keeping it expressive with this little beach scene...

Gouache on mixed media paper, 4x6
SOLD

Monday, May 21, 2018

Palms of Pasadena - Gouache 5x7

Spotted these on our way back from a concert we took the kids to.  I loved the color of the mountains behind these palm trees. 

Gouache on mixed media paper, 5x7
SOLD

Friday, May 18, 2018

Bird of Paradise - 6x8

Can't believe I've never painted one of these, it was super fun, and my daughter was so happy about the "bird a dice" when she got home from school. 

Oil on panel, 6x8 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Carpinteria Clouds and Palms - 5x7

Part of my recent series of Carpinteria Bluffs paintings, I love the bluffs in the spring. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 
SOLD

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spring Greens, Carpinteria - 12x12

Every year I fall in love with these first greens of spring.  I had to break out the cadmium green to capture this beautiful shade. 

Oil on panel, 12x12

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Streets of Rome - Gouache

Tried to stay fast and loose with this one, both because my toddler was waking up and because I didn't want to get hung up and all the details that go along with a subject like this. 

I am also trying auctions once again, it's turning out to be pretty complicated on my end, but let me know what you think! 

Gouache on mixed media paper, 5x7





Monday, May 14, 2018

Carpinteria Bluffs Path - 5x7

Thanks again for everyone who came out this weekend! It was a great turnout even though it was cold and cloudy. If you are new to my email list, welcome! I try to post a new painting every other day.  They'll either be available purchase in my etsy shop or this new auction site I'm trying out, but mostly they'll be available for your viewing pleasure right in your inbox :) 

Gouache on watercolor paper, 5x7 
SOLD

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Studio Tour 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out for the studio tour today! It was a great turnout, and seventeen paintings sold! Hooray!  BUT there are still some gems leftover, including these (which are my favorites and I’m surprised they’re still here!) So even though the map says I’m open Saturday only  I’ve decided to open up the studio again tomorrow (Sunday) from 11-1! If you saw something you liked but didn’t grab it, now you have a second chance! I’ll just be hanging out and painting so feel free to stop by 😊 Thanks again to everyone who came today, it was so fun! Happy Mother’s Day!


Friday, May 11, 2018

Carpinteria Bluffs - 4x6

Tomorrow's the big day! If you haven't gotten your studio tour map yet here's the link to it, you can also pick one up at the art center or the Palm Loft Gallery. 

And here's another one of the limited gouaches I released before the tour (the rest I will be saving for this weekend) it's up in the shop now! 

Gouache on 140lb cold press paper


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Studio Tour THIS Saturday!

Hope to see you this Saturday! I've been working hard to get the studio ready for visitors this weekend.  Space is a challenge this year because my husbands new internet business is attacking the studio area! I'll make it work.  

There's going to be tons of new stuff to see! New oils, new gouaches, I've been a painting machine lately! Come early if you're interested in something particular, the last couple years I've sold out of all the new stuff early in the day. 

Gouache on 140lb cold press paper

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lots and lots of new pieces for this weekend!

I'm giving you guys a sneak peek of what will be available on the tour this Saturday! These are all in gouache and will be priced at $49 each, $45 for the smaller ones. 

I will also have new oils (in all sizes!) and some postcard and magnet sets as well. 

and chocolate...and cookies....and MIMOSAS! :) 

Hope to see you there! Here's a link to the tour map, you can also stop by Palm Loft Gallery to see a sample of all the participating artists work. 



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Carpinteria Palm Trees - 5x7

I've painted these palms before, but I'm finding it helpful to visit old subjects while practicing this new medium. 

Gouache on 140lb cold press paper, 5x7 inches

Monday, May 7, 2018

Introducing...Gouache in the shop!

I've been having so much fun working on these gouache paintings the last couple weeks.  And I'm excited to finally have them added to my shop! For those of you that don't know what gouache is, the easiest way of describing it is opaque watercolors. So you can get some of the same effects as watercolor, but also a build-able coverage like with oils.  These won't replace my oils for sure, but it's a nice option that I can work on at my kitchen table when I can't get to my studio. 

This one in particular is so much cooler looking in person than it shows up on screen. It's painted on 300lb cold press watercolor paper, which is just my favorite for texture and the way it soaks up the paint. 

Gouache on 300lb cold press paper, 5x7 inches

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Red Hot Romance - 8x8

Turns out bell peppers are very fun to paint. 

Oil on panel, 8x8 inches

Also, studio tour reception TONIGHT at Palm Loft Gallery, 5:00 hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Blue House, Monterey, CA - 8x10

It's been a really long time since I've painted one of these architectural pieces. I love doing them, but they ARE more time consuming (and studio time always seems too limited these days!)


Oil on panel, 8x10 inches

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Studio Tour!! Mark Your Calendar!

May 12th 
That's the day to remember!

You are invited to come visit me and all the Carpinteria and Summerland artists. My studio will be open 10:00-5:00 Saturday only (because I love visiting other artists on Sunday, it's inspiring!)  

**in the past the serious buyers come early, so if there's something you've got your eye one get here early! 

The full brochure can be found here


There is also an opening reception for the tour this Friday, May 4, at the Palm Loft Gallery here in Carp, it starts at 5:00. I know it's a little confusing that the reception is a week before the tour, but it's a great opportunity to scout out which artists you like and plan your tour accordingly.