Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Real or Imagined?

This is my last painting for 2010. It is a portrait of myself and my parrot, Calina. She is a 30-something parrot whom I've had for 35 years. If this dries quickly enough, I plan to show it at Sanchez Art Center in the first Art Guild Pacifica Show in January. This painting is 12" x 16" on canvasboard.

Monday, November 29, 2010

A month later . . . Discovering Persimmon


I have finished this 20" x 16" painting I began last month and am pleased with the vibrancy of color I achieved. All it needs is a final coat of less glossy varnish, then a better photo. I have new resolve to paint more frequently and keep my momentum going through the new year.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Finally back to the easel


I've had a couple months of reflection and lots of visual input from going to art exhibits, and sensory input from going to farmer's markets. The changing weather and season is also providing great smells and sensations that is inspiring me.

I'm working on this still life from a scene in my kitchen. I'm really having fun with this one that I feel is off to a good start.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Finishing Loose Ends

Today I finished this painting I last worked on before the beginning of the 50 paintings in 50 days project. Compared to my previous 6 inch square panels, this 24" x 36" canvas is huge! This was painted by request.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

50/50 Show Grand Opening


Donna and Cousin Joanna pose for a photo op

The opening of the 50/50 Show at Sanchez Art Center was a huge success. Thanks so much to my loving friends and family who came out to support me in this artistic endeavor.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sneak Preview!

Here is a sneak peek at my wall space in the East Wing at the Sanchez Art Center. Come see the 50/50 Show in person beginning on Thursday 7/29/10. 68 artists created 50 pieces of art in 50 days. For more information click here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

50 Paintings

Here is a page showing all 50 of my paintings with shortened titles for the 50/50 Exhibition. I'm working on the last details before hanging the show.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Day #50


Time for a Ride! Boardwalk Santa Cruz Carousel
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #50
private collection

It's been a joyous ride doing 50 paintings on the theme of "Walks". Today, for my final 50/50 panel, it's time for a ride on the best of all carousels at Boardwalk Santa Cruz.

Thanks to everyone for watching these progress and for your support. I hope to see you at the show!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day #49

The Tortoise Walks to the Finish Line
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #49
$100.00

The tortoise approaches the finish line - perhaps slowly, but surely as in the tale of The Tortoise and the Hare. Persistence is a virtue.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Day #48

Sleepwalking
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #48
$100.00

With two more panels to go, you may think I'd be exhausted and I'm walking in my sleep OR you may think I've become so adept at these, I can do them in my sleep : D

Either way, I'm still having fun.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Day #47

Jaywalking in the Rain
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #47
$100.00

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day #46

Walking Blue-footed Boobies
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #46
$100.00

These are feet you can't miss!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day #45

Walk in the Conservatory
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #45
$100.00

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day #44


Parrot Walking to Nest
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #44
$100.00

This is my 35-year-old parrot, Calina, who wants to nest under my dresser and walks there at every possible opportunity. She is a bird with purpose.

Day #43

Walking Barefoot at the Beach
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #43
sold

Monday, June 28, 2010

50/50 Show: 6 weeks of walks completed!

Here are the first 42 paintings of 50. Soon the project will be complete.

Day #42

Walkabout
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #42
$100.00

Walkabout is the Aboriginal rite of passage for male adolescents to undergo a wilderness journey on the path of the creator spirit for as long as six months.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day #41


Avon Breast Walk - Finish Line
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #41
$100.00

Get involved! Supporting an important cause is a satisfying way to improve life. The Avon Breast Walk is a fundraising marathon that many support.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Day #40

Walking Stick
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #40
$100.00

I was thrilled seeing these amazing insects for the first time in Texas near the Gulf. In Texas, everything is big including walking sticks at 6"-8" long! Walking sticks can blend into their surroundings making them very difficult to see. Nature in camouflage was my favorite page in the encyclopedia as a child.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day #39


Cat Walk Two
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #39
sold

These cats are the dynamic duo, Rusty and Smokey. They are indoor cats with upstairs deck privileges.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day #38

Supermodel Walks Catwalk
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #38
$100.00

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day #37


Get High! Walk on Stilts.
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #37
$100.00

Before high tech devices, we had simpler pleasures.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day #36


Walking (very fast) on Water: Courtship of the Western Grebe
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #36
$100.00

The courtship dance of the Western Grebe is an amazing ritual to observe. I was lucky enough to see this at Clear Lake.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

50/50 Show: 5 weeks completed!

I'm moving right along with this project with just 15 more paintings to do for the 50/50 show. Have you found the ones you like best?

Day #35

Walk the Plank
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #35
$100.00

Care for a swim?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day #34

These Boots Are Made For Walking
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #34
sold

Don't these look like the boots Nancy Sinatra was singing about? Go-go boots wouldn't cut it ;-).
Are you ready boots? Start walkin'!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day #33

Walking on Thin Ice
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #33
sold

Can we stop global warming in time?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day #32

Sidewalk Sundae
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #32
$100.00

How about a sweet, refreshing walk today?

50/50 Show at the Sanchez Art Center















Last Friday many artists of the 50/50 Show got together to share our pieces, and discuss the process of making 50 pieces in 50 days. It was great to see the variety of work and hear about the spirit behind each artist's inspiration. This show is a great fundraiser for the the Sanchez Art Center that offers classes, exhibitions and studio space, so buying work at this show is really a win/win event and the work is offered at very affordable prices.

Please come to Pacifica for the
Preview (a ticket event) or the Grand Opening for first choice on art. Buyers are allowed to take the work home as soon as they purchase it, so be there early for first dibs!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day #31


Walk Like An Egyptian
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #31
$100.00

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day #30

Power Walk
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #30
$100.00

Here is some inspiration to keep fit.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day #29


Seniors Walk
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #29
$100.00

A walk a day keeps you healthy and strong.

Day #28

Street Walker
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #28
$100.00

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day #27


Jesus Walking On Water
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #27
$100.00

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day #26

Learning to Walk
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #26
sold

Here is the cutest little boy I know learning to walk. This still isn't perfect, but is looking closer to the real boy.

Day #25- the 1/2 way point!

Dog Walk at the Quarry
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #25
$100.00

This was actually my first painting and I got it finished only to discover I didn't orient the painting to the hanging hole on the back, so I painted a second painting for Day #1. I decided to drill a new hole in the proper place so I can use this painting for #25 today. Meanwhile, I finished tomorrow's painting since I will be unable to paint. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day #24

Black Cat Crossing Your Path
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #24
$100.00

Superstitious anyone? This black cat looked like a very cool wild panther. Now, is that bad luck?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day #23

Walking the Dog: Yo-Yo Style
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #23
$100.00

There are great video clips of the best yo-yo-ing on the net. There's even a world yo-yo championship coming up in Florida in August. Who could have known? You'd better start practicing now as this has really turned into an x-event!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day #22

Walking the Dog (with style) on Mori Point
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #22
$100.00

This pair was the cutest and most stylish of walkers on Mori Point this particular day.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

50/50 3 weeks completed!

Above are my first 21 paintings - 3 weeks complete and just four weeks to go.

Day #21

Walkman: Vintage 1979
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #21
$100.00

We've come a long way since this walk!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day #20

Luke Skywalker
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #20
$100.00

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day #19


Walking Yosemite Country
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #19
$100.00

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day #18


Tennessee Walking Horse
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
Painting #18
$100.00

After dreaming about a horse or rollerskates doing airborn flips with dirt bikers two nights ago, I was compelled to paint this piece – a horse walking on his own 2 feet.