Friday, August 24, 2018

At Home & Painting

Happy to be at home and painting again!  Above is a painting that I started yesterday of a bouquet of peonies.  The photo reference was taken this spring in Paris. (see below)

Can you believe this beautiful and massive bouquet taken through a shop window?

"Just living is not enough....
one must have sunshine, freedom, 
and a little flower."

--Hans Christian Anderson

Friday, August 17, 2018

Returning from Nantucket

I have been so out of the loop in posting my new paintings - but trust me - I have been painting!

I have just returned from ten days on Nantucket Island and it was magical.  The painting above was our view from the ferry as we were leaving Hyannis Port in the evening and heading to Nantucket which is 30 miles out to sea.  On the fast ferry it only takes an hour!

I had brought my painting supplies to the island and had a great little spot in the dining room of our home to paint.  It used to be a screened in porch but now it is enclosed with floor to ceiling windows on three sides that allowed for great light and air flow.  It was 98% humidity while I was there so it was impossible to paint outside.

We went to the beach on a few days to cool off in the Atlantic and the house in the above painting was our view behind where we sat on Sesachacha beach near Sankaty lighthouse.

My final painting that I started on Nantucket was of a window box on a House & Garden tour that my girlfriends and I went on in Sconset.  Everywhere we went on the island people had incredible gardens and window boxes! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Misty Morning Walk

 Misty Morning Walk
40" X 60"

Love the feeling of the shepherd with his flock on an early morning stroll getting his sheep from one area to another pasture just like it has been done for so many generations. 


Monday, August 14, 2017


Pearl - 30 x 30

I have had this painting finished for several months now and I have been pondering over a name for her.  Two weeks ago my family came over for a BBQ and I put them all to the task of naming this sweet cow.  Pearl was the favorite due to the prism of soft coloring within her white hide.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Exhibit

The group that I paint and show with, BASA, just put up a new wall at the Lafayette Library.  Their summer theme is "Build Your Brain" so we submitted paintings of good food, music, exercise and reading, as well as a collaborative painting of Einstein!

Hope you can stop by the Homework room and get some inspiration from our new exhibit!

 Beach Dance 24 x 24

Saturday, June 17, 2017

I Have So Much to Share

For the last 32 days I have been in the land of....


Can you guess where I have been?

I have been traveling in England and Scotland soaking up fresh images and colors - absorbing new culture as well as ancient ones.

Time to start painting....see you soon.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Happy Birthday

Happy 100th our National Parks!

Hope you can join me on Monday at 
the Lafayette Library for a reception.

Julia Parker's painting will be there!

 BASA's collaborative piece "John Muir, Starry Range of Light 
is a beautiful focal piece for our National Park Series.

Suzun Almquist, Joanne Taeuffer, Marcy Wheeler, Sharon Tama, Jeanette Baird

Bay Area Studio Artists will be there to greet you too!

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