Thursday, December 26, 2013


George, 6"x 6" Oil. This was done as a Christmas gift to someone. Great photo to work from, George has passed away, I bet he was a great dog.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kate, Oil 6"x6". This is my husbands niece Kate. She takes great photos and is a cool artist. I am trying my hand at portraits...can be fun and fustrating.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Last of the 50/50 Paintings

Purple Flowers, Oil 6 x 6. This is the last of the oil paintings for the Sanchez Art Center 50 artworks in 50 days show. Show opens August 23rd and runs through September 29. All paintings are for sale.

Bridge by Hwy 1 and Ano Nuevo, Oil 6 x 6. This is from a photo I took while walking the beach at Ano Nuevo, when you get near hwy 1 and you look up this is part of an old bridge.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Real and Invented California Landscapes

California Brush, Oil 6 x 6. This is part of the 50 paintings in 50 days. This is from a friend photo of some California brush.

Cows in a Dot Field, Oil 6 x 6. This is from a photo a friends had and I invented around the cows, for some interest and fun. I have use these dots before to spunk up a painting. Fun

Higher Country, Oil 6 x 6. This is also from a friend photo. When your driving from the west to the east in California the ground/landscape changes more rocks until you get into woods. Great landscapes.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

50/50 Paintings, Still More

Red Ridge, Oil, 6 x 6 This is an Invented Landscape, had to add red to the group.

Farm Lines, Oil 6 x 6, Another Invented Landscape, what you see when you drive by fast by a farm out of the corner of your eye.

The Road Less Traveled, Oil 6 x 6. Invented Landscape, once again those farms you see out of the corner of your eye when your driving, have these long roads, going somewhere. I did this really big a year or so ago and always liked it.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

California Landscapes Invented and Real

Santa Cruz, Oil 6x6. This is from a photo a friend took of a beach over look in Santa Cruz. Bright yellow colors.

Sypglass Bluff, Oil 6x6. We stayed at a hotel down by Pismo beach over the 4th of July and this is the view I could see from my hotel room. Looking back north towards San Lusio Obispo. Great view out the door with colors changing every few minutes.

Invented Farm House, Oil 6x6. This is what I see when driving by farms on hwy 101. Not sure who lives there, what they do, what they plant, but its always a cool landscape.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More 50/50 Paintings

Barn at Ano Nuevo, Oil 6x6. This is what you see when you are walking the trial out to see Elephant Seals, and you look back.

The Farm, Oil 6x6. This is an invented landscape, what I see when I am riding in a car and drive by some kind of small farm house off to the side, all fields no house.

Going South on Hwy 101, Oil 6x6. I took a photo while going down highway 101 towards San Lusio Obispo, before Paso Robles.

Sanchez Art Center 50/50

These are all 6x6 oils on panels. The theme is California Landscapes, real and invented. They will be in the 5th Annual Sanchez Art Center's 50/50 show. 50 small artworks in 50 days by 70 artists. This is a great show, opening is August 23 7:30pm for general admission and 6pm for preview. Check out their site at All artworks are for sale. My landscapes are $110. with tax, 30 percent that goes to Sanchez, for their center. This is one of their biggest fund raisers.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Buster oil 12"x9" . This is Buster, the photo was great, like a mug shot or something. I started out pretty loose but had a hard time with some of this so it got a bit tight, love the shadow and the black background. SOLD

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Landscape Sketch and Yes another Dog

4 Square, 7"x5" Oil done with a pallet knife

Happy, 6"x6" Oil This was done for a friend who had a great picture, which made for a fun painting

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Willow Glen Dog

The Willow Glen Dog, Oil 6"x6" This is a painting of a neighbors dog. I had only one photo to work from, normally I like to have a few to so I can compare colors and other items. On this one photo the eyes in the photo were all glare, so we will see if this is close, so for this I need to check in with the owner and see what she thinks. SOLD

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Calvin and Hobbs

These are two 6"x6" oil paintings of cats, Calvin and Hobbs. The brown cat was a bit more fun to do, the shapes and angle of the cat makes for an interesting painting and a fun problem to solve. Hope the owner likes them, She liked them, they are SOLD

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Terrier

The Terrier, Oil 6"x6". I just got done painting another dog, that took a few days, I painted over and over, the photo wasn't great and I overworked, not getting the eyes right. In fact I did two painting and overworked both of them. Then I did this one in an hour or so.....I kept telling myself loose, loose, paint and leave alone., big strokes, thick paint. When I started to do the background I painted around the dog first before I filled in, but I liked the look of not filling in the background, made it look not so stiff. We will see what the owner thinks......SOLD and his name is Cal.