Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Aliso Beach" - 9"x12" Oil on Canvas


A couple of weeks ago the PAM group celebrated a fellow painter, Bob Francis , 3 Years of painting every day. That day I only had a couple hours to paint but loved the morning, company and food. I only had 2.5 hours. Aliso Beach was sold yesterday. It can be hard to sell a painting that you have a nice story behind.

Protecting the Corn - 8" x 10" 

I have this scarecrow that has such beautiful fall colors in it and I really wanted to try to capture them. So decided to paint it with leftover candy corn and call it "Protecting the Corn ". Unfortunately the scarecrow didn't do the job too well and some of my students stole the candy corn.
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Orange County Fair - Plein Air Day
Family Traditions  11" x 14" Oil on Canvas

Had so much fun painting at the Orange County Fair. There was a plein air competition that I had the honor of participating. 7 hours in 95degree heat but a beautiful day. I chose this location due to the ride being in the painting with the candy factory. Food, rides and family - the essence of the fair! But the colors also pulled me to this scene. What would you name this painting?

Foggy Day at Heisler Park - Laguna  9" x 12" Oil on Hardboard

Heisler Park Laguna Beach on a very over cast day. Painted this last week on site with a lovely group.

Grandma's Tools - 9" x 12" Oil on Canvas

So happy that I was able to finally use my pink color.
Haven't named this piece yet. It is oil on hardboard 9x12". Maybe I will call it "Pink Thread"

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"Strumming the Cello" 17" x 17" oil on Board - Juried into Orange County Fair


This is my nephew strumming the cello.  He has gone all over the world doing missionary work.  He is so content playing music.

 Juried into Orange County Fair- 2016
"Cascading Waters - Glacier NP" 12" x 16" oil on Board