Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Untitled Bird Feeder Painting

acrylic on cradled panel

This will be part of the "Delicious" show at Studio Gallery in the city. I posted it on Facebook last week and asked for suggestions on titles. All of the ones submitted were great! I haven't decided but here's my dilemma: Do I go with a fun, cutsy title or do I make it an inventory painting title? And then there are those titles that are not in either category. What are your thoughts? How do you title your work?

Saturday, June 18, 2016

David Shevlino Workshop

David Shevlino's demo the night before the workshop
 day 1 figure
 day 2 portrait
 day 3 figure
day 4 figure

In my quest to become a better painter, I had the opportunity to take David Shevlino's 4 day workshop at the Carmel Visual Arts in Carmel, CA.  First, I would like to say what a generous and nice instructor David is. He was very accommodating to requests to demo or spend time individually with our paintings. He is a master painter and I came away with having a little more comfort with using a bigger brush and how to lose edges. If you have any interest in learning more about David's work (he has videos and books), click here. BTW, the brushes he had on his materials list are from Rosemary & Co.  Painting the figure is good exercise for learning to paint everything else!

Monday, May 16, 2016


acrylic on cradled panel

Sorry if this came to your mail box twice! I was experiencing technical difficulties.

This is the pet bird of a family friend who has been very helpful to my Mom. Thanks Scott and Edie!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Acrylic on cradled panel

It's been awhile because our computer died. I think I figured out a work around with BlogPad Pro.

This year seems to be going by so fast. Maybe it's a whirl because of the many deadlines I am trying to meet. There are work deadlines, boat projects and of course artwork dates. There are a couple of shows I hope to enter this summer. One of them is the 59th Juried Exhibition at The Haggin Museum. It's a national exhibit (gulp!). It will be an honor if "Al" gets in.

I recently attended "Fresh Works" another juried show. Both of my paintings "Cafe" and "Dinner Party" were selected with "Dinner Party" receiving a merit award! It was an interesting reception. I think it was the first time I heard a judge, in this case, Richard Ambrose, talk about the selection process. He looked for skill and also work that spoke to him. What an honor it was to be there!

Mr. Ambrose is the executive director of the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, CA. There is a current exhibit (3/19-5/22/16) of Bay Area figurative artist David Park and there is no admission fee to the gallery!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Worker Bee

oil on cradled panel

The inspiration for this painting comes from the pmp-art site. Photographer Paul Sherman posted the reference that I could no longer ignore. I hope to have this in the Valley Art Gallery for the spring show.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Rockridge Rose

acrylic on panel

Thanks to my friend Kristie who furnished the inspiration of this little painting!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Latest Commissions; The Pitts and Jean's Pup

acrylic on panel
acrylic on panel

Thanks for looking. I am trying to catch up on commissions! I love dogs! I also love cats too!