Monday, April 7, 2014


acrylic on cradled panel
This was done for the "Radiant Orchid" Pantone color of the year challenge. The reference for the image comes from, a photograph done by Donna Sommer. Not only was the dress perfect for the color challenge but it brought back wonderful memories of my friend Rey who danced the Hawaiian Wedding Song at our wedding. Hula is so graceful.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Royal Chloe

acrylic on cradled panel
Let's see, I think it has been about a month since my last posting. Life is busy but good. Meet Chloe. She is one of my star models. I have done her 3 times now. Her dog parents adore her as does everyone who meets her. I really think all she is missing is the tiara.

I am off to the plien air convention next week in Monterey. Last year was very inspiring. You have a great week too!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Seal Break

acrylic on cradled panel

Every once in awhile I am fortunate enough to get on the water with my husband for a day trip. On this day we were over by Tiburon just north of Sausalito. Seals are amazing at figuring out where they can rest. Thank you for for looking!

(click here if interested)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Home Port

acrylic on cradled wood panel

I had been observing this boat when it was tied up across from us for several weeks. When I saw this couple heading to another slip, I had to take this picture. The water was like glass! I will be submitting this one to the Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek in a few weeks. I am probably going to frame it using John Annesley's floater frames. I ordered 2 not too long ago and was impressed by the quality.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


acrylic on panel
They look like they are waiting for someone to get home don't they? This is my submission for "The Citrus Challenge" hosted by Gary Bruton.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


I posted this a little while ago and asked a question on the moon. I also took it to my critique class with Tim and 4 other artists this past Monday. The consensus was to make the moon smaller. I made it even less noticeable now. I think. Anyway this is my latest version of it.
Happy Wednesday!