Friday, June 15, 2012


This is a painting that I recently submitted for the Alameda County Fair and it got accepted! It is a 16x20 oil on canvas. The fair starts on June 20th and runs til July 8th.  Summer is here!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Shell

I just completed this one this afternoon. Its a submission for the Daily Paintworks Challenge this week. You were suppose to paint something that was a gift. My friend Diane and I grew up together since our early teens in Hawaii. She gave me this shell long, long ago. Whenever I look at it, it gives me a smile. I'll be seeing her soon.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Border Collie

I just completed this commission. Obviously I took some artistic license and changed the background and tilt of the head. Speaking of which, I thought the dog was leaning against the fence until my friend suggested that maybe this was a photo of him lying on a deck. Hmm. I changed the background to a damask pattern. I have a tablet of damask papers that I was going to use for collage and bought 2 years ago. I am glad I could use it for something. This is an 8x10 acrylic on canvas,