Copper Kettle / Study

Color! The richness and variety of the orange in the kettle, fabric and flowers are complimented by the blue green of the foliage. To my eye this is irresistible!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Still Life with Fruit

This  was inspired by looking at the many still life paintings of Cezanne , in his compositional abundance, fabrics and rich color, he brought  his subjects to active life !

watercolor / Yupo  11" x 14"

Sunday, May 17, 2015


This is the rich tangle of growth I see every day - spring energy !

watercolor 10" X 13"

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


This is a demonstration of one of the painting possibilities available to painting on Yupo. Not my usual style , but free and fun and an avenue I want to continue to explore. Originally this was intended as an example for my  Yupo workshop, and a new pathway emerges !

Monday, April 27, 2015

Flowering Quince

This painting , " Flowering Quince " was awarded Best Still Life at the 57th Spring Exhibition by the
 RAA. Opening date for this show is May 1, 603 F S. Eureka.

This painting is a watercolor on Yupo. I will be teaching a workshop , Introduction to Painting on Yupo at Eureka Studio Arts on May 9th.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Girl with Bowl

This figure study was started during a session of our life drawing group, the difference for me being that it is painted on yupo , and shows it's characteristic intense color. My work on yupo will be on exhibit at Eureka Studio Arts beginning this Saturday at Arts Alive. I hope you will join us then.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Backyard Lilacs

This is an 8 1/2 x 11" sketch I painted this afternoon . It's a wave of color every spring.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rambling Rose

An untidy rambling rose , these lovely small clusters of yellow blossoms capture the spring light along the fence and into my rooms .
I will be showing my paintings at Eureka Studio Arts in April , to be followed by a workshop in May.
watercolor on yupo  13" x 19"