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!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Redway Beach Study/ Part II

This is the second study of the favorite local swimming hole of the area.  This scene portrays the continuation of the cliffs just before the river swings around a steep curve, then meanders north for approximately another 70 miles before it reaches the ocean.

11" x 28 1/4"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Redway Beach Study / Part 1

The next two posts are "studies" of the popular local swimming hole. I call them studies , part I and II,  even though they are full size paintings, because they are preparatory paintings for a very long panoramic view of this dramatic location.
The Eel River runs along a sheer vertical cliff of geologically interesting stratified rock. Vegetation grows in the crevices and the river flows below, bringing much pleasure to locals young and old.
Part I is 11' x 29 1/2"

Friday, August 19, 2011

new Rollerblades

Childhood is about the new abilities, experiences, activities and challenges that life presents and I am so happy to be present to share some of them. It's great being a grandma!
 watercolor   9 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hula Hoop

Afternoons in the play yard - a lot of learning goes on with very intense focus.
11' x 9 1/2"

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mendocino Headlands

This is a large painting made from a small study. I am interested in developing the concept of "reading" an image, a parallel to the way your eyes scan a landscape from one end to another, noticing the variation in textures, focus and detail. Here the subject is the row of buildings that rim the  thick, grassy headlands in Mendocino.
 14" x 40 1/2"

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Koi Pond

Yesterday a group of painters were invited to paint in a beautiful garden, and I chose a spot near a small
pond bordered with lush vegetation, where every once in a while, large, slow colorful koi would put in an appearance in the shadier waters.
This watercolor is 9" x 12"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Late June Garden

This is a large version of a study I published earlier. There is a time in June when the world seems to explode extravagantly in roses. Here is a small sliver of that generous display.
The painting is 35" x 30"