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Balboa Island Art Walk, Sunday, May 17th, 9am-5pm. I will be at my same location, 9 years (!), at Onyx Ave. I love this one-day show. Balboa Island, CA. Visit

Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great annual art event for the 2nd year! Opens June 26 - though August 30th.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

"Pears with Blue and White," oil on linen, 9"x12" - sold.

"Plums with Asian Vase," oil on hardboard, 8"x6" - sold.

Recently finished paintings.  I was holding them for the upcoming Art A Fair in Laguna Beach this summer, but just sold them. One can not resist, and I am most pleased they are going to wonderful homes.  All of my images are having to be uploaded through Chrome Browser these days.  They come up looking odd and florescent!  Not sure why, it's dreadful.  Sorry about this oddity.  They look normal on my website though!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Small Works Oil Paintings

"Apples and Basket," oil on panel, 8'x6" - sold.
"Persimmons and Glass,"  oil on panel, 6"x8" - Available.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Small Paintings with Silver

"Silver and Orange," oil on hardboard, 6"x8" - Available
"Pomegranate Reflection," oil on hardboard, 6"x8" - Available

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Lilacs and Dragon"

"Lilacs and Dragon," oil on hardboard, 8"x16"- (update sold.)

My new painting  just completed.  I took my time on this one, worked on it off and on over two months. With gentle brush strokes, I slowly applied thin coats of paint.  I often used Old Masters Maroger Painting Medium throughout the development of the painting.  I really enjoyed incorporating lilacs in the painting.  First time I've painted them.  Hope you like it!  Thank you for visiting my blog.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rustic Pears

"Rustic Pears," oil on hardboard, 6"x8" - Available.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

"Silver Bowl and Clementines," oil 8"x8" - commission.   I had the pleasure of painting this beautiful still life for a collector before Christmas.   He surprised his wife with the present.   It is truly a gift we artists receive when people wish to grace their home with our paintings.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Apple Study

"Apple Study on Table," oil 6"x6" - (update sold)

Having some fun at the end of the year painting  little oil studies.  I'll need to begin larger complex still life paintings soon.  It's been a few years since I have entered an Oil Painters of America juried show.  Thinking it's I've got my creative thinking cap on, working through some ideas and sketches.  But these little paintings are a nice diversion (procrastination) for now!  

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

"Autumn Warmth"

"Autumn Warmth,"  11"x14" oil on linen.
In between painting for the three Small Works Holiday Art Exhibits I am in this year, I worked on a few larger paintings.  Here is one of my most recent pieces.  I brought together my rust-orange colored shawl with a piece of tapestry for added texture and interest.  I had just gathered fresh eucalyptus leaves from my neighborhood and wanted to paint them.  Keeping with a warm palette I added the golden delicious apple and lemons.  A few lovely treasured objects, a silver vase and my grandmother's Bavarian tea cup, complete my still life composition.  I greatly enjoyed painting this and the challenges it presented me.  I hope the autumn feeling draws you in....pour the hot tea!

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Friday, December 6, 2013

"Little Gems of Art and Jewelry" - Holiday Art Show

"Pomegranates and Floral Cup," oil  6"x12" - $595.  Available at Segil Fine Art Gallery.

Opening Saturday, December 7th, "Little Gems of Art and Jewelry," at Segil Fine Art Gallery.  Visit Segil Fine Art Gallery in Old Town Monrovia, for their 11th Annual Holiday Small Works Show,   Show closes December 31, 2013.

"Holiday Sparkle," oil 6"x6" -  update sold at Segil Fine Art Gallery.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"Holiday Treasures Salon 2013" Debra Huse Gallery

"Holiday Treasures," at Debra Huse Gallery, December 5 - 29, 2013.  229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA.  
Here are my three paintings at this wonderful annual show.
"Silver Creamer Arrangement," oil, 8"x8" (Update sold  and received First Place Award )
Shown in its beautiful frame, "Holiday Silver," oil 6x8 - available.

Shown in its beautiful frame, "Winter Tea," oil 6x8  - update sold.

UPATE: Last night at the opening of the show!
My Painting, "Silver Creamer Arrangement," received First Place award!  Wonderful honor and lovely way to start the Holiday Art Shows!!
Artist David Allen, Gallery Director Linda Johnson, Amanda and Debra Huse Artist and Gallery Owner.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mandarins with Copper

"Mandarins with Copper Vessel," (update sold at Randy Higbee Gallery, "Six Inch Squared,") 

I wanted to pack a lot into this little one.  I loved adding all the little details and small brush strokes into the copper.  Painting my favorite colors (combinations) helps to make this a happy piece for me!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Silver and Lace

I have been enjoying painting the complexities of silver over the past year.  For this new painting, I pared an unusual creamer with an old lace table cloth and added the leaves with berries on it.  I thought the setup had a nice tonal quality about it.  In order to capture that, and paint it, I filled the still life with overall natural soft light and had only one direct spot coming from the top.  It was interesting to experiment with different light sources.  In the end, the drama is still on silver, but maybe in a more natural softer way?  "Silver and Lace," oil on hardboard, 6"x6" - (update sold at Randy Higbee Gallery, "Six Inch Squared.")

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Winter Tea Cup

"Winter Tea," oil 6"x8" - (update - sold at "Holiday Treasures Salon" 

I borrowed this sweet cup (I have long admired) from my sister.  I thought it was high time to paint it!
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Monday, November 4, 2013

"Beyond Boundaries," California Art Club Exhibit

I was delighted to see that my two paintings were hung next to my dear artist friend Marie Tippets!  Here were are on opening night of "Beyond Boundaries," at Randy Higbee Gallery.  Thanks to all of you who came!  It was a fun and busy night visiting with so many people!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

California Art Club, Orange County Chapter Exhibition opens Saturday, November 2nd at Randy Higbee Gallery. This is sure to be a wonderful show filled with exceptional paintings by a group of very talented Southern California artists.  It is an honor to have two paintings juried into this show. 
"Pomegranates and Silver" 8x10 oil.
"Icebergs of Summer" 12x9 oil.
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