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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.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Painting in the Sawtooth Valley, Idaho

My first post is from my holiday trip to Idaho. I have long wanted to paint a snow scene plein air. I made sure I brought my painting gear with me and was up for the challenge. The weather was clear and sunny, but definitely on the cold side. The only problem was trying to keep my feet from freezing. The afternoon glow on the colorful willows, which dot the snowy landscape, are a beautiful sight. It's my first try painting in the snow, along with capturing the blue and purple shadows. The colors are more intense than how I painted them, purhaps I was holding back not wanting the blues and purples to look garish! I had a great time and look forward to painting more winter scenes. Top painting: "Willow and Stream" 9"x12" on linen (unframed $325) and "Willow Sketch" 8"x6" on linen (unframed $100).

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