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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, October 28, 2010

Holiday Boutique and Exhibit

"Balboa Blue Boat" painting sold after a subscriber of my Amanda Fish Fine Art Newsletter received this announcement. Thank you subscribers, and to all who love and enjoy fine art! If you are interested in receiving my Newsletter please go to my website: 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Progression of a painting

I recently spent some time photographing new still life setups. (As if the 1,000+ pictures I have already taken are not enough to choose from.) Using an old bench I picked up in an antique store, I thought it would add interest to my new still lifes.  Here are a couple of pictures from my photo shoot, yet to be painted! The one I chose to paint is shown below, along with the progression of painting it.

I painted "Vintage Bauer with Garlic" (oil on linen, 12"x16") over the course of 6 days. (I captioned my quick snaps as I progressed.)

My finished painting.

P.S. I am excited to announce that this painting has since been selected for the California Art Club exhibit, "Golden State Treasures."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Small Works Holiday Paintings

"Red Ornament" oil on canvas, 5"x7"

"Two Ornaments" oil on wood panel, 6"x6"

Last year I participated in a holiday boutique show and was asked if I had any small Christmas themed paintings.  I did not....sure wish I had!  I also received requests through my website for holiday paintings. One person said they liked displaying small paintings on an easel on her entry table (depending on the holiday throughout the year).  A wonderful idea.  I have just completed the two paintings above.