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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.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pear Sketch

"Studio Pear Sketch 2,"  oil on linen, 10"x8"
Pears are a popular choice for teaching beginning still life oil painting.  This is from a workshop I gave over the weekend. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Small Still Life Paintings

"Little White Daisies,"  oil on board, 6"x6"
I have quite a few interesting brass containers collected over the years.  This one seemed well suited as a vase for the white daisies growing in my yard.

"Small English Pitcher,"  oil on linen, 6"x6" 
(This painting has been selected for "6 Inch Squared" exhibit at Randy Higbee Gallery, opening April 16, 2011.)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Blue and Red,"  oil on wood panel, 6"x8."  One of the classic dinghies on Balboa Island.

Friday, February 4, 2011

"Ol' Blue," oil on linen, 6"x12" SOLD

"Sitting in the Bay," oil on wood panel, 10"x8"

The spring-summer outdoor art shows will be here before I know it, and one of my favorites is the Balboa Island Art Walk.  This will be my 5th year participating in this fun event, Sunday, May 15th.  Many of the artists, including myself, enjoy showing local scenes at these shows.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Salon International 2011, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art

I am excited to announce that my new paintings, "China Blue" and "Vestments and Sacraments" have selected for the Salon International 2011 Exhibit.  (You can view both paintings in my most recent blog posts below.)  I am very honored to be recognized by the owners of Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art for the 4th straight year in their annual juried competition.

The Salon International Exhibit is part of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art program, founded by the owners of Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art.  It supports artists who paint in a traditional representational style. Their shows "challenges artists to always strive for a higher level of artistic excellence." For more information please visit,  Opening night banquet reception, reservations required, Friday, April 1st.  Exhibit opens Saturday, April 2nd.  Show closes April 22, 2011. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Vestments and Sacraments," oil on linen, 9"x12" - sold
 Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art Salon International.