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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, March 21, 2011

"Herbs with Garlic,"  oil on linen, 6"x6" - sold
I have painted this Herbs of Provence jar a few times before.  It's always placed next to my stove - I keep refilling it with loose herbs - I just love the look of it. 

(This painting has since been selected for "6 Inch Squared" exhibition at Randy Higbee Gallery, opening April 16, 2011.  Please see show information above.)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Painting at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

The park is located in Laguna Canyon, wonderful hiking trails  It was a beautiful day painting with friends from Southern Ca Plein Air Painters (SOCALPAPA). 

My finished painting - "Canyon Path" - plein air oil sketch on linen , 8"x10"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Painting Laguna Coast

A few weeks ago I joined some friends in the late afternoon to paint in Laguna Beach.  I don't often paint outside during the winter months, so I was caught off guard when the sun disappeared WAY before I had a chance to lay in my colors!  I was unprepared for that.  I think I'll stick to painting outside when the days are longer. Of course it really didn't matter that I failed to paint much, it was just beautiful being outside in the brisk air taking in the view.
Wendy painting...into the sun. Not easy.
Laguna Coast, sun setting behind Catalina.