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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.

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's high time to blog and paint again.  Unfortunately, I got sick soon after I returned from my exciting trip to Paris.  June turned out to be a slow month recovering.  Feeling chipper again, I'm back to doing what I love most....painting. 

During my annual summer trip to the Sawtooth Valley (in Idaho) last week, I painted a few still lives.  Gathering up items at my sister's ranch, we created some fun setups inside the barn. With all the beautiful landscape outside, we had never thought of setting up inside to paint.  The natural light streaming in was perfect, also the magnificent view out the window.

"Country Kettle" oil on wood panel, 8"x10"

Inside the loft of the barn.

"Western Stories" oil on wood panel, 10"x8"

My sister Linda.

View from the barn, Sawtooth Mountains.

This is "4th of July Lake" in the Sawtooth Valley.  It's a beautiful hike up to the lake.  We were surprised by all the snow still there.

1 comment:

  1. I love these photos Amanda, and the paintings are
    really good! The Kettle with the Lemon looks perfect!
    I didn't know you were unwell, and am so glad to hear you are back to
    feeling yourself. Hoping to see you soon.