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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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Coffee Cups Oil Painting

"Coffee Cups," oil on linen, 6"x12" - Sold
One of my favorite subject matters, along with the challenges of painting objects in white.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Amanda's Festival Space

Just a quick post. That's me having just finished up painting the color on my wall today.  I am across from Greg LaRock (fabulous plein air landscape painter and fellow artist friend...who was painting his baseboard), and to the left of my space is a long-time Festival exhibitor, Walter Reiss (seen in the back) will display ceramics. One week countdown to Opening Night Festivities, Saturday, June 30th.  It opens to the public the following day, Sunday, July 1st.  Open daily 10am - 11:00pm through August 31, 2012.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Silver and Plum Arrangement

"Silver and Plum Arrangement," oil on linen, 11"x14" - (update now sold)

I really enjoyed painting the small 6"x8" paintings with plums and silver (see posts below).  So, I thought I would compose a larger arrangement.   Just waiting for it to dry and plan to bring it to the Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Small Works Oil Paintings

"Blue White Yellow," oil on hardboard, 6"x8" - Sold

"Grapes with Silver," oil on hardboard, 6"x8" - Sold

Two new small works that I will be displaying the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. It's fast approaching, opens July 1st. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Oranges in Majolica Bowl

"Majolica Bowl with Mandarins" oil on wood panel, 8"x10"

I grew up with this bowl, or dish (?) it was always sitting on the coffee table.  I love the inside with the painted Florentine Medici Family Crest.  I'll have to figure out a still life composition where I can show the colorful inside.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Plums with Silver

"Plums with Silver," oil on hardboard, 6"x8" - SOLD.