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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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Pair of Pears" oil on hardboard, 6"x8" (update - Sold)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Cups on Gingham" oil on linen, 6"x6"
"Persimmons" oil on linen, 6"x8"- (update sold).
I've been trying to get back into a still life state of mind....and finding my painting groove!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Crystal Cove Beach Paintings

Here are the two small loose oil painting studies I referred to in yesterday's post.
 "Cove Waves" oil painting sketch 6"x8" on hardboard
"Wave Breaks" oil painting sketch 6"x8" on hardboard

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Painting at the Beach

Last week I joined fellow artists for a beautiful day plein air painting.  It had been a long long time since I ventured outside to paint.  I was terribly rusty, but enjoyed every moment!  I'll post my two small studies as soon as I photograph them.  In the mean time, here are some nice shots to share.
Crystal Cove

Friday, September 7, 2012

Final pictures from the last week of the Festival of Arts.
Fellow artist Ron Azevedo with cast of Criminal Minds 
Greg LaRock with our wonderful Festival booth contractor Ron Weldon
Jeff Horn
Festival security guard Jan with fellow artists. Her last day and off-duty finally has time for a glass of wine!
Gar Gropser and Nancy Egan
Packing's all over.  I had a great time!
 One last look at the Pageant of the Masters "Genus" mural at the entrance to the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach.