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EVENTS AND SHOWS:

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 www.balboaislandartwalk.info

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. http://www.artafair.com/


Friday, December 20, 2013

Apple Study


"Apple Study on Table," oil 6"x6" - (update sold)

Having some fun at the end of the year painting  little oil studies.  I'll need to begin larger complex still life paintings soon.  It's been a few years since I have entered an Oil Painters of America juried show.  Thinking it's time...so I've got my creative thinking cap on, working through some ideas and sketches.  But these little paintings are a nice diversion (procrastination) for now!  

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

"Autumn Warmth"

"Autumn Warmth,"  11"x14" oil on linen.
In between painting for the three Small Works Holiday Art Exhibits I am in this year, I worked on a few larger paintings.  Here is one of my most recent pieces.  I brought together my rust-orange colored shawl with a piece of tapestry for added texture and interest.  I had just gathered fresh eucalyptus leaves from my neighborhood and wanted to paint them.  Keeping with a warm palette I added the golden delicious apple and lemons.  A few lovely treasured objects, a silver vase and my grandmother's Bavarian tea cup, complete my still life composition.  I greatly enjoyed painting this and the challenges it presented me.  I hope the autumn feeling draws you in....pour the hot tea!

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Friday, December 6, 2013

"Little Gems of Art and Jewelry" - Holiday Art Show

"Pomegranates and Floral Cup," oil  6"x12" - $595.  Available at Segil Fine Art Gallery.

Opening Saturday, December 7th, "Little Gems of Art and Jewelry," at Segil Fine Art Gallery.  Visit Segil Fine Art Gallery in Old Town Monrovia, for their 11th Annual Holiday Small Works Show, www.segilfineart.com   Show closes December 31, 2013.

"Holiday Sparkle," oil 6"x6" -  update sold at Segil Fine Art Gallery.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"Holiday Treasures Salon 2013" Debra Huse Gallery


"Holiday Treasures," at Debra Huse Gallery, December 5 - 29, 2013.  229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA. www.debrahusegallery.com  
Here are my three paintings at this wonderful annual show.
"Silver Creamer Arrangement," oil, 8"x8" (Update sold  and received First Place Award )
Shown in its beautiful frame, "Holiday Silver," oil 6x8 - available.

Shown in its beautiful frame, "Winter Tea," oil 6x8  - update sold.
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UPATE: Last night at the opening of the show!
My Painting, "Silver Creamer Arrangement," received First Place award!  Wonderful honor and lovely way to start the Holiday Art Shows!!
Artist David Allen, Gallery Director Linda Johnson, Amanda and Debra Huse Artist and Gallery Owner.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mandarins with Copper

"Mandarins with Copper Vessel," (update sold at Randy Higbee Gallery, "Six Inch Squared,") 

I wanted to pack a lot into this little one.  I loved adding all the little details and small brush strokes into the copper.  Painting my favorite colors (combinations) helps to make this a happy piece for me!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Silver and Lace

I have been enjoying painting the complexities of silver over the past year.  For this new painting, I pared an unusual creamer with an old lace table cloth and added the leaves with berries on it.  I thought the setup had a nice tonal quality about it.  In order to capture that, and paint it, I filled the still life with overall natural soft light and had only one direct spot coming from the top.  It was interesting to experiment with different light sources.  In the end, the drama is still on silver, but maybe in a more natural softer way?  "Silver and Lace," oil on hardboard, 6"x6" - (update sold at Randy Higbee Gallery, "Six Inch Squared.")

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Winter Tea Cup

"Winter Tea," oil 6"x8" - (update - sold at "Holiday Treasures Salon"  www.debrahusegallery.com 

I borrowed this sweet cup (I have long admired) from my sister.  I thought it was high time to paint it!
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Monday, November 4, 2013

"Beyond Boundaries," California Art Club Exhibit

I was delighted to see that my two paintings were hung next to my dear artist friend Marie Tippets!  Here were are on opening night of "Beyond Boundaries," at Randy Higbee Gallery.  Thanks to all of you who came!  It was a fun and busy night visiting with so many people!
 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

California Art Club, Orange County Chapter Exhibition opens Saturday, November 2nd at Randy Higbee Gallery. This is sure to be a wonderful show filled with exceptional paintings by a group of very talented Southern California artists.  It is an honor to have two paintings juried into this show. 
"Pomegranates and Silver" 8x10 oil.
"Icebergs of Summer" 12x9 oil.
 
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

City of Laguna Beach Fine Art Exhibition

At the opening of the annual City of Laguna Beach Juried Fine Art Exhibition, at City Hall, with my painting, "Culinary Trio."
My artist friend, Tony Salvo, with his terrific painting, "Very Cherry, Cherry Pie."  The exhibit closes December 2, 2013. 
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Beyond Boundaries," California Art Club Exhibit

"Pomegranates and Eucalyptus," oil on hardboard, 8"x10"
 
I am thrilled that two new paintings, "Pomegranates and Eucalyptus," and "Icebergs of Summer," have been juried into the California Art Club Exhibition, "Beyond Boundaries."  This is a special Orange Country Chapter Exhibit at Randy Higbee Gallery.  Opening reception, Saturday, November 2, 6-9pm. Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus, Costa Mesa, CA.  Exhibit closes November 16th.
 
Amanda painting pomegranates at Segil Fine Art Gallery in September.

"Icebergs of Summer," oil on hardboard, 12"x9"
 
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Organized Chaos

Getting ready for an art show tomorrow. Decisions, decisions!  I probably have over 40 paintings I could bring.....but not enough room on my outdoor grids!  The weather says "sunny day" for the outdoor show "Newport Beach Art in the Park" - at Newport Beach Civic Center near Fashion Island.
 
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pumpkin Painting

"Pumpkin Trio," oil on hardboard, 6"x12" - (update sold)
 
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Summer Travel and Oil Sketches

I'm a little behind, this post should have been in August! While on vacation in Idaho, I enjoyed having the opportunity to paint in my sister's new "art barn" at her ranch.
My sister Linda's wonderful art studio! Wish we had this kind of space here at home.
"Red with Garlic" 6"x8"
I had a fun time doing a variety of loose fruit studies.
"Plums on White Cloth" 6"x8"
"Mom's Peaches" 6"x8" - sold.
Sawtooth Valley, Idaho....it's not hard to find inspiration! It's beautiful, peaceful and fills your soul.
My sister, Linda Lawler is a landscape oil painter, residing in Orange County and Idaho.  This summer she was invited to exhibit at the Redfish Lake Visitor Center.  Here are some of her beautiful paintings of the surrounding Sawtooth Valley.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Las Laguna Gallery Exhibit

Two of my paintings, "Peels and Slice," and "Sweet Grapes,," (on the left) at "small works - BIG TALENT," exhibit at Las Laguna Gallery, (located between the Sawdust Festival and Art a Fair) in Laguna Canyon, closes August 28th.

A wonderful festive opening night!  Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with new (themed and juried) exhibits each month. www.laslagunagallery.com

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Balsamic Garlic and Herbs

"Culinary Trio," oil on hardboard, 8"x10" - Available.
 
Selected for City of Laguna Beach, 2013 Juried Fine Art Exhibition. October 15 - December 1, 2013 at City Hall, 404 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach.  Please contact the artist directly to purchase the painting framed in dark wood with gold inside border, $525.
 
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

White Summer Roses

"Graceful Blooms II," oil on hardboard, 6"x6" - update sold
 
The blooms of summer will soon fade with the season.  I have greatly enjoyed my new found passion and delight in painting roses.  I hope you have too!
 
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Small Works Still Life

"Walnuts with Copper Orange," oil on hardboard, 5"x7" - (update sold)
 
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rose Garden Paintings

"Rose Abundance," oil on hardboard, 8"x10" - Available.
"Old Glory," oil on hardboard, 8"x10" - (update sold)
I have continued with my newly inspired subject....rose gardens!  I will be showing all of my new landscape paintings this weekend at the SOCALPAPA Paints O.C. Parks and the Back Bay - Art Show & Sale, July 20 & 21, 10am-4pm, Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA.  A beautiful location for the show! A portion of the sales goes to the Newport Bay Conservancy.  Hope you can stop by, thank you!
 
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Newport Beach Back Bay Show

Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21.

I will be participating in this wonderful annual art show and sale next weekend.  Located at the Muth Interpretive Center in the Back Bay, Newport Beach, CA.  Come view the beautiful landscape paintings from the Southern California Plein Air Painters!

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Cottage Roses

"Cottage Roses," oil on hardboard, 8"x8" - Available.
Peach roses in San Juan Capistrano (CA) along the historical Los Rios Street.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Sweet Grapes Oil Painting

"Sweet Grapes" oil, 6"x8" - (update sold)
 
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Roses in Bloom

"Full Bloom," oil on hardboard, 8"x8" - (update sold)
 
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Painting Sketch

"Fruit on White," oil, 6"x8" - Available
  
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Magnolia with Plum

"Magnolia Bloom with Plum," oil on hardboard, 6"x8" - (update sold)

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Painting Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I gave a one day still life painting workshop at Segil Fine Art Gallery.  Here are some pictures from our fun day. 
Here is the painting I did during the demonstration.  I painted it from a photograph of a still life I created.  The other artists ("students") painted from the same picture.

Laura Segil, of Segil Fine Art Gallery has scheduled a variety of painting workshops through the gallery.  Let me know if I can answer any questions regarding painting demonstrations, workshops or private painting lessons.  Thank you!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Open Studio at Randy Higbee Gallery

"Sunflower Arrangement, " oil on linen, 9"x12" - Available
This is one of two paintings I did during a fun one-day open studio event at Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA.  Several times a year Randy welcomes artists to enjoy painting still life set ups or figure drawing/painting with a live model at his large gallery and frame shop.  It's a wonderful opportunity to meet and paint with other artists.  Randy charges a small fee to enjoy the studio and provides a delicious spread of cheeses, fruit, crackers, wine and more! www.randyhigbeegallery.com and www.kingofframe.com 
Artists painting still life set ups.
Here I am painting one of the vignettes I helped to create for the event.
 
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