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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, April 28, 2013


"Spring Blooms,"  oil sketch, 5"x7"  - (update sold)
Aaah roses, one of the biggest challenges for me as an oil painter.  When spring arrives and roses start blooming I am reminded to keep working through the my hesitation to paint them.  I used to paint roses often as a watercolor artist.  I didn't seem to have the difficulty I feel trying to paint roses in oil.  I'll keep painting the beautiful colorful varieties I see this spring and summer.  At least they are a lovely subject to look at while you paint them! 
I recently located photographs of some watercolors I had done many years ago.  I thought it would be fun to show you this rose painting. "White Blooms," watercolor, 18"x24" painted on Arches cold press paper.
"White Blooms" - watercolor

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