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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, 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.  
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.

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" 

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!