Summer on the California Coast

  So far this summer, I have been dodging the fog to paint our glorious Coast. Garrapata, Carmel Highlands, and Davenport Landing have been some of my plein air subjects. I also painted some new oak meadow spring pieces with wildflowers and one of an old sycamore tree with a … Read More

Spring in Tuscany

A sparkling highlight of my painting year was a trip to Amsterdam and Italy with Richard. In Amsterdam, I was inspired by Van Goghs colorful paintings with their rich texture. I also visited the Dutch masters at the Rijksmuseum. The Rembrandts, Vermeers and Israels paintings exhibited masterful use of light … Read More

Painting in Northern New Mexico

This past September, I traveled for a week with my friend and fellow painter Jean to the high country of northern New Mexico. Jean has visited there many times, and she guided us to many wonderful sights around Santa Fe, Abiquiu, and Taos. I know now why New Mexico is … Read More

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Painting at La Rusticana de Orso

Learning to Paint is a life long journey, and that is what keeps the voyage interesting! In the spring of this year, I attended a painting workshop at La Rusticana De Orso, a vineyard and gardens developed with inspiration from Italy. Two other SCOP artists also participated. Randall Sexton, a … Read More

Everybody’s Ocean

Everybody’s Ocean is a show exhibiting at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) December 2014 through April 2015. They are showing my painting Grand Coast (36″x48″), and it is well positioned by the curator. I chose sustenance as my theme. Not only is the ocean the basis … Read More

Mt Rainier and the Hoh Rainforest

In August of 2016, I traveled with my friend Sue Elliott, who is on a quest to paint in all 50 states. We went to Washington state, with its diverse terrain and climate. We chose Mt Rainier, the Hoh rain forest and the Olympic Coast to give us a taste … Read More

Painting Provence

In May of 2016, I traveled to France to paint with Marie Gabrielle in her home area around the Luberon Valley and Hill Villages of Provence. Every day we traveled  to a new village, each with unique architecture and old world flavor. We were served delicious food by our hosts … Read More

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