These paintings include some of Michele’s recent sales, and are no longer available. If you are interested in acquiring a similar painting, consider contacting the artist for recommendations or to arrange to commission a new painting.

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    Above the Shore 9x12

    Above the Shore 9×12

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

     

    This plein air California painting was created with the inspiration of the Eucalyptus groves which frequent the coastal areas. It was painted in California’s Central Coast area, near Aptos. – mh

     

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    $500.00$600.00
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    Autumn Escape, 9x12

    Autumn Escape 9×12

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

     

    Autumn brought out the gold color of the vines. The vines and some hillside bushes were backlit. The distant hills were shrouded by the morning mist. I enjoyed the quiet, painting alone during the pandemic.

    This painting was accepted by the juror for the Monterey Plein Air Painters’ 2021 Signature Exhibition, in the Pacific Grove Art Center. I’ve painted with these artists many times over the years and am myself a Signature Member.” – mh

     

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    $500.00$600.00
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    Big Falls New Growth 12x9

    Big Falls, New Growth 12×9 SOLD

    Unframed size: 12″ x 9″; framed size 18″ x 15″

     

    This plein air California painting was created plein air in Yosemite Valley. I never tire of the great power of the earth exhibited by the huge canyon walls of that park, dwarfing us small humans. – mh

     

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    $245.00
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    Big Sur Morning

    Big Sur Morning 9×12

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

     

    “In the spring, I go on retreat with several of my painting friends to an area close to Big Sur. From this location, we are able to get an early start painting and catch the light coming up over the mountains to the east. This painting was made in the early morning with the sun lighting parts of the Bixby Bridge on highway one as it travels along the coast to Big Sur.” – mh

     

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    $450.00$525.00
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    Coastal Spring, 24x36, oil on linen canvas

    Coastal Spring 24×36

    Unframed size: 24″ x 36″; framed size 32″ x 44″

     

    “The California coastline has many bays and headlands that are pleasing to the eye. I found this scene looking south from the Pigeon Point Lighthouse area, on a day when the clouds were quite remarkable. The blooming wild mustard and the oxalis formed a colorful foreground, and an overgrown trail led my eye into the scene. The headlands of Año Nuevo, breeding ground for elephant seals, lies in the distance. The yellow flowers of spring are complemented by the lavenders of distant hills and cloud shadows.” – mh

     

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    $3,800.00
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    Cruising the Coast 12x9

    Cruising the Coast 12×9

    Unframed size: 12″ x 9″; framed size 18″ x 15″

     

    “I painted this plein air painting near Davenport, along the California coast. The large raptors float the updrafts along the coast. They are similar to windsurfers a bit further north in their use of the onshore breeze to support seemingly effortless travel. The birds floated over my head as I painted, so I added them to my painting. – mh

     

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    $500.00$600.00
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    Day at Moss Landing 11x14

    Day at Moss Landing 11×14

    Unframed size 11×14

     

    “Painting at the overlook above Kirby Park and Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, on the central California coast. This place is a bird sanctuary, and one where I have been drawn in the past to create small paintings.” – mh

     

    $600.00
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    Demijohns 9x12

    Demijohns 9×12 SOLD

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

     

    Painted at the Watermill, in Posara, Italy. These jugs were used to store olive oil. They lined a wall at our host villa there. Some still had their wicker baskets attached. – mh

     

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    $500.00$600.00
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    Dune Morning 9x12

    Dune Morning 9×12

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

     

    Out painting with a group of fellow painters, I was captivated by the light rimming the dunes with their blanket of ice-plant. Monterey Bay shown in the distance. Painted plein air. – mh

     

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    $500.00$600.00
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    Falls from the River 12x9

    Falls from the River 12×9 SOLD

    Unframed size: 12″ x 9″; framed size 18″ x 15″

     

    This plein air California painting was created plein air in Yosemite Valley. Of our great National Parks, Yosemite is the one I love the most, and have visited the most. – mh

     

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    $245.00
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    French Poppies, 12x16, oil

    French Poppies 12×16 … sold

    Unframed size: 12″ x 16″; framed size 16″ x 20″

     

    This painting is of a scene I encountered on a recent painting expedition to the south of France with a group of other painters. It was the first of two paintings. The village on the hill is Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, a village in the Luberon Valley. During late spring, the Flanders Field poppies splash the meadows with their bright red color. I wish I were packing for another painting vacation in France. – mh

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    $800.00$900.00
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    Full Moon Sail 9x12

    Full Moon Sail 9×12

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

     

    “This plein air painting was created near Santa Cruz. The triangular shapes of the sailboats add to the soothing sight of ships floating on the Monterey Bay. I had the bonus of seeing the full moon rise during this late afternoon painting session. – mh

     

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    $500.00$600.00
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    Luminescent Sea, 11x14, oil

    Luminescent Sea 11×14

    Unframed size 11×14, framed size 17×20

     

    “One day there was a break in the rain and the sun appeared through the clouds. The Sea turned a luminous shade of green. I painted feverishly to capture the moment. This location is close to a favorite surf spot on the East side of Santa Cruz called Pleasure Point.” – mh

     

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    $600.00$700.00
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    Magnolia Bloom 18x18

    Magnolia Bloom 18×18

    Unframed size: 18″ x 18″; framed size 25″ x 25″

     

    I planted a magnolia tree several years ago. It is the first large tree to bloom on our property in Soquel each year. Back when I lived in Berkeley, I shared a home with several like-minded adults and kids. I had a room on the second floor with a balcony that looked over the back yard of a neighbor. They had a large pink magnolia that would bloom every February, when all else was bare and gloomy. The bright pink blossoms are a real promise that spring is near. I planted one of these trees here in our Soquel garden and sure enough, it blooms every February to March. This year with stay at home orders, I took time to paint the blooms.” – mh

     

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    $1,100.00$1,300.00
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    Point Lobos Spring 12x16

    Point Lobos Spring 12×16

    Unframed size: 12″ x 16″; framed size 18″ x 22″

     

    Point Lobos State Park lies just south of Carmel, CA, and 30 minutes north of Big Sur. This is the first oil painting I made at the China Cove overlook in Point Lobos. For the first time, I saw the emerald waters and the gold cliffs beyond. A mother seal and her pup were playing in the surf, and I painted her in. The scene took my breath away.” – mh

     

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    $725.00$825.00
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    Rocky Beach 9x12

    Rocky Beach 9×12

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

     

    This plein air California painting was created near Pescadero, California.The rocky coastline of the Pacific north of Santa Cruz is interspersed with sandy beaches and elevated landforms ideal for my setting up of my easel. – mh

     

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    $500.00$600.00
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    Shades of Blue, 24x30

    Shades of Blue 24×30

    Unframed size: 24″ x 30″; framed size 30″ x 36″

     

    This painting developed in my studio from a smaller plein air study made on the California coast, within a state park. On a sunny day, the waters here are remarkable shades of blues and greens. Particularly where there is sand beneath shallow waters, the teal, jade and ultramarine blues come out. As I was looking north at the headlands in Big Sur, I felt again how small my part is in the greater whole. I am humbled and thankful to be here.” – mh

     

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    $3,000.00$3,300.00
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    Sunrise Glow 16x12

    Sunrise Glow 16×12

    Unframed size: 16″ x 12″; framed size 22″ x 18″

     

    “I woke up early to catch the autumn light on the trees. The sun rose up over the granite cliffs just as I set up my easel. I worked diligently to finish before the light changed and before the day got uncomfortably hot.” – mh

     

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    $700.00$800.00