This online store includes both plein air and studio paintings.
Each may be purchased with or without a frame.
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  • Above the Mist, 12x16

    Above the Mist

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

     

    “One recent summer, as Richard and I drove to San Francisco on Highway One, we reached the area around Pescadero State Beach. We noticed that the meadows on both sides of the highway were blanketed with wildflowers in bloom. The dunes were covered with colors: pinks and lavenders, golds, oranges, and white. I took several photos at the time.” – mh

     

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  • Beach Crescent 8x16

    Beach Crescent

    Unframed size: 8″ x 16″; framed size 12″ x 20″

     

    “The California coast never fails to enliven and inspire me. The format I used here, twice as wide as tall, accentuates the wide expansive beach at this location, and is my representation of the area near Monastery Beach. I found many spring wildflowers in bloom, with the beach in the middle ground.” – mh

     

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  • Big Sur Big View

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

     

    “Traveling south of Carmel on Highway One, there are many places to pull off the road and admire the view. The area depicted here represents one of my favorites. The view is so vast and the colors of the ocean, on a clear day, are enchanting shades of blues and greens. The location depicted here is one I return to again and again to meditate and to paint.” – mh

     

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    Big Sur Morning

    Big Sur Morning

    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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    $320.00$380.00
  • Coastal Muse, 24x36

    Coastal Muse

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

     

    “This painting was the largest and final in a series I made depicting this area. I find in this painting that the path down and the curving beach make a pleasant s-curve composition. The viewer is positioned overlooking the beach from the dunes near Pescadero. The bright flowers in the foreground contrast with the fog off in the distance, giving depth to the painting.” – mh

     

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  • Five Fingers Trail, 11x14

    Five Fingers Trail

    Unframed size 11×14, framed size 17×20

     

    “Elkhorn Slough National Wildlife Preserve provides 1700 acres of open space to hike, paint, and see wildlife. This is a favorite trail of mine as I always enjoy painting oak trees and the golden meadows that surround them in the summer. I painted this on location and was able to stand under a large old oak tree keeping cool as I worked.” – mh

     

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    $600.00$700.00
  • Hacienda Lupine, 12x16, oil

    Hacienda Lupine

    Oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″ painting, with frame 18″ x 22″.

     

    “On the grounds of Fort Hunter Liggett in central California, lies the fascinating structure known as The Hacienda. Below The Hacienda and in front of the recently restored Mission San Antonio, lies a meadow carpeted in the spring with blue Lupine and orange California Poppies. Hacienda Lupine is my interpretation of this peaceful place, freshened by a recent spring mist.” – mh

     

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  • Hillside Vineyard, 9x12

    Hillside Vineyard

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

     

    “This painting represents a small study with the compositional design of radiating lines. The olive trees with their blue green leaves contained the vineyard. The farm house creates a distant focal point as the radiating vines lead you into the painting. I enjoyed the day with painting friends, as I worked on this piece in a vineyard in Correlitos, CA. Autumn color abounded on the pinot vines and their oranges complement the blue sky. Back in the studio, I used this painting as a guide to create a larger painting.” – mh

     

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  • Iceplant Trail, 12x16

    Iceplant Trail

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

     

    “I painted this plein air, on the coast near Pescadero. I am most at peace while in the open air and surrounded by the beauty of trees, the ocean, or the gardens we humans have created. The Iceplant turns shades of burgundy and orange, colors which are said to radiate warmth and energy.– mh

     

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    Pacific Edge, 11x14, oil

    Pacific Edge

    Unframed 11×14, framed 18×21

     

    “I am fortunate to live close to the Pacific Ocean and protected areas along the coast. A favorite itinerary of visitors to the area is to take a ride along 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. ‘Pacific Edge’ was painted at a pull off along this route. The waves were large this day and the tide was high. Off shore rocks broke the waves, creating cascades of ocean spray into the sky. An intriguing home sits on the bluffs overlooking the sea. The blue of the sky and ocean are complemented by the gold cliffs leading down to the sea.”

    – mh

     

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    not rated $480.00$560.00
  • Pinot Vines, 12x16

    Pinot Vines

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

     

    “Central California is where I live and do most of my landscape painting. It is an area known for spectacular coastal scenes. But it is also an area with a rich agricultural heritage. From a painter’s perspective, the vineyards spread across the hillsides make fascinating subjects…” – mh

     

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  • Provence Poppies, 18x24

    Provence Poppies

    Unframed size: 18″ x 24″; framed size 24″ x 30″

     

    This painting is of a scene I encountered on a painting expedition to the south of France with a group of other painters. 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. Looking at my paintings and photos can take me there in my memory and imagination.” – mh

     

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  • Shades of Blue, 24x30

    Shades of Blue

    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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  • Surfin' Spot, 12x16

    Surfin’ Spot

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

     

    “This location is along the coastal road between Santa Cruz and Capitola, in California, It’s six or so miles from my home and studio. This is one of my favorite places in our community; I love to walk here and enjoy watching the surfers and the changing colors depending on the time of day…” – mh

     

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  • Winter Colors, 9x12

    Winter Colors

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

     

    “This pastoral scene is located within a county park in inland California. After the first rains, the colors of the grasses change from gold to green. The red barn provides a nice complement to all the greens. I am always attracted to these peaceful scenes. I painted this as a class demo for my students in my Soquel studio.” – mh

     

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Most paintings are done on canvas, though occasionally Michele paints directly on prepared wood boards. Larger works are painted on stretched canvas. Many of her plein air works are on canvas panels - with canvas adhered to wooden panels prior to painting. The inspiration for Michele's paintings are in the world all around us. She seeks to capture her experiences and with these representations touch your memory and imagination.