These original oil paintings are offered for a limited time at most affordable prices. These include seasonal and monthly specials, show specials for the artist’s exhibition events, and specials on a few of the artist’s “Little Gems” (9″x12″ plein air paintings.)

 

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    Bockius-Orr House 9x12

    Bockius-Orr House 9×12

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

     

    “This elegant, Italianate Victorian home was built for the Bockius family in 1870, and now houses the Watsonville Historical Society. Painting the detailed architecture was a challenge, as there are many details to the structure. The shadows on the building made for interesting patterns and contrasts during this morning plein air outing.” – mh

     

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    Coastal Shapes 9x12

    Coastal Shapes 9×12

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

     

    The powerful Pacific Ocean reshapes out coastline each winter, as storms pound the shore. I was attracted to the curves of this area near Pescadero State Beach. The tide was coming in, soon to wet the swath of beach beneath the cliffs.” – mh

     

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    Deputy Dawg 9x12

    Deputy Dawg 9×12

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

     

    The painting is named after this boat loaded with eel traps. A nice man told me what the orange barrels were, as I painted on the dock in Moss Landing Harbor.  It was the orange and oval shapes that attracted me, and of course the name of the boat. – mh

     

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    Gulch Grazers 9x12

    Gulch Grazers 9×12

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

     

    Arana Gulch is a popular walking area for many locals. The park sits just above the Santa Cruz yacht harbor. Occasionally cattle are used to graze out invasive species. The park is framed by tall Eucalyptus trees in the distance. The gold grasses of late summer are a warm complement to the cool greens of the trees.” – mh

     

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    Horse Haven, 11x14, oil

    Horse Haven 11×14

    Unframed size 11″x14″, framed size 19″x22″

     

    “During theOur Bounty‘ event sponsored by Pajaro Valley Arts, I was invited to paint on a large ranch in the Pajaro Valley Hills. The golden meadows contrasted with the dark oaks, eucalyptus, and pines. The horses grazing in the meadow challenged me to put paint down quickly to represent their forms. It was a great day of painting in the countryside.” – mh

     

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    Les Bassacs Window 9x12

    Les Bassacs Window 9×12

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

     

    Les Bassacs is the hamlet in Southern France where I stayed during the art retreat in 2016. So many fond memories. The French take great pride in beautifying their homes. Flower boxes in windows, where cats often snoozed, were one of the sites that inspired me to paint.. – mh

     

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    Saignon Cathedral 9x12

    Saignon Cathedral 9×12

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

     

    Saignon is a village in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. This painting was inspired by the view above the village where I climbed stairs with Mel and Helene to view the cathedral. The foreground wildflowers add a bit of bright color to the old stucco buildings with tiled roofs. – mh

     

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    Saignon Restaurant 9x12

    Saignon Restaurant 9×12

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

     

     Painted during a painting retreat in Provence, France. The village square contains fountains and alleyways that are fun to represent on canvas. The restaurant was closed during my visit, but I can imagine eating a delicious French meal here..” – mh

     

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    Shore Cottage 9x12

    Shore Cottage 9×12

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

     

    At any location, the plein air painter must narrow the scene to an image that she/he feels can be reproduced on 2 dimensions. Moving trees and omitting structures can sometimes create a more inviting image. This painting is my artist view of the estuaries around the Elkhorn Slough, where it meets the village of Moss Landing. I enjoyed the challenge of painting subtle reflections in the water. – mh

     

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    Snow Gum Eucalyptus 12x9

    Snow Gum Eucalyptus 12×9

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

     

    Our local university houses a large botanical garden that maintains plant collections from around the world. These trees are part of the Australian gardens. Their elegant white trunks contrast with the dark foliage below them. Painted on another fun plein air outing. – mh

     

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    Spring Music 12x9

    Spring Music 12×9

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

     

    This painting is one of a few mixed media pieces that I have worked on. The transfer of the music must be sealed off from the oil paint with an acrylic gel medium. I adhered the music, then waited until I was inspired to paint an image on top. The calla lilies outside my studio window, which bloom every spring, inspired me to create this piece.” – mh

     

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    Tuscan Farmland 9x12

    Tuscan Farmland 9×12

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

     

    “When I studied painting in the hills of Tuscany above Pisa, Italy, we traveled out from our apartment in Posara to the surrounding countrysides. We brought our plein air sets and painted at a new location each day. The hilly country offers many extraordinary views of mountains and of picturesque valleys. This was one of my favorites.” – mh

     

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    Winter Colors, 9x12

    Winter Colors 9×12 sold

    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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    $275.00
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