Friday, July 21, 2017

New blog site

Not sure why, but this blog site no longer works with my iPhone, so as of today, 7/21/2017, here is my new blog site:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Experimenting with gouache these days. Still feel clumsy with it, but it is interesting to see how it is different from watercolor.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Boats on Bodega Bay

Painted this scene on Bodega Bay. My friends Lola and Kat painted with me that day and afterwards we enjoyed delicious oysters and champagne. A beautiful day!

Johnson's Beach Day

When my friend Lola visits from Madrid, we love to hang out on Johnson's Beach. We go early and rent two umbrellas, thereby creating a lovely shaded area on the edge of the river in which to paint and enjoy the beauty of the river.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

At Water's Edge

Painted this while out on Tomales Bay with my friends Lola and Kat. I think it is done, but I will check over it again. I notice that this photo of the painting does not capture the sky variation in the actual painting.....not sure how to solve that issue...,

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kuhr-Norris Studio & Gallery

Yesterday was Guerneville's 1st Friday Art Walk and it was also a busy day for Suzy Kuhr and me. I finished the school year (and turned in grades for 150 students), then headed to see Suzy's show at Betty Spaghetti restaurant. Afterwards, to our gallery to host visitors for Art Walk. It was HOT, so fewer people than usual climbed the stairs to our space. Still, it was lovely to have guests in the gallery talking about art!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Art Walk is coming up

Art Walk is June 3rd....just 4 days from now! I will have a full studio, with new works hanging, plus some paintings coming back to me from Betty Spaghetti restaurant. It will be a busy week of prepping, plus it's my last week of school and grades are due! Can't wait to have time for some serious plein air painting!!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring Clouds

This is a painting of a view in Duncan's Mills (done from my memory of a day when the sky was a sort of stormy blue-gray).

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Art Walk fun

Had a great Art Walk on April 1st at 
Kuhr-Norris Studio & Gallery. Lots of people came to celebrate & buy art!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

1st Friday Art Walk on April 1st

In addition to showing new works by Suzy Kuhr and myself, this month we are featuring the art of Mary McDaniel of Healdsburg. Expecting a festive evening!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Plein Air Morning

Spent a beautiful morning doing plein air work in Armstrong Woods with my friend and amazing artist Douglas DeVivo of The Blue Door Gallery in Guerneville. Douglas worked on plein air collages and I painted. As always, the tranquility of nature provided perfect inspiration.

Work in progress

"Stormy Sky" 10 in. by 10 in. on cradled wood panel. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"River Watch" finished & sold!

I loved painting this photo of the Monte Rio bridge. The reference photo was taken by my dear friend, Steve Pedersen. It sold to another dear friend from San Francisco.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Finished & Sold

Added just a few more details after this photo was taken (to add more of a feeling of light). It sold right away 😊

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Tomales Bay

Celebrated the new year with one of our favorite excursion to Tomales Bay to eat oysters & paint. It was beautiful, but quite cold this year, so after our oyster feast we found an indoor spot to paint (at Gourmet Au Bay in Bodega Bay).

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bodega Bay

Lola & I enjoyed a wonderful painting excursion to nearby Bodega Bay one day. Too cold to paint outside, so we found a room with a view (and champagne) at Gourmet Au Bay.

Happy New Year!

Here's to a creative 2016!