Sunday, April 20, 2014

Showing at Lifvendahl Gallery!

I am very excited to be showing my paintings at Lifvendahl Gallery next month (opening reception is Friday, May 2nd, as part of Guerneville's 1st Friday Art Walk). All the paintings I will hang there have never been shown before. This painting is of a view from Duncan's Landing.

Spring Colors

This is a barn I pass on my way home from school each day. One afternoon as I was driving home, I noticed that the colors of spring were particularly bright around this barn, so I stopped and took a photo.

Spring Morning in Armstrong Woods

I love this spot in Armstrong Woods Park. It is breathtaking. I went there to paint one morning over my spring break. It is one of the most challenging vistas I try to capture because there must be 95 different shades of green. I think I will keep trying to paint it for the rest of my life....

Dry Creek Barn

This was painted over my Spring Break. It's a barn in Dry Creek. The colors in the spring are truly amazing!

River Aflame

This was painted in the fall. I sat on the beach in Monte Rio. Painting has made me appreciate the colors of all the seasons more fully, as I pay attention more.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My studio

This is my painting area. It is tiny, and the lighting is not ideal since it is a basement space. However, I feel so fortunate to have a space dedicated to painting!

Spring Break painting

Over my Spring Break vacation, I painted most every day. My goal was to create lots of new paintings to show at Lifvendahl Gallery (Guerneville, CA) in May. One day I painted at the Regional Park on Eastside Road in Healdsburg. There is a lake there that always has great reflections. I'm finishing this painting in my studio.

Spring Morning at Duncan's Landing

The springtime means beautiful color everywhere, including along the Sonoma Coast. This was painted at Duncan's Landing on a spectacularly bright spring morning.