Please join us for an Artist Reception at the lovely Counterpoint in Golden Hill, San Diego on May 5th 2016, beginning at 5pm. Feel free to come any time that evening and have a drink with me. My art will be displayed for up to 3 months so stop by anytime.
I recently went to Indio with some good friends for an Arts and Craft retreat. I spent 3 days painting. 2 oil paintings and a small watercolor for my Dad’s birthday. All in all it was a wonderful weekend.
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I’ve finally carved out a little time to complete an oil painting. It’s been difficult over the past year, with 2 young children to make time to really get lost in a painting. It feels so good to be back! I’m hoping this will be the start of a train, or transportation series. I already have my next painting in mind, so stand by.
I finished a quick study of my daughter Ivy last night from a photograph I took while we were camping this winter. I feel it captures her vivacious spirit and fun personality, not to mention the pure volume that comes with being a 2 year old. This is a smaller painting, 8″ x 10″ oil on canvas.
I did a triptych a couple years ago of my husband, son and myself. It was painted in three panels because I always hoped we would have another child and I could add her in a panel. Well, my family is finally complete as I finished Ivy Dale’s painting last night. I’ll photograph it with the other panels soon, but it’s really wet and I don’t want to risk moving it as the sides are painted. What do you think?
I was contacted through http://www.bendystar.etsy.com to do a commission as a Christmas present. It was a great experience working with this client and together we found the right image to work from. I altered the background of the photograph she provided from the airport to a more natural setting.Here are some of the things she said about the painting, “The painting is absolutely perfect…Because of your wonderful and special talent, we have a family keepsake that will be cherished forever. You have captured Mike and Kyla perfectly! Thank you again…You have been awesome to work with.” -Kathy