The Watery Cave

The Watery Cave

On the third morning of our Channel Islands Plein Air Painting excursion, we attempted to anchor at Santa Rosa island. Captain Jerry said that the winds and swells were not going to allow for a good safe harbor, so after a brief bit of motoring around the island, we...

The Flower Farm

Last Saturday, the Studio Channel Islands Art Center gang descended on a flower farm in Somis, CA. On what was a beautiful morning with some billowy clouds above, many of us wondered around looking down rows of flowers to find inspiration for a morning painting. I was...
Figure Painting

Figure Painting

Tonight I begin again. Camarillo Figure Artists is the new group I will be hosting. It is a group of artists gathered to find our way through the evening while drawing or painting a figure with some snacks and perhaps a glass of wine in hand. In many ways this is my...

Strauss Trees

A few months back, I went with the California Art Club to the old Peter Strauss Ranch for a morning of painting. It was the first time in a long time that I had made the time to go out with them. Well, I did a painting that I was not really thrilled with, but over the...

Dogpatch Afternoon

So, I am happy today because I made my first sale form the new studio. “Dogpatch Afternoon” was one of the 4 paintings I finished while at San Onofre in June. A good friend and teaching partner, Christine Wood was meeting me in the studio today to discuss...

Blue Sky Art Center

So, if you’ve been watching my blog for any length of time, you would have heard me dreaming of the day when I could open an art center where a generous amount life and creativity would flow.  I am compelled to help myself and others to have eyes to see and a...

Limonera Way

I am so glad to be back in the groove after getting moved into my new studio. The SCIART Studios have so much energy. I hope to see many new faces wondering through the studios now that we have all come together into one place.  Not since my college days have I been...

Two for the Show

While spending a week soaking up the sun, making new friends and eating sparsely from my ice chest, I also painted at the San Onofre surf beach. I want to share one of the images here called “Two for the Show.” When I asked Jack, my VW man what year the...