Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Garden City 2

"Garden City 2"
watercolor (6" x 6")

Look at the colors in this one!
Fun, wouldn't you say?

Today's little gem is available, click here if you like.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fair Oaks and Union St, Pasadena

"Fair Oaks and Union St"
watercolor (12" x 12")

Another view from my daily perspective...
this is from driving our daughter home from school.
And yes, that traffic light was green,
and yes I did take the photo while driving.
Is that like texting while driving?
a no-no?

Today's piece is available, email me if you are interested

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Looking Up

"Looking Up"
watercolor (12" x 9")

A neat perspective isnt it?
Always good to be looking up...
just don't trip over your toes!

Special pricing for this painting today, email me if you are interested.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hollywood Beach, Oxnard Ca -Sold

"Hollywood Beach, Oxnard Ca"
watercolor (8" x 28")

A week spent at a gorgeous beach house
makes for some good inspiration!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bass Lake 2

"Bass Lake 2"
watercolor (8" x 6")

One of my favorite places to go to decompress and recalibrate myself is to my parents house.
Not really because they are my parents (well that does help... love ya Mom and Dad!),
but because they live in the small town of Oakhurst, Ca.
 Oakhurst is just 15 miles outside of Yosemite and a short 15-20 minute drive to Bass Lake.
And all the gorgeous greenry, rivers, and wildlife in between!
My parent's house is nestled under oak and pine tress on the edge of the Fresno River....
idyllic to say the least.
On our last trip up there we visited Bass Lake...
today's paintings are drawn from those moments.

"Bass Lake 1"
watercolor (6" x 6")

 These "Bass Lake" paintings are available...special pricing for the two, email me if you are interested.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Independence Square in Quito, Ecuador

"Independence Square in Quito, Ecuador"
watercolor (7" x 10")

There are many things that I love about teaching private students.
One is that they often come up with the most unusual references to paint....
or even better,
they come back from their travels with great photos to choose from.
Thanks Fran, this was a fun one!

Today's painting is available, click here if you are interested.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pink Tulips

"Pink Tulips"
watercolor (6" x 6")

A little piece of color for you!

It's available, click here if you are interested.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Venetian Colors

"Venetian Colors"
watercolor (6" x 6")

Daily Paintworks (DPW) did a lovely interview of me 
and they are giving away a recent painting of mine.

So if you want a little insight into me
click here to read.

Today's painting is available,
click here if you are interested.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New York City's Fog

"New York City's Fog"
watercolor (24" x 18")

Another piece with a foggy are the other two I did a while back

"Chicago's Fog" (14" x 21")

"Another Foggy Day in San Francisco" (11' x 26")

They would make a nice ensemble, don't you think?
All are available, email me if you are interested.

Monday, August 11, 2014

8th and Los Angeles

"8th and Los Angeles St"
watercolor (10" x 20")

Look at this! 
The September issue of Southwest Art Magazine...
here I am in the editorial "Life in the City" featuring 5 Urban-scape artists.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

San Francisco, Riding Through the Wharf

"San Francisco, Riding Through the Wharf"
watercolor  (12" x 12")

Some good news to share!
I will be included in an editorial piece in Southwest Art Magazine.
The article highlights artists and their work specializing in "Urban-scapes"
and will be published in the September 2014 issue.
Which should be in news stands and bookstores any day now.

Today's piece is available, email me if you are interested.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Red Apples

"Red Apples"
watercolor (6" x 6")

The perfect snack!
Go ahead...pick it!

Click here if you want this little gem in your kitchen

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Beautiful Old Town Pasadena

"My Beautiful Old Town Pasadena"
watercolor (12" x 16")

Wishing you a lovely summer day...stay cool!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

San Francisco III

"San Francisco, III"
watercolor (16" x 12")

Chinese food any one?

Today's piece is available, curious about it? me

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

El Molino and Colorado, Pasadena

 "El Molino and Colorado, Pasadena"
watercolor (12" x 16")

Wishing you a lovely day!

Today's piece is available, email me if you are interested

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Beachscape III

"Beachscape III"
watercolor (6" x 6")

Time to cool off....
let's walk along the shore,
 and put our toes in the water.

"Beachscape III" is available,
click here if you want it.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


watercolor (22" x 22")

Isn't it funny how a name can pop into your head....
and it sticks!
 "Bettina" came to me during yesterdays workshop.
I was right in the middle of teaching my students
 that they too can paint a large elephant piece...just follow my 3 simple points:
1. Simply draw and paint shapes (do not focus on depicting an "eye" or the "floppy ear"),
2. Let the values do the descriptions, and
3. Use colors to make it read right

Anyway..."Bettina" is what came of it.
My students did so well, maybe next time you will join us?

Today's painting is available, email me if you are interested

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Old Pasadena, Colorado Blvd I

"Old Pasadena, Colorado Blvd I"
watercolor (12" x 16")

If you have been following me for a bit, 
you will know I have been doing a storefront series off and on.
Today's painting continues on with the series...
but takes it closer to home, Old Town Pasadena.

"Old Pasadena, Colorado Blvd I" is available, email me if you are interested

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Winderlea Vineyard

"Winderlea Vineyard"
watercolor (6" x 6")

One of the many treats of teaching watercolor painting
is that you can live vicariously through your students reference photos.
This private student spent the weekend visiting (and tasting) various wineries in Oregon.
Looks like a delightful place to be, including to paint and to taste the wines. 

"Winderlea Vineyard" is available, click here if you are interested.

Friday, June 6, 2014

A Pasadena Icon-Sold!

"A Pasadena Icon"
watercolor (16" x 12")

If you are local to Pasadena, Ca
you all know what this is...
it truely is an iconic image around these parts.
I never tire of painting it.
Have a fabulous and joyous weekend!