Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

8" x 10"
More veggies. thinking about how many brushstrokes and composition. 

Sunday, May 30, 2010


8" x 10"
Italian brocolli  tonight. Ashley is here for one more day and Mia arrived this morning so I didn't get started until late. It would have been so easy to miss a day. 

Saturday, May 29, 2010


10" x 8"
Blackberries in a glass dish- it was hard to do. 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Night

8" x 10"
I found corn in Trader Joe's tonight. Still having a good time painting food out of the refrigerator. I'll just stick with this until it doesn't feel right. Today was a really good day. Ashley is home for the week-end, Mia arrives on Sunday and with any luck Ariel will come up too. Then I finally got an interview for a job, then I opened the mail and found a contract fro the signal box project. I know eventually I would get to do one but Long Beach chose two artists to get started right away, and I get to be one of them.
I'll be at Long Beach Blvd. and Roosevelt. Here they are my studies again.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Franklin Canyon

8" x 10"
It was nice and I went out for a little while today. The wild mustard caught my eye. 
Hopefully wildflowers tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday night lemons

6" x 8"
This is really the last night painting in the dining room. Granny gave me some of Billy Doolittle's lemons so I felt that enough reason to stay inside one more time. Getting out early tomorrow to Mulholland unless it's raining  ( in late May). Thinking of the wildflowers on Thursday. Everyone reports purple flowers that aren't lupines on the other side of the Grapevine. 

Monday, May 24, 2010


6" x 6"
Jeff got these at Farmer's market  yesterday. 11 o'clock. I'm tired but hope to go outside tomorrow. I'm painting these still life ptgs at home in the dining room. It's just a matter of time before paint gets all over something. These are taking more time than I thought. but maybe I'll pick up speed.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


8" x 10"
White mushrooms. I'll keep working on this.

Friday, May 21, 2010


6" x 8"
More produce- I bought a bunch of stuff in Ralph's today. Students in the studio today so I didn't get started until late but her it is- habaneros, jalapenos and an ortega. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010


8" x 8"
I got behind yesterday. the painting just wasn't working and I kept fussing and fussing. I'll probably paint yesterday's over. But I like these tomatoes. Heirlooms for dinner. I've had this thought a couple of times and probaly should follow up- "is there paint on the vegetables? "


I did this last night but it needed some more paint today. so I'll do another painting today and then I'll still be on track.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010



6" x 12"
It was raining when I got up. Not motivated to go to the studio and paint outside. I remembered that I picked beets at Granny's yesterday.
I filled out another application today- Granada Hills Charter High school is looking for a Visual Art Instructor.

Monday, May 17, 2010


I painted the onions again and I feel so much better. Last night did NOT work out. As much beloved teacher John Lincoln said..'but you tried so hard.' hahhahh 
still on track for one painting a day. 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday - just in time

6" x 8"
I just finished this and it's still Saturday. I had class in the am, ran around in the afternoon. Jeff is moving his gallery and also has to drive to the bay area tonight. I wanted to get outside but couldn't til 7 when he finally took off.  I found a good spot to paint but the light was changing, the fog was coming in and it was cold...and windy So I drove to Von's and bought pears and red onions.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Still life with oranges. 6"x 8". I've done this so many times before but I just love the blue against the orange. Hope to get outside tomorrow.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


it's really hard to make a painting on demand. I applied for a teaching position today- one that I need and would actually want to do, REALLY. took me two days. cover letter, teaching philosophy, cd with student work and personal work and the personal work printed out. then I got there and the secretary was just buried in applications. how many 100's of other applicants are there.
here's my painting

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

still working on images from the signal control boxes - from Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach.

Monday, May 10, 2010

study for the signal control boxes in Long Beach

I am applying to paint signal control boxes in Long Beach again. I love this format. This study measures 12" x 6". Wouldn't it be good to see this as you were driving down the street. My other mural is at the corner of 6th and Elm for those of you from Long Beach.