Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I'm getting sort of behind on my daily blogs. There's a painting in the studio for Sunday that hasn't been posted. I probably won't be doing small daily paintings as regularly because I'm working on the signal box. I sanded and primed it on monday, taught all day on tuesday and today I started the first side. I'm not quite finished and will be in Long Beach again really early again tomorrow. Then off to the Sierras for the 4th and I'll post what I can from Bridgeport. Hope to have the box by mid July at the latest. Check out this photo of Harper who dropped by with Ariel.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday afternoon at the studio

10" x 8"
an insane amount of information in these aerial landscapes. I just keep trying to get it right.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday Night

10" x 8"
this might not be done because I got a call to pick Mia up from the fabric district and I had worked on it long enough anyway. will look and see if it needs a few more touches and re photo. then out to the roof again for the morning. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Watermelon Pluoits

9" x 12"
We bought these pluoits at the Farmer's Market on Sunday. They are called Watermelon Pluoits for their wonderful pink color I'm guessing. I made arrangements to start my signal box cabinet in Long Beach next week. I'll try to keep daily painting but the boxes will be a huge physical job. I really fell off this week. I think this is only my 13th blog and today is the 23rd of June. Part of the problem is how hard it is to work at home. I started getting little spots of paint in the house then ended up on Sunday dropping a tube out of my french easel and someone stepped on it and brought permanent green footprints in and all over the rugs. So I lost a day renting a carpet cleaner and trying to get them out. ahhhhhhh not a new story unfortunately.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday- Korea Republic-Nigeria 2:2

Sarah and I painted on the roof today. It was all hazy and I was about to do a still life in the studio when the sun came out just a little on these yellow buildings. I should get Sarah to post some of her paintings.  We were working away but there was a commotion below in the park that has one of those HD TV's. Not long before I realized it must be World Cup. It went on for hours and the whole time people were screaming and singing the Korea Republic national anthem. I can sing it for you. 

Saturday, June 19, 2010


9" x 12"
We had a model session in the studio this morning then Sarah stayed for the afternoon to paint in the deck. It's a beautiful day and in continuing with my pool theme I found a roof top pool that I did not really get but here it is anyway.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Night

8" x 10"
more houses and hills and pools. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

from last night

10" x 8"
I'm looking at the Holywood Hills and trying to find the backyard pools that look like turquoise jewels.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Morning in Oakland

8" x 10"
We're staying with Ashley and I got out at 6:30 while the girls slept in a bit. This is nearby corner. I was talking to Mia about why it is so much harder to do a landscape painting on site than a still life indoors. There are issues of changing light, finding a location and body temperature ( I froze today until the sun came up). But most of all the challenge is editing the information, there is just so much to see outside. I've had a good couple of days painting.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday in Santa Cruz

8" x 10"
Alex graduated from UC Santa Cruz today. We attended in the ceremonies then Ashley Mia and I drove north on Highway 1. They found a place to pick strawberries and I found a place to paint. I've missed a couple of days in my daily comittment because of teaching, schedules and unavoidable problems. I hope that's the last. Will try to get another painting in before we leave in the am.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


10" x 8"

Across the street there's a trumpet tree that's in full bloom.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Afternoon

9" x 12"
This is oil on panel again. It's a different feel than canvas. Headed for a busy week of teaching and organizing the summer. All are welcome to work and study in the studio and the saturday model sessions are still ongoing. 

Saturday, June 5, 2010


oil on hardwood panel
This is Friday's painting- on one of Sarah's boards. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday Night

10" x 8"
Here's the latest. Wonderful white flowers that are blooming outside. Have to find the name.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wednesday and I'm through at 3:30

10" x 8"
I think I finally did everything of interest in the refrigerator. On to florals today and maybe tomorrow but I have to get to the studio because I 'm starting to notice little spots of paint in the house. unavoidable but there's no excuse. 

Apricots from last night

8" x 10"
I'm a little late in posting this. I hope it still counts as a daily painting if it is not exactly finished until the morning. I'm starting on today's right now.