Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Recently finished




In January I went to Avalon. Ig was beautiful and no one was there. I did two paintings of the same view. I pretty much finished the smaller one but only underpainted the larger. I finally finished it last week


12" x 12"
oil on canvas


8" x 8"
oil on canvas

And I just put a few touches on the poppies.


12" x 12"
oil on canvas


Monday, April 1, 2019

My Annual Trip








I drove to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve yesterday. It was a perfect day.
Although it was crowded I managed to find a spot to set up and got this 90% finished painting. Will take to the studio for finishing touches.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

From Palm Springs





All this rain has made the desert more beautiful that I ‘very ever remembered. I went to Palm Springs to see my friend Lynda Keebler’s exhibit and then stopped to paint on the way home. 

I’ll finish it in the studio . 
12”x 9”

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Blue






“Blue”
oil on canvas
18” x 18”

As I was posting this I was talking to myself about how long it took to get this painting to an almost finished state. I’m stopping work for now and may find something to change later .
But the crazy thing is that I started it February 1st  and today is the 5th. Want to keep moving with more work now.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Still working on Blue




I got some time in on my Blue  painting. I’m loving the time to really build up the paint with a palette knife. Looking to finish by the week end. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Continuing Collaboration

The 30 days are up but my partner Jim D’Evelyn and I are still talking about collaborating and how to structure work relates to what the other is doing.   I took off some days from painting  but really enjoy the conversations and problem solving that is involved. 
I want to work in a larger format and for longer than a day on each piece. 
While we are getting started ‘Blue ‘ is the theme for the next piece. Here’s where I got today. The underpaintingng and first coat of paint and I realize the red boat has to go. 
 18” x 18”




here's the stunning reference photo

J. D'Evelyn

See the whole project at  Timemaking 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Watercolors from the OC





These are two little sketchbook pieces I did looking down from the hills of Laguna Nigel. At first I didn't think the first one worked very well because there is so much going on with all the thousands of houses in the landscape. It's not perfectly successful but it's not as bad as I thought when I did it.  The second is an unfinished sketch of Dana Point.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Avalon in January

I went to Avalon after being absent for 10 years- is that possible? Here’s a scene I’ve done before . It’s pretty magical out there.

Rosie’s Fish Market
oil on canvas 
8” x 8”

Friday, January 11, 2019

Day 30!!!!!




‘Self Portrait in the 30th Day’
oil on canvas
14” x 11”

Omg 30 paintings in 30 days. This one almost killed me. Nothing like a self portrait to make you test your insecurity and self judgement. But I wanted to note the end of this project and how much it consumed me. Jim (my partner in the 30 day challenge) and I worked through holidays, family celebrations, bad weather, sickness and frankly sort of exhaustion at the end.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Day 29

'Studio Props 2'
oil on  canvas
10" x 8'

Maybe this was an odd choice. I was thinking of the poignant gravestone from my partners choice yesterday. I love painting white on white

Tomorrow is the last day!





Artist Ann Bridges and Photographer Jim DEvelyn are collaborating on producing one work each day for 30 days. Ann lives in California, and Jim in Washington. No theme or common thread as we begin, yet if one comes forth we may pursue it. Enjoy!


                       Please go to Timemaking to see our work day by day

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Day 28



'Studio Props'
oil on canvas
8" x 8"

I arrived at the studio this afternoon and once again I have a security problem. My storeroom door was smashed and the lock to the main studio was jammed and I couldn't get in. Eventually all calmed down and I went around the studio gathering object that I love - kinda like comfort food.

So here we are at Day 28 with only two days to go. If you haven't clicked on Timemaking to see the month long collaboration with Washington State photographer  Jim D'Evelyn it's worth a look. As we progressed the works start to hang together. And the humor is the best. Check out 'There's Always One.'


Day 27



‘Winter Beach’
oil on canvas
8” x 10”

It rained this week end. I went out and no one was there - just the life guard towers.

Artist Ann Bridges and Photographer Jim DEvelyn are collaborating on producing one work each day for 30 days. Ann lives in California, and Jim in Washington. No theme or common thread as we begin, yet if one comes forth we may pursue it. Enjoy!
Please go to Timemaking to see our work day by day.






Sunday, January 6, 2019

Day 26



‘Yellow House at 12 th and Cedar’
oil on canvas
9”x 6”

I went out with my friend Sarah Arnold who just loves this yellow house. There’s a lot going on -lots of gingerbread .

Here we are with only a few more days to go in the 30/30 project. Yeah, I can leave work after class and get up on a day off and not think about what or where I’m going to paint but that’s probably what I could be thinking every day. Will consider all of this in the days to come. 

Day 25



‘Wilshire and Western’
oil on panel
8” x 8”

I went out on the deck after class yesterday. It was just about to start raining but the gray sky made the color of the Wiltern even more turquoise.


Artist Ann Bridges and Photographer Jim DEvelyn are collaborating on producing one work each day for 30 days. Ann lives in California, and Jim in Washington. No theme or common thread as we begin, yet if one comes forth we may pursue it. Enjoy!


                       Please go to Timemaking to see our work day by day

Friday, January 4, 2019

Day 24



‘Wilshire and Oxford’
oil on canvas
8” x 8”

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Day 23

Studio Window 
oil on canvas
10” x 8”

Our theme today was 'windows'. This is what I see ot the window of the studio almost every day.



Artist Ann Bridges and Photographer Jim DEvelyn are collaborating on producing one work each day for 30 days. Ann lives in California, and Jim in Washington. No theme or common thread as we begin, yet if one comes forth we may pursue it. Enjoy!


Please go to Timemaking to see our work day by day

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Day 22





Stairs to Pismo Beach
oil on canvas
6” x 6”


We arrived at Pismo Beach last week  just in time to see the sun go down.


Artist Ann Bridges and Photographer Jim DEvelyn are collaborating on producing one work each day for 30 days. Ann lives in California, and Jim in Washington. No theme or common thread as we begin, yet if one comes forth we may pursue it. Enjoy!


Please go to Timemaking to see our work day by day