Under the Bridge
Oil on Panel
A Select Collection of Paintings, Street paintings and Sculpture
Last night I finished my painting of Norway, and today my son sets foot in this beautiful country for the first time to meet my family that lives there. My brother David (now deceased) would be smiling to know our sons will be together.
My hope is to return there myself one day soon and take in more of the natural beauty that exists everywhere you look.
This country along my wonderful sister-in-law Liv have graced my life from very early on.
30" x 40" Oil on Panel
A lovely model, and certain push in my mind to seek out the best I could do. An appreciation for the moment and an enhanced understanding that this is a special privilege to mark down this impression of a human being and bring life to her image.
12" x 16" Life Study, Oil on Panel
Today I finished the portrait of Courbet which was started as a demo for the San Fernando Valley art club last week.
I am mystified by what comes over me as I step into the shoes of these master artists. I feel as though I am dancing with them, getting to know them as I work and follow their footsteps. Their voices echo in the chambers of my mind with my own paintings. I want so badly to reach these very special heights with my art.
My husband asks me what I want from my art. The only answer I can give is that I want to be the very best artist I can be while I have the breath to do so.
18" x 24" Pastel on Panel
How fortunate I was to get a choice spot in my class to paint this classic example of the human form. I studied carefully the subtle skin tones and anatomy. I want more.
I would love to spend a week doing nothing but painting the figure, having full access to models, paint, and a room of master artists to discuss the work. I dream this dream.
18" x 24" Oil on Panel
Wine painting is something I have always wanted to try doing, so when the City of Santa Clarita put out a call to artists to paint with something red, like wine or catsup etc... I jumped in.
I did this as a demo for the Red Slam event. Had a lot of fun doing it. May work at some wine events now, painting with wine : )
12" x 18" Wine on Watercolor Paper
Another perfect day during this spring in Bridgeport. I found a stunning view of my favorite mountain which sat very nicely in my composition.
As my painting buddy Ernie always says...
It doesn't get much better than this!
11" x 14" Plein Air Study in Oil on Canvas Board
Drawing with Paint in my Life Painting class after about a month break.
Good to be back at this, slide back a little bit but felt pretty good about the drawing. Have to concentrate more on colorful transitions in the skin tones. Felt like good practice though.
16" x 20" Life Study
Oil on Canvas
Another piece done yesterday at Bridgeport. Had not painted in a little while. Holidays and other things distracting me. It was so good to get out and work.
Maybe the break in routine was good and gave me fresh perspective and gratitude to be able to do what I love.
9" x 12" Plein Air Study
Oil on Panel
Did this small Plein Air study in the lovely community of Bridgeport today. So many views to choose from. A beautiful little community in Santa Clarita, CA.
8" x 10" Plein Air Study
Oil on Panel