Monday, July 4, 2016

Foggy Morning

8"x 10"             oil

With this painting I was challenging myself to keep the colors very muted to capture the lifting morning fog against the cliffs.  The sun only illuminated some of the newly greened grasses on the hillside and the highlights on the ocean. It made my day when a lovely couple from Reno who were visiting our coastal area bought it to remember their trip. Thank you, Janet and James!


Marigolds and Oranges

7"x 5"            oil

I really enjoyed painting this still life. I love the contrast between the cobalt blue vase and the oranges and yellows of the fruit and flowers. A friend (and collector of my work) loved this piece too and bought it! Thank you, Cathy!


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Big Tree, Needle Rock House

11"x 14"                  oil

This wonderful old house, that is now State Park headquarters for the Sinkyone Wilderness, was built around the late 1800's and is said to be haunted.


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Eel River, Benbow

10"x 8"             oil

This view of the Eel River was painted while standing on the old Benbow bridge looking east toward the distant hills and the freeway overpass. I loved the shape of the tree leaning out over the river.
To purchase this painting please contact me through email at

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Kiss

6"x6"                oil

This was a commissioned painting from a photo that got water damaged. The young woman in the photo wanted to preserve this special moment in a more durable form. I abstracted the background and pulled the color of her hat into the picture in other places to balance the color harmony better. I loved the way the angle of her body created a dynamic diagonal towards him and completed a circle with the angle of his guitar. A very sweet picture!

Old Hen House, Community Park

6"x 8"                oil

It wasn't raining so my artist pals, Alicia and Diana, and I went to the Community Park in Garberville to do some plein air painting.  Cal Fire and the cons were there doing a lot of clearing and burning. They had already opened up a lot of the space between the barns and other old buildings, so the views were completely different from the last time I painted there. It was so much fun--but mighty chilly!
To purchase this painting, please contact me through email at

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Shelter Cove Sundown

5"x 7"                  oil

This was the view walking back towards the boat ramp. The sun was just setting, silhouetting the cliffs and trees while casting its brilliant light across the ocean and shore. I loved the warm light against the rocks, the wet sheen on the sand, and the lit up pools of water.