Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Laguna Beach Painting & Moraine Park oil

This painting was done at the Rocky Mountain National Park this July. It is at Moraine Park- it had rained everyday but still really beautiful. The fog hung so low over the peaks and just rolled slowly over the meadow. This is the Fall River- it is one of my favorite spots. Oil, 20x 16" "Fog in Moraine Park" and will be hanging at the Estes Park, Earthwood Gallery in


This painting was done last week in Laguna Beach- the sun was just starting to go down and the beachgoers were taking in their umbrellas and gathering their kids. This has been entered into a SocalPapa Show- have to wait to see if it made it in. I hope so, I need another excuse to drive back to the beach. Their gallery in at the ferry dock in Newport Beach.
"Summers Day" 14" x 11"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Plein Air Southwest 2010/11

Yea! I was accepted into Plein Air Southwest 2010/11. We are given set dates to paint with in, we can paint in 5 states in the Western US. I love these sort of shows, it is a challenge to myself to make each painting better than the last one and to push myself to not use tried and true techniques. It is always awesome to see the work of the other artists- so much to learn from them.
Check out www.pleinairsouthwest.com to see the names of the artists in the show and where we will be painting.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fine Art America.com

I just uploaded the pic of "Peonies Study" on Fine Art America- it is available only as a greeting card as of now. Their cards are glossy and on good quality card stock- not the flimsy stuff. Go to www.fineartamerica.com then click on Artists- and then put in my name. Under location you can put in Tempe also. This little 12" x 6" oil on canvas can be purchased at the Earthwood Gallery in Boulder, Colorado. Ask for Ann or Ron at 303-444-3838

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Best of Show & Peoples Choice Awards at the Women of the West, Earthwood Gallery Boulder, Co.

Wow what a fun reception at the Earthwood Gallery in Boulder last night. Here are us gals - the Women of the West. Me, Dawn Normandi, Coni Grant and Margaret Jensen. Each of us have very different styles but all share the love of painting outdoors from life. I won the Peoples Choice and the Best of Show Awards so of course that made it all even more fun. This gallery is located on the Pearl Street , it is closed off to traffic and lined with large trees.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rocky Mountain National Park & Earthwood Gallery

I am in Rocky Mountain National Park- 63 degrees misty with the occasional sprinkles. Finished a painting under the back hood of my van. I will post that soon. This place is like a picture book with one scene after the other that is too amazing. So much to paint and draw and photograph. The Women of the West show opening is tonight at the Earthwood Collections in Boulder, Colorado. My new still lifes are in this show- we will see how they are received. We are all loving the weather. Huge billowy clouds form in just minutes. I have learned that the weather in this part of Colorado changes so fast. You need to always have a good jacket and hat in the car and sunblock for the intense sunshine. They don't seem to have a lot of air up here either. I am out of breath all the time.

Waterfalls are everywhere- tumbling with huge rocks- rocks the size of a van. The next picture is of a double rainbow- with the colors as pure as paint. This place is totally worth planning a family trip to. Stay in Boulder or Estes Park and bring your hiking shoes and camera.