Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fine Art America - Winter Scene

Here is my newest piece a plein air piece that I started out in the sunshine and finished sitting in the car. I was in Sedona a week or so ago and another winter storm blew in. I it available as a print on Fine Art America- and since I just lowered my prices on FAA! You can order it as a print or framed all on the same website. Go to FAA

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fine Art America- Lower Prices for 2011

To help jump start 2011 I went onto my Fine Art America site where you can order reproductions of many of my oil painting, photographs and monoprints and dropped prices dramatically. Really dropped them. I want them to be affordable and good quality. FAA makes a good product already I just needed to fiddle with the dollar signs! Take advantage of it and take a look when you have a chance. You can order just a poster, printed on canvas, or all framed up and matted.
I found that I really miss the mono-printing, it was so freeing and just plain fun. I would use color much more boldly and without concern. Hopefully I will have some new pieces to post this New Year of wood cuts and monoprints. I will also be plein air painting in Irvine California getting ready for a fundraising show for the Irvine Preserves in Ca. Can't wait! I will post that new work as soon as it is ready to frame up.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Handmade Walnut Pochade Box

I am so excited to show this to you all. Jerry Pond is a friend of mine, an amazing painter, and also a very skilled woodworker. Being a plein air painter, Jerry knows what we all need in a good travel pochade box. He has designed these boxes and then hand builds them. They are made with great care and attention to detail. Besides the travel box he also makes little thumb-boxes.
This size is perfect for when you don't want to drag around your tripod. Or if you want to remain a less conspicuous, say in a coffee shop painting the people around you.
Jerry's prices are more than reasonable, his craftmanship is excellent. Jerry would be happy to talk with you and answer questions you might have.
Here are the details.
You can contact Jerry Pond at 928-634-1212 or 928-310-5832

Thumb box is offered in two sizes, 5"x7" and 6x8". It will accommodate 20mm and 22mm tubes. Holds two panels, w/tripod adapter, in black walnut. $125.00 & 150.00 plus shipping.

Standard pochade
8"x10" & 9x12" , in black walnut. Holds two panels, with tripod adapter.Will accommodate standard size tubes. $175.00 $200.00 plus shipping.

In Stock: (2) 5x7", (2) 6"x8", in black walnut. (1 ) 8'x10, (2) 9"x12),l in ash.

A thumb box provides opportunity to paint anywhere, with out need for a tripod. I recommend sitting .sketch pencils, standard ,chrome finish ,wood ,cocobolo. 30.00. miniature ,chrome finish,wood,same or choose type. 25.00.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Arizona Fall Colors

I finally got out to paint. Went down to the Farm at South Mountain to capture this little tree and its wonderful fall color. There was no wind, and you could hear the leaves as they fell. 11"x 14" oil o board.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

March Garden Show at the Shemer

Join me for a fun outdoor show at the Shemer on March 19th, 2011. I am so excited about being asked to show with this group of artists. My booth will be filled with new paintings, many of them florals, and some new designs in accessories including bags and purses. Mark your calendars to head to Camelback & Arcadia in Phoenix. Email me if you would like an invitation mailed to you. I will have more information on my Facebook page and here on my blog.