Saturday, November 28, 2009


I don't ever have to go far to find something that makes me want to paint. The images are not exceptional but the memory of the walk and the colors in the photographs push me toward the easel with plenty of ideas, cropping, stretching, combining two images, it is all fuel for the fire.

A good weekend in the studio is all I need. Well maybe a few tail wags and a walk too.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Progress and blessings

Second coat of paint on the two new diptychs.

The two vertical panels look to me like they want to be more... 3 4 or 5 panels long, a good panorama ocean scape.

Warmest wishes and much gratitude this holiday. As the darkness lengthens and winter days grow short, there is so much to be thankful for, health, dear friends and family and a boss that gives me the weekend off. Blessings and good cheer.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Good Stuff

Congratulations to dear gal pal Monica Wiesblott, Los Angeles Printmakers newest member! See her submission HERE. Well done.

A new (to me) cooking blog that I adore. 101 Cookbooks by blogger Heidi Swanson. A big thanks for the wonderful recipes. Life is savory and sweet.

I am back to work in the studio. New paintings are bubbling forth and printmaking is making some good background noise. Seems I will be focusing on the seashore once again, in duplicate, possibly triplicate.

Rough sketch in of lines and background on a long diptych... with bit of pooch on the side.

Second diptych with two vertical panels soon to be 3 or 4 and with the first coat of paint.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sullivan Goss Exhibitions

My fabulous Santa Barbara dealer, Sullivan Goss, has had some server woes and website snaffus this past week. They have three fantastic shows up right now, truly not to be missed. Here are the video links to peruse before heading over to see the real thing. It's a great way to spend the holiday weekend with the family... wandering through the galleries, lunch at the Arts & Letters Cafe and perhaps, maybe, take home a painting!

Video brochures:

100 Grand Exhibit

John Nava - Facing West

Lastly, with only a couple weeks left, Robert Townsend.

Go, see, do.... then report back.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Recession? Let's talk

Joanne Mattera posted this article on her blog recently "What recession?"

It's worth a look and a gasp. Perhaps it's heartening but maybe just out in left field.

I love Joanne's blog. She has a fabulous article every week "Marketing Mondays". Great information for artists at every level.

A few more wee prints to ponder on Etsy

Two framed, two just matted but all ready and willing to find new homes. Find them listed at my shop on Etsy HERE.

Desert Vista drypoint etching 2x2" matted and framed 8x10"

Homestead etching 2x2" matted and framed 8x10"

Central Park 3 color linocut 2x2" matted 8x10"

Central Park aquatint 2x2" matted 8x10"

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Prints on Etsy

I just uploaded new prints from my archives to my Etsy shoppee. Aquatints, etchings and drypoints Oh My. All ready for the upcoming gift giving season. More to come!!

Wetlands aquatint 4x4" matted to 14x11"

Waterway drypoint 4x4" matted to 14x11"

Desert Vista drypoint 4x4" matted to 14x11"

Sea sugar lift etching 3.75x9.75" matted to 12.25x16.5"

Keys Sky framed reproduction image 5.75x6.5" finishes size 13x14"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sullivan Goss - new exhibition

A new show opened at Sullivan Goss last Thursday - 100 Grand. An exhibition of 100 paintings all priced at or under $1,000. A show of affordable gems to take away for that last minute holiday gift or to spruce up the house before guests arrive.

Susan Bush the gallery director has narrated a wonderful video on SGTV to show off some of the work that can be found adorning the gallery walls. Here are my four contributions to the new exhibit. Show runs through January 2010.

Island Pass 12x12" oil on birch panel

Late Island Spring 12x12" oil on birch panel

Wayward 12x12" oil on birch panel

Westerly 12x12" oil on birch panel

Sullivan Goss
7 & 11 East Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA
805 730 1460

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