Sunday, April 29, 2012

En plein air and en le soup

What a great idea... take the kayak out... get some exercise, sun, and do a quick watercolor sketch. With a swell and a breeze it was chaos. But fun!

And there was a really big boat!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Love the Grit

Rosslyn, 12 x 9, oil

I love LA. Our daughter Caroline is considering going to college in Los Angeles. If she decides on the southland, then I'll be happy to pay her many visits, and paint little-known scenes. Like this atop the Rosslyn Hotel in Downtown LA. Skid Row never looked so great to me. 
Thanks to Steve Hoegerman for this great photo of the Rosslyn (below). He saw my painting hanging in Gallery 113. And, after we swapped downtown stories (his were more interesting than mine), sent me this photo.

©Steve Hoegerman,

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Beautiful Skies

Generating Dreams, 16 x 20"
Besides the myriad of reasons to love living in Santa Barbara; one that tops my list is the drive home from Los Angeles. I have been visiting LA to occasionally paint urban scenes over the past 8 months. And as much as I love the energy that LA delivers, it's with a sigh of relief I round the bend just north of Ventura and get a glimpse of Santa Barbara in the distance. And if I am lucky enough to get to see a winter sunset, wow. Happy!

This painting along with a few others are now on display at Gallery 113, La Arcada, 1114 State Street, Santa Barbara.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thank You

Thanks to all that visited me last night at Gallery 113. It was a fabulous evening. I've nearly lost my voice from some much conversation. Notice the blurry photo. I was a bit nervous before guests arrived, my hand was shaky. My first visitors calmed me. Thanks Leigh, Meggi and Lori!! You're the best. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tonight's The Night, Under The Full Moon

Moon Track, 9 x 12", $600
It's going to be a beautiful evening for First Thursday tonight. We are just a day away from the  Awakening Full Moon. The evening should be warm. A lovely night for a stroll. See you at Gallery 113!

Gallery 113, La Arcada, 1114 State Street, Santa Barbara. 5 - 8 pm.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Perched on a Parking Lot

Up Fig, 12 x 9", $600
Santa Barbara is truly a beautiful city. For years I have taken note that some of the best views are from the top floors of the downtown parking lots. Here is a painting I did recently from the parking lot at Anacapa and Figueroa Street. I was spying from above. So fun to experience the city transform from day to night while the moon rose over the mountains. You can bet I will be doing it again!
This painting along with other is currently on display at Gallery 113. If you are out and about, stop by on First Thursday, April 5.

Gallery 113, La Arcada, 1114 State Street, Santa Barbara.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Skid Rose

Moon And Rose, 9" x 12", $600

Beauty in an unexpected place... a moonrise over the Roselyn Hotel and Skid Row. This and other LA & SB Paintings are hanging in Gallery 113, now through April 27.

Join me and fellow artists Debbie Watts, Jannelle Taylor, Karen Schroeder, Lee Coulter, Carol Lazar, and Michael Fisher this Thursday night, April 5, from 5:00 - 8:00, for the gallery's First Thursday reception. The work is outstanding. I am thrilled to be part of this gallery collection for the month of April.

Gallery 113, La Arcada, 1114 State Street, Santa Barbara.