Thursday, November 24, 2011

Arles in Autumn
9 1/2" x 13"  oil on board

The Virtual Paintout is in Arles, this month, van Gogh country! But since I had already painted near the center of town, I decided to move out towards the countryside. It is beautiful here, as you can see!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ivory Roses
16" x 20" oil on canvas
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Please visit my gallery at The Daily Paintworks.

This painting was originally part of a benefit auction, and it was/is for a good cause. I will still send all proceeds (after tax and shipping) to Oxfam International in the buyer's name. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Road to Arles
9 1/2" x 13"  oil on board

I actually painted this piece back in May. That was when The Virtual Paintout - a challenge where you paint from the Google map - went to Cote d'Azur. I, however, turned the wrong way and went west to Arles, where I went van Gogh crazy and decided to paint where van Gogh himself might have painted, setting up our easels side by side as it were. You can read about it here.

So when The Virtual Paintout went to Arles this month, I was thrilled! This little piece is one of my favorite paintings, and now I can show it as it was meant to be seen!

You can see more of my work, or purchase this painting (or many others) by visiting my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stevens Creek
12" x 16"
oil on canvas

Plain and simple, I am in denial about summer's demise. I can't believe it's over, I can't let go. My heart belongs to long days, sultry heat and when stepping down to a quiet little brook, you can dip your toes in the cold water - what bliss. 

Stevens Creek Park in Cupertino has just such a creek, which runs from the Santa Cruz Mountains down to San Francisco Bay, but right here it is rather shallow and slow. It's a place where on a hot day you can just take your shoes off and dip your toes in the water. Or you can set up your easel and paint. 

This painting is available through my page at The Daily Paintworks. I hope you'll visit me there.