Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Half-Blue House
(St. Petersburg, Russia)
13" x 9.5" oil on board

The Virtual Paintout went to St. Petersburg Russia this month, and though there were many wonderful sites to see and places I really would have liked to paint, I came back again and again to this quiet neighborhood. Why? I guess because it seems like a really nice street to live on. Lovely old houses, big yards, lots of gardens and trees. My kind of place. If you'd like to see it yourself, click here!

You can buy this painting through me ($40, click the Paypal logo on your left, or through the Daily Paintwork website. I hope you will visit my Gallery there to see more of my work. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Almond Trees in Bloom

Almond Trees in Bloom
Cuesta Park Annex
11" x 14"  oil on canvas

 The almond blossoms have once again put on a great show at Cuesta Park Annex. Even though it's been said before, we worry that this will be the last year we have such a lovely display. The city would like to "change" this undeveloped piece of land and make it "better". Put in a basin, in case there's ever a flood, build paths and tear down trees, etc. Progress.

Those of us who spend time there understand this is a beautiful place that should be valued, protected, and left as is.

This piece is available from the Daily Paintworks, or may be purchased directly from me. I hope you will visit my Gallery at The Daily Paintworks. Thank you for looking.