Mar 25, 2012

Mar 18, 2012

Not In a Hurry, 8"x20"

This painting is dedicated to Laura and Anna and Annette and Sue and Sandra and JoAnne and Chris and Kathie and Penny and Susan and Kim.

Mar 14, 2012

Snowy Peaks

Snowy Peaks, 24"x18"
I changed the sky four times on this one. The mountains are my favorite part.

Mar 7, 2012

Mar 6, 2012

Lighter than Air #4

Lighter than Air #4 - 45"x24"
My kids are so big now, 17 and 20. I still see them this way in my mind, skinny and scruffy, and I'm surprised when they get off the airplane or commuter train and all so grown up.

Mar 5, 2012

A Toast #2

A Toast #2 - 30"x40"
After I painted this, Bonnie and Rich and Sandra happened by my kitchen and laughed at their portraits. Can't make art without friends.

Mar 4, 2012

Log Bridge #2

Log Bridge #2 - 60"x43"
This is based on a canal we hiked past up in Nevada City. That girl looks so confident; I'd like to be like her.

Mar 2, 2012

Princess Cottongrass

Green Water, 48"x18"
 There's a Swedish folk tale called Princess Cottongrass. The little princess has wild wispy blonde hair like a common wild flower that grows in the far north. She falls in love with a moose and loses a heart on a gold chain, and she spends so much time looking into the water at the gold heart that she turns into the wildflower. You know, a standard Swedish folktale...

Mar 1, 2012


Stairway - 27"x17"
I have two old suitcases of my mom's by my easel. They keep finding their way into my paintings.