Nov 25, 2013

Three Boys Arm in Arm

Three Boys, Arm in Arm, 12"x12"

I'm dropping off new paintings today at the Studio Shop at Burlingame. It's like my children leaving home.

Nov 24, 2013

Keeping Watch

Keeping Watch, 18"x18"

This is a redo of a painting I first did when my son left home. The feelings are still there, 34 years later.

Nov 23, 2013

At the Boonville Hotel

Many thanks to the Boonville Hotel for hosting my work with such style, and for hosting my husband and myself for a wonderful weekend getaway. I can't imagine a better place to escape the Bay Area, just 2 1/2 hours away. --

Nov 21, 2013


Breeze, 24"x60"
Sometimes I paint from ideas in my head. Other times photos help. Then I can take out the wrinkles and sags. A cheap face lift.

Nov 20, 2013

Blue House and Backyard Party

Blue House, 30"x24"                                                                 Backyard Party, 30"x24"   
Writers can do rewrites. How about artists? The painting on the left,"Blue House", always felt a little sad to me, like I was the one being left behind. I waited a couple of years and turned it into a gathering of friends. Thank you to the companions on the journey when the kids leave home.

Nov 18, 2013

Birthday Party - 6 Panels

One challenge for me as an artist is to keep painting fresh. My latest new thread that I'm following is what I call narrative sequences, groups of 5 to 8 panels, 12" tall, that can be rearranged in different orders, making different stories. This one is called "Birthday Party".

Rain Forest

I'm often asked where my inspiration comes from. My son and daughter have always been patient models, but now they are also thoughtful critics and insightful peers, sending me websites and videos and accompanying me to beautiful landscapes. Not to forget the man behind the camera as well...