Jun 30, 2015

Transcendence #2

Transcendence #2

Homage to Oakland, my town.
"Blessed are those whose strength is in You, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs. The autumn rains cover it with pools."  Psalm84:5-6

Jun 27, 2015

Girl Dancing

Girl Dancing

I love twilight, when colors get so rich.
I pulled out a box labeled "ghosts" this week and read old journals. This painting was in response to all the storms I read about....

Jun 24, 2015

Breaking Bread

Here it is, the commission for Oakland City Church. Give it a minute or two to load...

Jun 23, 2015

Eye to Eye, Pink Sky

Eye to Eye, Pink Sky

Couples dancing, a metaphor I could return to every day.

Jun 21, 2015

Log Bridge Conversation

Log Bridge Conversation
I did this painting as I thought about a dear friend looking at another go round with chemo. May God be close and real to you, my sister.

Jun 12, 2015

Salon and Open Studio

Many thanks to everyone who came to my open studio last Sunday and the salon that followed. It was amazing! I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such creative people.

Jun 6, 2015

Day 9 of commission

Almost done... I hope to do the final tweeks the next two days and have it up at my open studio on June 7. Come by and see it on Sunday between 11:00 and 6:00.

Jun 5, 2015

Day 5 of the commission

The Oakland City Church commission is taking shape. It's 5'x9'. I have to sit on a low stool to do the figures--and then go upstairs and stretch afterwards! My favorite part is the girl on her father's shoulders in the middle

Jun 4, 2015

Day 1 of Oakland City Church commission

Here's the start of the chapel painting for Oakland City Church. The base coat was pink, and then I started fleshing out the basic composition. I love working big. Dana gave me a great gospel CD that gets me moving.

Jun 3, 2015

Chapel Commission

I'm working on a very fun commission, a 5'x9' canvas for the chapel of Oakland City Church. The congregation is very vibrant, a bright light in the Upper Fruitvale. I'm excited to do something on this scale with all races coming together and breaking bread.

Jun 1, 2015

Lighter Than Air #9

Lighter than Air #9
I was on TV! A news crew came to the Sou'wester when I was doing a residency there, and they included a 5 second clip of me. Check it out at http://goo.gl/9FFz47. It brings back the whole wonderful experience to me, complete with raindrops on my sketchpad. I can't wait to go back.