Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Memory Line - in Coronado

Memory Line
Oil on Linen on Panel

Artists know that some times we are just stopped in our tracks by the beauty around us.   Came across this lovely party by the Hotel Del Coronado this summer - as I was trying to find a public restroom for my son?!  
It was after a nice dinner that we went for a stroll with my sister's family.  And then we stumbled upon this beautiful sunset at the beach.  Perfect timing. The twilight was mesmerizing.  A favorite memory of Coronado Island for all of us.  Luckily I had my camera, so I could capture the scene for one of my paintings!

Also luckily, my son was a good sport about mom's obsessions, after the bathroom visit:-)

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Colors of Hard Work

The Colors of Hard Work
Oil on Linen on Board
To Purchase

This past week I had the opportunity to paint in Down Town Los Angeles for the first ever Los Angeles Plein Air Festival.   Talk about a different kind of Plein Air experience:-)   

The city is full of beauty.  The Colors of the Toy district are just up my alley!   And whether your audience is made up by sophisticated collectors, kids and homeless or intoxicated onlookers.   Art can always serve as a connecting point bringing endless fascination, opinions and shared joy.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

By Monahan's

By Monahan's
Oil on board

Quick little sketch where I wanted to keep the freshness of a plein air piecein the studio and keep my light and shadow areas in mind.