Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pink Hat with Book

Another pink hat painting I did recently.  Abbie brought it in for her class that she teaches on Thursdays at my studio and I fell in love with it and begged her to leave it for a little while till I could do some paintings of it.  Pink is my color after all!

Pink Hat on Book
16 x 20

A super fun Plein Air Painting Trip with good friends

Scoping out some good painting spots up near Murphys, CA with Abbie and Andy, my super painting pals and wonderful friends. 

Beautiful fall colors everywhere.  Let's Paint!!

A great time of painting the beautiful scenery with good friends....;

Andy and Abby are the best painting pals!  We painted.  We critiqued our work at night.  We enjoyed super yummy dinners after a long day of painting. . And we watched art movies in the evening.  Are we total art nerds or what? Love hanging out with fellow artists!!

Thanks guys for making it a most memorable plein air Painting Trip. Looking forward to another painting trip sometime!!
Here's to some great plein air painting, wonderful artist camaraderie, and 4 star accommodations at Greenhorn Resort in Angels Camp.  Make Art!!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pink Hat

A recent still life painting I did in the studio.  This is Abbie's hat and she let me borrow it to paint.  Love the color! (pink!)
16 x 20
oil on board

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Best Birthday Party I've Ever Had

Conrad shared with us his Spin Art cycle the night before at Sacramento Bike Party and during the party.  It was a super big hit!  Pedal power and spinning paint make art!
Here's a pic from last night's Bike Party with the Spin Art in action:

Yeah--spin art was a big hit at Bike Party and the Birthday Party. 
Our musician friends are amazing!
Good friends and good food.  New friends and close friends. Artists and art models; art teachers and neighbors.  A wonderful mix of music, art, friendships and creative energy flowing and filling the studio.

 Wonderful music to listen to and dance to -  performed by some very talented friends and neighbors sharing their musical gifts with all of us throughout the evening.  An amazing mix of art and music, food and friends and fun.  That's the perfect combo for the best birthday party ever. 

We danced.  We enjoyed live music.  We ate delicious Mexican food catered by Juan In A Million (thanks to winning a low bid silent auction item at an Art Show earlier this spring).  We talk and laughed.  We met new friends and enjoyed the company of those dear to us. The studio and gallery was alive with  wonderful creative energy and everyone enjoyed a super fun party.  Thank you everyone for making Nov. 2, 2013 a treasured day in my heart forever.  I am truly blessed to have the richness of friends, art, music and creativity surrounding me and filling my life.