Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"West Coast Marina"

This is another one of my paintings from the landscape class at the Academy of Art University, S.F., Ca. I used the most detail on the boats to set up the focal point and as things recede into the distance yellow disappears 1st, then red, so things get bluer and softer and less intense in the distance. This is an 11" X 14" oil on canvas. Click here to buy at $500.00 unframed.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"Autumn on the Farm"

This little farm is below eye level. My goal was to feel as though you are looking down into the scene. I added a bit of extra yellow to the trees by the barn to strengthen that area as the focal point. This is an 11"X14" oil on canvas. Click here to buy for $500.00 unframed

Monday, December 29, 2008

"Coastal Foothills"

This is the 2nd painting for my Academy of Art University, landscape class which is totally on-line. I am hoping the trees and trailer feel like the focal point because that was what I was after. This is an 11" X14" oil painting and is $500.00 unframed.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Mackville Looking West"

The next group of postings are all paintings I completed for my graduate level landscape class at the Academy of art in San Francisco. This one is 11" X 14", oil and is looking out across my backyard at the Mackville Ranch in Clements, Ca. It is a quiet peaceful place. It is $500.00 unframed. Any feedback is welcome.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

"Tent Tops" Sold

I painted this 6"X 8" on-location at the Ca. State Fair. It sold for $350.000 unframed. It was done in acrylics. Those tents are so charming I may have to go back next year to paint some more. I know that squinting is the key to seeing values clearly...even if it does give me wrinkles!

Friday, December 26, 2008

"Red Tractor" SOLD

This wonderful red tractor is a favorite subject...I have to many favorite subjects. It is an oil on masonite board, and is 5 7/8" X 5 7/8". It sold for $150.00 to one of my teachers. I was so excited! It made my Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

SOLD "Coffee for Three"

"Coffee for Three" is a 6"x8" oil still life inspired by the memory of my Dad. We loved to sit and drink coffee early in the morning. A donut would make it perfect!
To buy this painting for $150.00 click here.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I should have posted this first. This was my midterm project for my Cityscape class. It is interesting because this arch has lights all year not just at Christmas.
"San Francisco as the Sun Sets" I just finished this painting for my Academy of Art final. I may still go back into it and add a few more details . It is a 36"X48" oil painting and I really wanted it to have that wonderful mood that only S.F. can have as the night begins to creep in. I will take it over to the Knowlton Gallery in a few weeks. It is so nice to be on break from both my M.F.A. class and teaching high school. This painting is $4,000.00 to purchase click here.

I have done 2 50/50 shows at the 20th Street Gallery in Sacramento, Ca. that is when you paint 50 paintings in 50 days. I wish I could do that all the time but between studying and teaching it can be a bit stressful. I really want to have some fun with my art.