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Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos   July 2011

Painting paradise en plein air with my friend, Karla Forbes, a local Providenciales artist.

Temescal Gateway Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Palisades, CA   

One of many great painting days with my best plein air pal, Melanie Nogawski (in right photo).

http://melanienogawskiart.com

Equinox, Santa Monica, CA   

My first solo show.  Many thanks to Eileen, Amy, Equinox

and everyone who was part of the great turnout on this wonderful event.

My drawing, Male Head, has been chosen from some 600 works of art

for the Annual Brand 40 Exhibition.

The show opening is on Sunday, September 17, 2011 from 6 - 9pm at:

Brand Library Art Galleries

1601 W. Mountain Street

Glendale, Ca  91201

Main Street Community Gardens, Santa Monica, CA   

There was something majestic about the 3 red cabbages that caught my eye as I walked past the community gardens.  So I hurried back with my paints and easel, but someone had already absconded with one of the cabbages ... presumably for dinner?

Summer - Fall 2011

June 2011

Summer plein air painting...

March 2011

July 2011

Correspondence from Riley, a 4 year old emerging artist from San Francisco ...

Her letter on right reads:  “I (heart) to paint and draw!  By Riley”

July 2011

AUGUST 2011

Will Rogers State Park, Pacific Palisades, CA  

Today’s plein air painting was off the fun meter!  My lovely horse models, Cherry, Shasta and Tucker, had trouble holding still, but it’s all part of the fun!  Notice photo on bottom right...a young doe bravely came beside me to nibble a fresh bale of hay.

What a joy working with a dynamic model ...

This month I had the best time painting miniatures...

(about the size of a business card; not much larger than what you see here)

Melanie Nogowski

This month I fell in love with painting horses from life...

NOVEMBER 2011

NOVEMBER 2011

NOVEMBER 2011

I miraculously managed to stay warm thanks to an arctic red hoody,

and at least seven layers.

Shout-out to the ladies:

Melanie Nogawski (above right photo)  http://melanienogawskiart.com

and

Flo Baumgartner (above left photo)  http://thefrogblogspot.blogspot.com/   and    www.florencebaumgartner.com

I enjoyed every moment painting the Utah snow

with Mel & Flo, my soul sisters of plein air ...

If we had a better time it would have been illegal.

Melanie Nogawski and me...

Flo Baumgartner and me...

A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS!

It’s me -- not Kenny from South Park -- gratefully toasty in my beloved arctic hoody, and wearing two pairs of gloves! 

UTAH PAINTS!

DECEMBER 2011

Me

Pure happiness...

Brand 40 Exhibit 2011

Equinox Solo Show

JANUARY 2012

What fun to start off the New Year in the studio with a model...

FEBRUARY 2012

The young artist, Sianie, in her studio...

... And as muse in 2010 ...

... in her studio in February 2012 ...

and 2009

What a thrill to have my paintings juried into the Women Painters West show at Laguna College of Art and Design.  The exhibit runs from

July 3rd to August 2nd, 2012. 

The artists’ reception is on

Thursday, August 2nd from 6pm to 9pm.

I hope you, your friends and family will attend.

I feel lucky and honoured to have been juried in as a member of Women’s Painters West,

a professional artists’ group

founded in 1921.

I’m a taurus, 

and had a good laugh at this.

SUMMER 2012

JULY 3 - AUGUST 2, 2012