"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fresno Firefighter

I finally finished the portrait of Fresno Firefighter Jeremy Slocum. I am happy with it because I have a good likeness and I feel I have captured the intensity of this moment with the look in his eyes, the set of his mouth, the abstracted, yet not indistinct background. It is 16x20, oil on canvas.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Come Join Me!

Come join me! I am so excited to have had 5 paintings accepted into the Women Artists of the West annual juried show at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum http://www.wieghorstmuseum.org/ in El Cajon, CA. I hope everyone can join me there on Friday, June 4th for the opening reception from 5 to 9 pm. The award juror is Peggy-Kroll Roberts http://www.krollroberts.com/ and there will be music, hors d'oeuvres and drinks in additon to some incredible art by some of the most accomplished women artists of our time. I am thrilled to be a participant and I hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Arabian Horse Show-Training the Quarter Horse

Several weeks ago I went to the Arabian Horse Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds here in San Diego. There were dressage competitions in the main ring but I was lucky enough to photograph this young cowgirl giving her horse a workout in an adjoining ring.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Girl With Flowers

A tiny little 5x7 figurative - Girl With Flowers. This is the friend of my niece - she is all grown up and away at college now but this is when she was around 9 or 10 and had a big arrangement of flowers for her Mom for Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Its Windy and Cold Outside

A little 8x10 portrait done today. Once again my goal was to paint boldy with energetic brush strokes and vibrant color to capture the essense of the moment.