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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New House - New Adventure


After almost 16 years of living in San Diego, my husband and I decided to make a big move and we bought a house in the northeastern foothills of Reno, NV. The photos are the view from the back of the house of snow capped Sierra Nevada's. I have been so busy getting ready to move, putting the California house on the market and figuring all the logistics that I have had little time for painting recently and I miss it so much! My hand is itching to hold a paintbrush and I hope to get some painting time before the move at the end of July. One of the reasons I am so excited about the move is that I will have a more substantial studio. I have been painting in a very small space which also doubles as my home office. In the new studio,there is room for three easels! I wonder if I can handle that!
If you know anyone who is looking to buy a 3 bedroom home backing up to a golf course in San Deigo, please let me know!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Making a Come Back

I have regrets that I posted the first portrait on my blog because, as it turns out, it is more personal than I realized at first. I apologize to those who were upset by it. I considered removing it but  there had been so many visitors to my blog and a few comments that I decided to let it be. My intent was to paint pure emotion during a moment of intensity and not worry much about likeness. Possibly I suceeded better than I thought I did! I added the second portrait this morning - and as you can see - I am looking a little better!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Obeying the Quantum Rulebook

Back to basics after a rather long hiatus. I love the high key pastel jockey and how he harmonizes with the wild beauty of the landscape. I love the level of his comfort with his beast and their current position in time and space. Oil on linen 16x20