Friday, January 30, 2009

Bay Area Hills

Bay Area Hills, 2009
Oil on wood panel,  6"x6"

(note on the painting:  my favorite highway to take into San Francisco is Highway 280.  It's fairly quiet, little traffic, and very scenic.  On either side, the landscape is noticeably different.  To the left are the tree-filled, green Santa Cruz mountains.  To the right are rolling hills with sparse trees & grass that is the color of lions' fur.  Turns out that this highway is directly on top of the San Andreas Fault, and the geographic plates on each side of this highway ARE different. I asked a geologist (at a party) about the wisdom & safety of building a highway on top of one of the world's largest faults.  His response was that "Your car has shocks, and you're not near buildings, so it's one of the safest places to be.")


Palm,  2009
oil on canvas, 3"x3"


Friday, January 23, 2009


Glow, 2009
oil on wood panel
(note on the painting:  this view is seen from our back deck.  After 10 days of being in our new home, a wildfire broke out about 5 miles from our house.  The smoke cover cast a strange light over the area, filtering the sun's light.  I found the fire to be unsettling, but the resulting light qualities quite beautiful.)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Orange Tree in Winter

Orange Tree in Winter, 2009
Oil on canvas 3"x3"

(note on the painting: with the winter rains comes a vibrant green in the landscape. The color reminds me of spring, being from the East Coast. This little orange tree is seen from my studio window)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January-Winter Green

 January- Winter Green
Oil on canvas


(note on the painting: this is the view from my studio window.  I'm enjoying the vibrant green color that comes with the California winter rains)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Row of Palms- Santa Cruz

Row of Palm Trees, Santa Cruz
oil on paper
image size: 4"x4"
Shipped with an archival mat-board- size 9"x9"