A Moment In Time

A Moment In Time

watercolor on paper

I was on a yacht in Marina Del Ray, California one evening. The stunning amber gold sky, with the waning sunlight glowing on the water, moved me to create this painting.

I began this painting in the Topanga Canyon Gallery. I was just finishing the sky when a father and his young son came into the gallery while I was painting. The five year old wanted to know why I was painting this particular piece. I gave him a few answers that were unacceptable to him. I pondered the question again and finally told him that I was painting a moment in time. Thus the name…

The Barrel Room

The Barrel Room

watercolor on paper

I was at an event in a local winery. While enjoying the wine and the company I was with, I noticed a glow across the large darkened room. I had to see what was in the light. Hidden from sight was the barrel room…

Nephalococygia

Nephalococygia

watercolor on paper

Ancient Greek word for finding shapes in cloudes.

On a beautiful pre-storm day, I was inspired to paint these magnificent clouds. When it was almost complete, I saw images in the clouds. Do you see them?

Towards the Light

Towards the Light

watercolor on paper

Calla Lilly

Calla Lilly

watercolor on paper

20" x 14"

This particular Calla Lilly was so large and beautiful, very shapely.  It was a bright spot in the middle of my very green garden.

Blood Moon

Blood Moon

watercolor on paper

The glow and colors of the blood moon were so striking that I needed to memorialize them,

Watching Over Us

Watching Over Us

watercolor on paper

Los Angeles freeway at night, beautiful and difficult.

Memories of Love

Memories of Love

16" x 24" Watercolor on Paper

View of Lake Como

View of Lake Como

watercolor on paper

Rain On The Window

Rain On The Window

watercolor on paper   framed size 21" x 27"

My sense of this painting is raindrops on an airplane window looking over an abstract landscape.  The rest of the intrepretation is up to you.

Purple Tiger

Purple Tiger

watercolor on paper

Morning Surprise

Morning Surprise

watercolor on paper

I came out of the house one morning and this beautiful iris had bloomed.

Respite From Darkness

Respite From Darkness

watercolor on paper

A beautiful small flower so delightful to rest your eyes upon, surrounded by the deep purple of plant.

Trepidation

Trepidation

watercolor

20' x 16"

lost in a burnt forest full of smoke or mist, you are trying to find a way out. It has a terrifying beauty.

Anticipation

Anticipation

I had to wait for a very long time to see the beautiful flower, but the slow growing bud was very beautiful too. Matilija Poppy

Alternate Universe

Alternate Universe

watercolor on paper

Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm

watercolor on paper

Iris

Iris

watercolor on paper

Inspired by a beautiful iris that bloomed in my front yard, I created this watercolor painting as a permanent memory.

The Conversation

The Conversation

watercolor on paper

Poland

Aaron Commission

Aaron Commission

watercolor on paper

Two adorable pets

Nuttall Woodpecker

Nuttall Woodpecker

Created this painting before the dead tree needed to be removed.  I waited until the babies had flown away.  

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon

Plein Air painting

Neighbors

Neighbors

This painting was inspired by a trip to Venice, Italy. The people were so friendly and I wanted to capture that spirit. In one of the windows is a silhouette of a woman. There is laundry hanging from a balcony. I love Italy!

Gene in the Sky with Diamonds

Gene in the Sky with Diamonds

This was the first portrait of my father following his death.  It took me three years to do this.  I believe it captures his laughing eyes.  I think he would have loved it.

Obsession

Obsession

I am obsessed with the Matilija Poppy!

Yosemite Circa 1970

Yosemite Circa 1970

In my youth I often backpacked in Yosemite and this was based on one of my favorite memories.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Love this look

Making Memories

Making Memories

watercolor on paper

commission

snow scene with 6 grandchildren and a chicken coop!

Night Walk

Night Walk

11" x 9"

Watercolor on Paper

In the darkness, the mystery of my walks just before dawn trigger my imagination.

Watching

Watching

Watching

11" x 9"

watercolor on paper

I love this moose. 

Carefree

Carefree

watercolor on paper

tabletop size

a sweet family walking together

Daylilly

Daylilly

watercolor and ink on paper

Forever Spring

Forever Spring

watercolor on paper

Fur Elise

Fur Elise

watercolor, smoke on paper

Illusion (smoke & mirror)

Illusion (smoke & mirror)

watercolor, smoked and burned paper with stainless steel inset

Sunset on Water

Sunset on Water

watercolor on handmade paper

Moxi

Moxi

watercolor

12" x 9"

under the kitchen table

Inspiration Birchfield

Inspiration Birchfield

Watercolor, pastel, chalk, ink on stitched paper.

Framed Dimensions: 23.75" x 29.5" x 2.3"

The paper is stitched together on a sewing machine, strips on top, bottom and sides. I left the hanging threads. This landscape is made from ink, watercolor, and pastel. It shows a very hot day with landscape appearing to be shimmering and moving in the heat. Inspired by Charles Burchfield.

(mm1058lnd)

White Lillies

White Lillies

watercolor on paper

Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch

Watercolor

sold - commission

Framed Dimensions: 18" x 24"

Painting of a covered bridge over a granite abyss or notch in New Hampshire. This always makes we want to visit again.

(p1018wc)

Blue Raven Morning

Blue Raven Morning

watercolor on paper

12" x 9"

One recent morning just before dawn, between rains... I went out to start my dog walk and everything was a muted blue... trees in their beginning spring growth, birds and the overall atmosphere.  It was strange and beautiful.  Here is the result:  Blue Raven Morning 

Out to Pasture

Out to Pasture

Watercolor on Paper

16" x 19" framed

 

 

Good Morning

Good Morning

Watercolor on Paper

19" x 16" framed

 

It's a good morning when you wake up to a beautiful colt like this one!

Bill and Friend

Bill and Friend

watercolor on paper

I painted this for my friend Lesley. It is her view as she rides on the trails in Castaic. Bill is on the right with the missing ear tip. You can see Lesley’s shadow on the ground.

Morning Light - diptych top

Morning Light - diptych top

encaustic mixed media

Morning Light - diptych bottom

Morning Light - diptych bottom

encaustic mixed media