Sunday, November 15, 2009

Travel, Travel, Travel

Travel, Travel, Travel • 8" x 8" x 2" • oil on canvas

It seems a lot of people I know were traveling all over the world last week. My baby nephew was in Hawaii for the first time. The kids were off school for Veterans Day so we traveled home to my family for a visit with my sister, her kids, and my parents (her husband was traveling). It was the perfect time to finish this challenge. I added a red shoe on the woman with the concept of "There's No Place Like Home".

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Red Sky at Night

Red Sky at Night • 8" x 8" x 2" • oil on board

They say there is a calm before the storm. And then the rain came in. Softly, slowly, drifting in and out throughout the day. Somehow it wasn't raining in the headlands and I was able to go for a ride. I started up the hill and came back down to the arena to practice dressage, surrounded by the soft hazy hills we drew perfect lines and circles in the arena sand. Lucky me, lucky Smokey.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Calm Blue Sea and Sky

Calm • oil on board • 6" x 6" x 2"

The blue skies, perfect cool crisp air, and smooth water brought a beautiful calm over me today. The little birds were happy feeding in the marsh. The pelicans and geese are gone for the winter, there were white egrets sitting calmly in the still blue water. On my hike this morning there were puddles reflecting the blue sky. There were a lot of dogs and people running by. In the evening there was a little orange shining through adding a drop of warmth to the cool, cool blue.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November News and Red Trees Golden Sky

I have paintings in two stores this month:
Mill Valley Art and Paper and The Equestrian's Concierge

Red Trees Golden Sky • oil on canvas

I love the rich red color of the fall trees. I love to watch them twinkle in the sunlight when the soft breezes blow. I love to watch them twirl to the ground. I love the padding of the leaves below my feet as I run.

This painting is layered over a very colorful abstract underpainting which gives it texture and interest.

Red Trees Golden Sky is one the paintings in the Small Works exhibit at the Mill Valley Art and Paper.