New items!

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For ArtWalk, I wanted to have artwork for sale that is affordable and original. I am happy to announce my Artaments! These are 3″ x 3″ acrylic canvases painted and priced with love! They make the perfect gift (to self and others) and will add some whimsy to your holiday decor!

My first one is an homage to the Marching Dons (Amador Valley High School). I am so proud to be part of this music community and cannot wait to see the full show this year. I am over the moon that the school colors are purple and gold – my favorite color combo! What a happy coincidence.

Banner is complete!

I ended up adding a pink button to finish up the banner and I am happy with this color. I loved getting the different color suggestions! It will be up on some outdoor banner holder in Downtown Livermore. I’m looking forward to seeing up and seeing what the other artists did on their banners.

Mine will be up for on-line auction soon and I will supply the link once it’s available. There’s also a chance to bid on it at the ArtWalk in October. The proceeds will go to Livermore Arts.

whistle while you work in progress

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Was in a very warm art studio this morning. The little window unit could not keep up with these 113 degree days. I plugged away. It’s amazing how time goes by so effortlessly for me while I am painting, unlike a day in my office which seems to drag on and on.

I have decided to add one more button below the yellow one. What color do you suggest? Let me know in the comment section!

Work in progress

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I am in the homestretch on this banner! Overall, I am happy with its progress. The light blue button was not working for me so I decided to work on that one today. I thought that I was adding an iridescent white to the party, but I actually added Interference Green. I am so pleased with this result. Yay, a happy mistake – my favorite! I have to finish up the neon orange and teal blue buttons and then decide if I need to add one more small one in the bottom left side (maybe a gray/silver colored one?).

Artwork in Progress

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I am painting one of the banners that will be auctioned off at the Livermore ArtWalk. Each color of the rainbow will be represented plus the addition of a neon orange color. I am on an orange kick, so I will see how that looks. This is the largest canvas that I’ve ever worked on. It’s fun so far!

Hope everyone is having a joyful Sunday!


Fig Love

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I saw figs in Trader Joe’s this weekend and just had to get them. Luckily, I am the only one in my home who loves this kick ass fruit. (all for me!) As I painted them, I was struck by the many subtle colors and tones in there. I’ll keep doing research on these yummy subjects – ah, the sacrifices of an artist!

Holy Guacamole!

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I guess that I am jumping on the avocado bandwagon. This is a 6×6 acrylic painting that would look perfect in the kitchen or any space you want to be reminded of this perfect food item! My love affair with the avocado started shortly after I arrived in California, some 30 years ago. What’s not to love? Creamy, dreamy texture; Buttery, grassy taste, and the best of all, its color – chartreuse. I’m a sucker for chartreuse!