Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fallbrook Art Association's Juried Show of Fine Art

My 8" by 10" oil, "Some Things Never Change", won First Award in the Oil/Acrylic Category at the Fallbrook Art Association's Open Juried Show of Fine Art at the Fallbrook Art Center! A total of three of my oil paintings were selected to be a part of the show, two of which are plein air, and will be on display there until Saturday, April 11. The address is 103 South Main Street in Fallbrook. Daily hours are 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm. I surely hope that you can make it to Fallbrook to see this exhibit!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Crazy Beautiful Girl

One of my favorite subjects, our daughter Natalie turns 18 today! The source for this 24"h by 20"w oil painting was a photo taken in our sunny backyard, with a backdrop of the Cleveland National Forest in the distance. For 18 years, we have watched Natalie grow into a beautiful, creative, kind, talented and responsible young lady. Natalie has been a true blessing to us! Happy Birthday Natalie!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Captain II John Lawrence Presentation

Yesterday, my husband and I attended the 42nd Annual Firefighter of the Year Luncheon for the Los Angeles City Fire Dept.  My oil portrait of Captain II John Lawrence, a nominee, was presented to his widow, Valerie Lawrence.  It was a moving presentation by the Firefighters Association, where the elected Firefighter of the Year, Battalion Cheif John L. Nowell (clearly an exemplary public servant) , refused to upstage Captain Lawrence. It was apparent that Captain Lawrence had made an impact on many people, and it was a thrill to be a part of the tribute!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


This 8"h by 10"w plein air in oil, "Keyhole Rock" is my latest, painted yesterday at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. My good friend, and amazing artist, Lisa Mozzini-McDill invited me to spend the morning there with her friends of SOCALPAPA (Southern California Plein Air Painters Association). When we left Lake Elsinore, rain clouds loomed, but in Laguna Beach we had a wonderful morning, with just a few clouds to include in our plein air sketches. I met some of the painters and enjoyed their hospitality (one of them even brought home made cookies for us!) I'm really excited to get started with them! Oh! and to purchase this painting, contact me!

Monday, March 2, 2009

PAAR 4th Annual "Paint Out"

Last week was the 4th annual Plein Air Artists of Riverside "Paint Out", affiliated with the Riverside Art Museum. Each day of the week, the group met at various locations in Riverside to paint "en plein air" (in the open air). Pictured here are my original plein air paintings from the week: "DC3 at Flabob Airport" , 8"h by 10"w oil, which I am offering, framed, for $250, "Bonanza at Flabob Airport", 7"h by 5"w oil, which I am offering, framed, for$250 ,"From Mount Rubidoux", 7"h by "w, oil, which I am offering, framed, for $250, "Mount Rubidoux", 11"h by 14" w oil, which I am offering, framed, for $350, "Arches to the Mission Inn", 10"h by 8"w oil, which I am offering, framed, for $250. This series of paintings will be on display at my SOLO SHOW at the Arrivederci Roma (see earlier post) in Lake Elsinore through March 18th. The last photo shown is: "Coffee Depot", 14"h by 11"w oil on canvas. It was entered into the Riverside Art Museum's PAAR Exhibit that will run through April 18th, with an opening reception on Thursday, March 5th. It is offered at $350 through the museum.

Third Place RAM 4th Annual Paint Out "Quick Draw"!

Saturday, February 28th, I participated in the 4th Annual Quick Draw, affiliated with the Riverside Art Museum and PAAR (Plein Air Artists of Riverside). My painting, "RAM from Fire Station #1", a 10"h by 8"w oil won THIRD place in the judging!
In honor of the 80th year anniversary of the beautiful Julia Morgan building, 30 artists took part in the "quick draw". Each artist was to all paint the Riverside Art Museum from our chosen vantage point. We began at 9am, and quit promptly at 11:30am. This is a somewhat stressful scenario, to say the least! This painting, and the other artists' renditions will be displayed at the Riverside Art Museum through April 18, with an opening artists' reception on Thursday, March 5th. I will be there! I hope you can make it also!