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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Garden Gate

Having painted in this beautiful Healdsburg garden before, I have been attracted to this scene but never painted it because the shadows have moved too fast. Since I am now able to apply the paint much faster, I finally attempted this view with some success. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Finding the Still Place

Roses have spectacular blooms this year, at least in Sonoma County. The Russian River Rose Company, in Healdsburg, invited a few plein air artists to capture their gardens on canvas.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Garden Path

Painted in a Healdsburg Garden.

Annie's Clematis

Fun to paint.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Matanzas Numero Diaz

My tenth painting of Matanzas, each image slightly different from the last. Using several photos of my past paintings, I developed this currant painting.. 

Emerisa Gardens

Emerisa Gardens is a wholesale nursery in Santa Rosa. The lady in the painting is working in the Geranium beds, deadheading and checking for insects.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lemony Mustard in Geyserville and A Place in Tomales

I took many Artisric Liberties with this painting by changing the color of the house, abstracting the background, and adding lots more mustard in the vineyard..
This is the third time I've painted this scene in Tomales, and I think this is, by far, the most successful