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Spring Radiance

  Spring Radiance 12 x 12 watercolor on paper  Newest painting of the bright colors of a sunny Southern California spring day.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"Summer Hill, Upper Valley" and "Luminous Meadow" in 103rd California Art Club Gold Medal Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale


 Summer Hill,Upper Valley 18 x 24


 Lumimous Meadow 14 x 21


103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
March 30 – April 20, 2014

 Here the paintings are framed:

Autry National Center website
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

ARTISTS’ GALA RECEPTION: Saturday, March 29, 6-9 p.m.
Art enthusiasts can meet the exhibiting artists at this preview reception to be held the evening before the exhibition opens to the public. A highlight of the evening is the awards ceremony, at which “Best of Show” honors will be announced.
For more information: http://www.californiaartclub.org/exhibitions/annual-gold-medal-juried-exhibition/

I entered these because they represented what I think are my best paintings from the last year.
Summer Hill,Upper Valley is a monumental hill whose panormic view needed to be big, I've been painting 18" x 24" recently.
"Luminous Meadow" is from my coastal  atmosphere series of paintings from last summer  and represents a much softer range of values. As this was being painted the fog lifted and the warm colors made this a successful painting.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

And now for something different : Forget Me Not Farm Watering Cans

My husband asked me to paint these watering cans in honor of Forget Me Not Farm in Sonoma .
 They do good work, here is the description from their web site:


 Forget Me Not Farm - A haven for children and animals to bond and break the cycle of abuse. Since its inception in 1992, Forget Me Not Farm has helped thousands of at-risk children and youth break the cycle of abuse. Located on the grounds of the Sonoma Humane Society, the Farm offers animal-assisted and horticultural therapeutic activities that provide a haven for children, plants and animals to bond, learn and heal with one another.

 I have produced a card of this image on  Zazzle . You can purchase it by following this link. All proceeds will be donated to Forget me Not Farm.