Drought, Fish and rain in August

Drought, Fish and rain in August

It rained today. In northern California. That’s crazy. We are in what climatologists call “an exceptional drought” here in California and the rain scared me. I take this business of climate change very personally. I resent the fact that super hot...
Fishy fishy

Fishy fishy

My dad’s side of the family loved to fish. My aunt and uncle spent a few weeks on the Grand Ronde River in Oregon each fall fishing for Steelhead. My Nanny, as we called my dad’s mom, used to call to the fish, “Fishy fishy”. Mostly rainbow...
50/50 at the Sanchez gallery

50/50 at the Sanchez gallery

I’ve known about the 50/50 show for a few years. Didn’t enter in the past because it’s always in summer and I didn’t know what my boy would be doing. I still don’t. This is a juried show at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. Once chosen...
Escape to Egypt

Escape to Egypt

“Escape to Egypt” $1175 24 inches by 24 inches Acrylic on cradled panel This painting was commissioned as part of a campaign to encourage people to eat one vegetarian meal per week. Art director Laurie Gibbs at Ranch 7 Creative...

Táin Bó Cúailnge : an unfinished painting

I have always been interested in Jungian psychology and look for a story in a work. I recently became interested in the ancient irish myth of Queen Medb. Queen Medb went to war to take a bull. She realized her wealth was equal to her husband’s, almost. She was...
Scrub Jay is done, I think

Scrub Jay is done, I think

As I’ve said before, I like to sit with a painting overnight and see if there is anything else. There was one posing for me in my yard this morning. Planting another oak tree I suppose. I just noticed one starting at the base of our deck. The jays bury acorns...

Almost finished scrub jay

I hesitated to post this because I’m not happy with it yet. I know you all like to see the progress on paintings. This is a commission for my friend April. It’s a gift for her sister who lives overseas. A reminder of their childhood together in Marin...