Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pannikin Show

My show at the Pannikin is coming to an end this weekend. I just love showing my art there. They are so good to me and such great supporters to local artists in our community.

If you missed it, I'll be back at the end of August for the Leucadia Art Walk. August 29th 10-5pm

Here's my sister and her husband hamming it up for the camera.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Before and After

Here I reveal to you a very sad and embarrassing shot of my laundry room.
What a difference the right piece of furniture can make. I found this hutch at a garage sale, changed the hardware and had my brother-in-law paint it a fresh coat of white. Isn't she just fabulous? I still have work to do on the other side of the room but will show you as soon as I'm finished.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A few more.....

A few more shots of this weeks art classes. It's been a super busy week of teaching in the studio and I wish I would have remembered to grab my camera out more.
Here we have Andrew finishing up his jellyfish painting, Brooke painting a bunny rock, and Rachel working on her watercolor while my friend Kathi stopped by to touch up a frame. Of course Max needs to be the center of attention lounging across the table waiting for someone to paint him. ......What a ham.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Art Students Show and Tell

Here are some of my students latest watercolor paintings. I placed a large planter of orchids in the center of our table as a model, but encouraged them to come up with their own color combinations. It's so great to see what they come up with. Aren't they adorable?

Friday, July 16, 2010

This is why I garden

The trees are overflowing with nectarines and plums and the veggies are going crazy right now. It's almost impossible to walk through the mess of pumpkins and sunflowers to find the zucchini...but I'm not complaining.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Taylor Camp

Last night, Art and I did a little sunset kayaking and paddle boarding up in Carlsbad. The water was so calm and perfect. We then went to watch an outdoor movie/documentary called "Taylor Camp" that a friend was showing in her gorgeous jungle of a backyard. We all enjoyed some pre movie pupus and libations... then found a cozy spot on her lanai. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. If you haven't heard about Taylor Camp, it's definitely worth checking out. It's loaded with amazing photography and music. The story is about a group of hippie/surfers living in tree houses in Kauai.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A new series in the works

Here are some reversed silhouette paintings I did for this weekends "Beach" show. I thought is was a good way to re-do class sample pieces or paintings that didn't quite work out the way I intended them to. I like them much better now. Reminds me of wrapping paper.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July fun

Art and I started our day kayaking and paddle boarding with friends up in Carlsbad. Luckily, the sun decided to come out for a while too.
The rest of the day was spent gardening and getting ready for the evening festivities. My family decided to come over for an impromptu BBQ and smore-fest. I have to say, this was definitely my favorite 4th of July. Probably because I didn't plan a thing. Just let the day evolve on its own. Good practice for a control freak like myself.

I hope everyone had a great one as well.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sunflower Daaaze

Everyday a new one opens up its bright sunny face in the garden. Art and I make it a ritual to check them daily. We stare... and then one of us usually runs to grab a camera.
Also, the pumpkins growing underneath are really going nuts. I had to move some things around so that we could walk by them without crushing their long runners. Plants get priority over garden tables and buckets here.
This has got to be the best sunflower/pumpkin patch we've had in years. I'm already thinking about next years crop. I want to go bigger....much bigger now that I know they grow better on the north side of our house. Maybe I'll even stick some in the front yard. I don't think my neighbors would you?