In the Studio Today...Jelly Hill Farm Details

Thursday, May 29, 2008
"Jelly Hill Farm" 24" x 36". Commissioned painting, with final details, including a birdhouse that my friend, Kate, noticed in the photo. Funny how I have been staring at this image for months, and I never saw the birdhouse. Takes a birder's eye to notice these things, I guess.

In the Studio Today... Jelly Hill Farm, Commission

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
"Jelly Hill Farm" 24" x 36", commission in progress. This is day 5 on a commissioned painting from a composited photograph. I am moving in to final details, and hope to finish this tonight.

Plein Air Today... Gospel Flat Farm, Bolinas, CA

Sunday, May 25, 2008
"Row the Boat Ashore", 11" x 14", o/c. I had the luxury of painting on a Marin Organic farm in Bolinas, CA this afternoon with the Art on the Farm group of plein air painters. This is a painting of a row boat on a duck pond, in front of the Bolinas Ridge hillside, at Gospel Flat Farm. It was a beautiful day, perfect weather to paint, and spend the afternoon with ducks, chickens, rabbits, a girl named Anna Rose, and painters in their element.

In the Studio Today...Ad for Marin IJ Newspaper

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I am working on a print ad to run in the IJ Weekend section, the first or second week in June. Along with 24 diverse and talented Marin County artists, I recently completed an 8 week course entitled "The Business of Art", which was granted to us by the Marin Arts Council, the Marin Community Foundation and the CCI (Center for Cultural Innovation).

In the Studio Today... Misty Farm; Day 1

Thursday, May 15, 2008
The first couple hours on a commissioned painting. 24" x 36".

In the Studio Today... San Anselmo Inn Show

Sunday, May 4, 2008
"La Vie en Rose", San Anselmo Inn in the afternoon light, plein air painted outside the Inn, 12" x 16", o/c.
This painting was started yesterday, at my first Marin Open Studio at the San Anselmo Inn. It was a warm, summer-like day in town,and there were lots of loquacious and lively visitors. My favorites were of course, the two Norwich(?)terriers, and their incredibly, happy owners. My work will be at the Inn most of the summer, along with fellow artist, Kate Peper, who does watercolors of Marin County scenes. Kate and I are both participating in this year's, Art on the Farm series, in which we paint at local, Marin Organic farms with other artists, and give back 50% to Marin Organic. Our show at the San Anselmo Inn is being run as a silent auction for two months(May - July 1), with 20% going back to San Anselmo business. Stop in and bid on a piece of art, and you may take it home in a couple months at a greatly discounted price. My prints and notecard sets are also available at the Inn for purchase.