Monday, November 5, 2012

Wine Dark Sea

Finalist!  Wine Dark Sea was selected as a Finalist in the Artist's Magazine's 2012 Annual Art Competition!  The December 2012 issue reports competition results.  This painting was such fun to make!

Wine Dark Sea is 11x15", acrylic media and collage on paper.


Mooring is 11x15" Watermedia and collage on paper.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hillside Afternoon

Hillside Afternoon is 10x10" Acrylic Media and Collage on Panel.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012


First Prize! Entrittskarte won First Prize in Mixed Media at the San Dieguito Art Guild for April!  Join us Saturday, April 14, 6-8 pm for the Artists Reception at the Off Track Gallery in the Encinitas Lumberyard. 

Entrittskarte is 11x14", acrylic media and collage on panel.

Monday, February 6, 2012


First Prize!  "Moonrise" won First Prize for Mixed Media in the February 2012 San Dieguito Art Guild show!

Moonrise is 11x14", acrylic media and collage on panel.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Moon-Jeweled Midnight

Palette for Alzheimer's Association Gala March 23, 2012:  I created this piece to be auctioned at the upcoming Alzheimer's fundraiser.

This scene originated in a memory of a warm autumn night.   We had changed the clocks and there was an early moonrise.   The moon itself was tinged with gold, as you sometimes see around harvest time.   I reflected that it is only because of the gathering dark that we can see the beauty of the moon.  The leaves had fallen, but once again I pondered how it is only with the night that the dampness on the leaves can sparkle in the moonlight.  We artists obsess about light.  This piece celebrates the beauty which is only visible when light wanes.

Moon-Jeweled Midnight  is Acrylic Media and Collage on a wooden artist's palette. Palette measures approximately 11-3/4" high by 15-1/2" wide.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Shapes within Shapes:  Another way to enhance design is to make shapes within shapes.   This gives you the chance to practice some of painter Edgar Whitney's design elements, "repetition and alternation."  It makes for a very intriguing surface!
Sangria is 8x8", acrylic media and collage on panel.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Designing in a Grid, Part II - Now we've got a companion.  I've continued to design these ladies' celebrations by beginning with a grid. Then I tip parts of the grid to create more energy.  
Mimosa is 8x8", acrylic media and collage on panel.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Harbor Roofs

Taste of Encinitas!  Can you taste the salt in the air? It's about water, sand, shaded cafes. 
Harbor Roofs is 8x8" acrylic media and collage on panel.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Beachfront Textures

Beach Front Textures:  I just took a collage workshop with the magnificent and wildly imaginative Carrie Burns Brown.   We made mostly non-objective collages from papers we painted and stained ourselves.  The wonderful exercise in non-objective pieces is that you have to make them work purely based on good shapes and  interesting value pattern, followed by intriguing texture and color.  You can't rely on someone liking the subject matter.  I have begun to incorporate some of the papers I made into this beach composition.  Very different from my usual process and very interesting.
Beach Front Textures is 8x8" acrylic media and collage on panel.

Saturday, January 7, 2012