Portland Streetcar

7″x 5″acrylic on masonitesoldI loved the light filtering in through the trees and the color of the streetcar!”The Portland Streetcar is a system in Portland, Oregon that opened in 2001 and serves surrounding downtown Portland….It is the first new str…

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Color Sketch For Shea Center Painting

5″x 7″Acrylic on boardHere is a color sketch for a painting I’m doing for an auction for the Shea Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA.”The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through therape…

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Finding Paintings In Random Photos – Girl In Surf

Girl In Surf16″x 8″acrylic on canvasI painted this little girl to go with the little boy painting I posted on 6/15/2010 . I painted them side by side to make sure that I captured the same color and light. I found both of these children while searching …

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Early Morning Along The 5

5″x 7″acrylic on masoniteI like to ride shotgun when I’m in the car so I can take pictures out the window as we drive. It’s safer than when I’m driving! ;)This shot was taken driving north on the 5, just outside of LA at about 8 a.m. The light was beau…

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Where’s The Balance?

16″x 8″acrylic on canvasMay was a challenging month.I was fortunate to be in two art shows, but needed to paint at least 10 pieces within a few weeks. I kept thinking, “I hope I can do this.” “I hope this works”.That’s why Seth Godin’s blog post caugh…

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Afternoon Chat

Afternoon Chat16″ x 20″acrylic on canvas boardIn the crazy, busyness of life as a homeschooling mother of 4 active kids, I find myself continually drawn to finding, contemplating and painting simple moments: appreciating and applauding those who find a…

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End Of Day

End Of Day8″x 24″acrylic on canvasOne of the things I loved about moving from southern California to Portland, Oregon was the ability to drive west for five minutes and see beautiful farmland. This piece will be in the Art and Agriculture show at the C…

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Big Yellow Bag

10″x 10″acrylic on canvasThis is from another random photo. I was initially drawn to the composition, the light, color, the girl contemplating her laptop, but surprisingly, I really enjoyed painting her big yellow bag!Painting available at Paradise Per…

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Finding Paintings In Random Photos

I find that I am always taking my camera with me, wherever I go, looking for inspiration. Sometimes I just take random pictures as I am passing by, especially if there is interesting light, shadows, colors, or shapes that catch my eye. I am always exc…

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Late Fall In Downtown Portland

8″x 10″acrylic on masoniteThis painting is of a street in downtown Portland, Oregon. I thought it would make a nice compliment to the two previously posted paintings of San Francisco and New York City. I was struck by the very different color palettes …

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