Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Two Tomatoes

My pal Angelo charged me with painting these two tomatoes. They were sitting in a different dish and I'm working on them, but I couldn't resist doing a little sketch on my last piece of redwood.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Three Berries

These went the way of the compost pile today. My favorite scenario is I get to eat the things I paint, but it just doesn't always happen that way.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Still in Blues and Greens

For the longest time blue never entered my palette, what can I say?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Concord Grapes

My heart was just not in it today. I did manage to take a painting over to the Red Poppy Art House for their summer auction at Mena Dresden on June 1st.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

Big Kumquats

I will be putting my pictures up in the Bank of America in the Castro in July. I'm experimenting doing really big still life paintings because the walls are huge. I'll have to keep working on this one.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Today in class we worked more on color temperature, now with an "expanded" palette. It's enough to make my head ache, but I think I'm starting to get it.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

D's Strawberries

I love my new life! I've been riding my bike in the neighborhood and last night, in celebration of my friend Marisa passing her Doctoral exams, we went to dinner at Delphina, and walked!

Monday, May 14, 2007

One Organic Strawberry

This has been a very good year for strawberries. Big, juicy, and sweet. I borrowed this one from D's refrigerator as I haven't made it to the market in a bunch of Saturday's. I wonder if she'll notice.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Pieces of April

A movie I LOVED by the way. My May is turning out to be pretty great; I love living in the Mission.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Scarlet grapes

I found some grape illustrations on the back of Cooks Illustrated and made this painting. I feel like Spring is finding it's way into my palette.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

baby kumquats

Sweet on the outside and sour in the middle, kumquats are just about the yummiest little gems of citrus I've tasted. I eat them raw or cut them into salads and either way, they are really swell.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Cala Lilies V

It was so hot today I think all the lilies are melting, along with all of us. My friend Marina said that when cala lilies die they look like old women's hands.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Lily Boy

You know who you are.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Beth's Bird

This little guy was inspired by a Beth Orton poster. I saw her at the Fillmore with my pal Ellen last year and liked her a lot.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Justin's Lilies I

I made these for my friend Justin. This time I went into the garden and cut a bunch of them and brought them into my studio. I'm really liking the pieces of Redwood.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

chioggia beets

I didn't know chioggia beets were an italian heirloom beet also known as Candystripe or Bullseye beets. Tonight I made the mistake of burning the baby gold beets I bought at the market on Saturday. I threw them in the oven while I was preparing dinner and forgot about them; so sad.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Paintings that become other paintings

This seems to be a theme this week, working on and changing paintings that I previously finished. I found this piece of wood on the beach on Christmas Day. Insisting that the signs that read "beach closed" didn't really mean anything, Trish drove us to the most magical beach ever. I brought home two pieces of drift wood, this one has morphed twice already.