Thursday, March 30, 2017

Latest Show Entries

Hand Picked

I entered three paintings in the 2017 Sacramento WASH Members Show.  Hand Picked got Best of Show!

The Moms

Which Am I

From January 14 to February 25, my painting, On Vacation, hung in the 47th National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Association.  This is my first national show!  It was fun to go to the opening in Pleasanton with family and friends. 

On Vacation

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Amazingly, for the second year in a row, I received the Best of Show award for one of my paintings at the annual open WASH show. This year it was for Fall Colors.
The painting is of persimmons from my back yard, in one of my pottery bowls, with some dried seed pods from the back yard, all sitting on my grandfather's rug, which I love to include in paintings.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fair Time


This year I decided to try entering some paintings in art shows outside of Sacramento.  News in Wellington was accepted to the California State Fair, one of 180 out of 1200 entries.

I also entered 3 paintings in the Amador County Fair and got a first, second and third.

On Vacation
Fall Color
New Mexico  Cliff


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2015 WASH Open Show Entries

Smart Wool

  I recently had 2 paintings accepted for the Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons (WASH) 2015 Annual Open Show.  I am so excited that one of the paintings, Smart Wool, won Best of Show!  The painting is of sheep we saw herded on a sheep station in New Zealand earlier this year. 
On Vacation

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Recent Show Entries

Finding the Light
I am excited to have paintings included in two shows at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.  Last month "Some Hieronymous Bosch Hiding at the Cluny" was in the In the Style of the Old Masters Show.  "Finding the Light" and "Hiding in the Ruins" were just accepted for the annual WASH Open Show.  "Finding the Light" has received an award. 

Hiding in the Ruins
Some Hieronymous Bosch Hiding at the Cluny

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The JV Painting Society has paintings hanging at the Casa Garden Restaurant on Sutterville Road in Sacramento during March and April 2014.  The Casa Garden serves lovely lunches and is a venue for weddings and other events.  All proceeds go to support the Sacramento Children's Home.  Below are the paintings that I have included in that show.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A new San Luis painting

Under the Avila Pier
 When we are in San Luis Obispo, my favorite beach to visit is Avila Beach.  It is usually sunny and is such a friendly beach to walk on.  There are always lots of kids playing in the sand and people sitting and enjoying the sun or taking a stroll in the surf.  This painting, which I just finished, is of the sun making it part way under the pier early in the morning when the tide was out.