Early Harvest | 16x20 | $670
       
     
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Sentinel | 20x16 | $485
       
     
Great White | 36 x 18 | $1,125
       
     
Desert Tracks | 20x16 | SOLD
       
     
Alfalfa Dreams | 9x12 | $165
       
     
Toward the Coast | 16x20 | $485
       
     
Erosion | 12x9 | $165
       
     
Devil's Thumb | 20x16 | SOLD
       
     
Olive Groves | 16x20 | $670
       
     
Mountain Thaw | 12x12 | $220
       
     
Ring Mountain | 24x18 | $895
       
     
Two Trees | 18x24 | $665
       
     
Pathways | 20x16 | $485
       
     
Early Harvest | 16x20 | $670
       
     
Early Harvest | 16x20 | $670

This artwork was begun as I drove through the Napa Valley and spotted some grapevines which I felt compelled to stop and photograph.

I like the way the orderliness of the rows and stakes that are part of vine cultivation contrast with the wild irregularities of the vines themselves--the way the leaves grow in all directions and shooters poke out from above the vast sea of green.

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Sentinel | 20x16 | $485
       
     
Sentinel | 20x16 | $485

This tree is in a residential area near our home but, wanting the focus of the painting to be on the tree's shape and branches, I placed it at the edge of a field instead of a road.

Great White | 36 x 18 | $1,125
       
     
Great White | 36 x 18 | $1,125

Less than a block from my home I spotted an egret perched on the metal rack on a work truck with the marsh and bay as a backdrop.  I pulled over to photograph him, and he let me get close without flying away.

Desert Tracks | 20x16 | SOLD
       
     
Desert Tracks | 20x16 | SOLD
Alfalfa Dreams | 9x12 | $165
       
     
Alfalfa Dreams | 9x12 | $165
Toward the Coast | 16x20 | $485
       
     
Toward the Coast | 16x20 | $485
Erosion | 12x9 | $165
       
     
Erosion | 12x9 | $165

This subject of this intuitive piece started as a split in the earth caused by an earthquake but morphed into the side of an eroding mountain.

Devil's Thumb | 20x16 | SOLD
       
     
Devil's Thumb | 20x16 | SOLD

A friend of my husband's photographed this scene.  I enjoyed playing with the color temperature of the snow on the hillside and barn roofs.

Olive Groves | 16x20 | $670
       
     
Olive Groves | 16x20 | $670
Mountain Thaw | 12x12 | $220
       
     
Mountain Thaw | 12x12 | $220
Ring Mountain | 24x18 | $895
       
     
Ring Mountain | 24x18 | $895
Two Trees | 18x24 | $665
       
     
Two Trees | 18x24 | $665
Pathways | 20x16 | $485
       
     
Pathways | 20x16 | $485

The marsh, visible from my studio, changes color with both the seasons and time of day.  Here I created most of the artwork with a palette knife and sponge, using a brush only for the water.