July 25, 2018

I'm delighted to announce that I've joined the Talia Koval Live Painting Consortium to offer live wedding and event paintings. Talia is an internationally-recognized live painter with an incredible gift for capturing the essence of celebrations. I've admired her work s...

January 23, 2018

The Eastern Sierra and Great Basin aren't the most user-friendly landscapes for plein air painters in the winter. Winter here, I am learning, lasts from December through April. (I don't think we get to call it "spring" until the aspen leaf out in May.) We moved to the...

January 10, 2018

How I learned to "conserve" values to make my landscape paintings stronger.

January 2, 2018

Winter in northern Nevada is austere, but here in the wetlands along the Carson River, the season's deceivingly monochromatic palette is a tonalist's dream. The landscape is full of what my painter friend Ray refers to as "ish" colors. 

A winter treat for outdoor painte...

May 15, 2017

Artists are inspired by all kinds of things, but we landscape painters tend to get excited about places. That's why so many of us end up living in beautiful spots. For over 35 years I called the Monterey Bay Area home. My husband and I recently relocated to a tiny town...

December 16, 2016

Northern Nevada gives great barn.

The question for painters is, should we paint them? Barns are cliches. (And this. A Red barn. Sheesh.)

This particular barn sits at the very foot of the Sierra Nevada, where the land turns from granite to riparian wetland. It's the coole...

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