The Monastery Garden oil on panel 2018
I apologize----I feel as though I have been hiding; something I am often quite good at. But here I am, sharing my hidden self in this new painting (not quite new. I started it last year, but it has taken me this long to finish it). And I've even sent off this Solitary Pear below to the Art Division holiday fundraiser that they will be holding this November at the Art Division library in Los Angeles. There will be 200 framed drawings for sale for 200 dollars each. If you are a collector, or would like to become one, and are in the neighborhood, you should stop by and look. I would, if I could be there. But my pear must stand in for me, instead.
The Solitary Pear graphite on paper 2018
The Empty Park watercolor on paper 2018
Vinca graphite on paper 2018
Portrait of a Stove oil on canvas over panel 2018
Now that this commissioned painting is done and delivered to its new owners, I can share some photos of it with you all. Most of my previous commissions have been portraits: sisters, couples, dogs. . . and one set of flowers. This subject was a surprise to me in the beginning because it was different than the others: the collector asked me to paint an old stove, a family heirloom that has been in her husband's family for several generations. But after I'd been working on it for a few months, I realized it was a portrait, too. A portrait of a well-loved object, and not so different from the other commissions after all.