Les Raisins

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A forced time healing from a fall led me to this view of grapes.  Loved all the colors and the time spent “elsewhere.”

La Porte

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The beveled door to the hotel in Portland where I usually stay has a door that constantly changes due to what happens on the street.  I’ve painted it before but took a little different view this time.

Mosaic

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Oak Leaf hydrangea leaves in the fall are brilliantly colored and these were outside my son’s kitchen window.

Mon Cheri

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This reminded a friend of the chocolates that had a cherry in the center, hence the name.  A lovely tree with cherries near Joue-les-Tours in France inspired this painting.   First Place, Napa Town & Country Fair, 2019

Sea Ribbons

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The Oakland Museum has a room with a wall of undersea video images and I fell in love with the delicate dance of kelp, moving so gracefully.

Crush MS Grapes III

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Last year’s attendance at a fundraiser in Napa, “Crush MS,” resulted in this photo of grapes in the vineyard.  Putting the wine glass aside, I wandered in the vineyard taking many, many photos  – one lead me to this painting, the third in a series of grapes.   SOLD

Nutcracker Dreams New York City Window

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Mary, the intrepid traveler, was in New York City at Christmas and took photos of decorated store windows.  To stretch myself, I painted this one…quite the challenge and probably won’t be repeated again!

Autumn Blaze

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The ornamental pear trees outside the community center were a blaze of colors even on a day without much sun.  The variety of colors was amazing and could not be denied.

The Thicket

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A trip to the DeYoung museum and the Boston Ivy arbor outside resulted in this painting.  This was one of the most satisfying paintings I’ve done…loved all the ins and outs of the twigs and background.   Giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

Portrait of the Artist Susie Rosenberg

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This portrait of the artist Susie Rosenberg shows her drawing out her painting with the projected image appearing in part on her back.  It made such a great photo so a commission followed.  I have to thank Cara Brown for her input on this painting.  All in all, very abstract and a joy to paint,… Read more »

The Beveled Door

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Finally after so many comings and goings, I decided the beveled door at the hotel was worthy of being photographed…and much later, need to be painted.   Giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

Pumpkin planets

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It looked like an asteroid about to strike the planets at first, hence the name.  The Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa has amazing displays of pumpkins, gourds, vegetables etc.

Persimmon Leaves IV

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I am intrigued every year by the display put on by fuyu persimmon trees and the one in my garden has provided subject matter for several paintings.   SOLD

Loin de L’oeil grapes

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I wanted to paint more grapes so I found ones that grow in the south of France near where I was born.  The name means “Far from the Eye” which is so evocative.   SOLD

Fall leaves

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Next door to the Russian River Rose Co. in Healdsburg was a wonderful vineyard in full fall colors…this painting was a challenge due to the complexity of all the leaves but oh the colors….such glorious colors to paint.   Awarded 2nd Place, Napa Town & Country Fair, 2018   SOLD

Crush MS Grapes II

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My son has Multiiple Sclerosis and this painting comes from the second Crush MS fundraiser at a vineyard in Napa I attended.  Just beyond the lawn, the vegetable garden and fruit trees, stretched the rows of grapes. Many photos later, this image revealed itself.   Original SOLD Giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

Artichoke II

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Walking to my car, I passed a community garden – this artichoke stood out but it was very green so I changed the colors to make it more vibrant.   SOLD  

Crush M.S. Grapes I

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The image comes from a photograph taken in Napa at a “Crush Multiple Sclerosis” fundraiser.  My son, unfortunately, suffers from MS, SOLD

Ambiguity

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The Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa had piles of weird and wonderful pumpkins, squashes and this one was just so interesting with all its bumps and roundness.  

End of Season Tomatoes

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The last of the tomatoes at the Russian River Rose Company…received an Honorable Mention award at the Marin County Fair, 2015.   Original and giclees (archival pigment prints) available.  

French Radishes

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Radishes from a French market. Original and giclees (archival pigment prints) available.

Okey Dokey Artichokey

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My first artichoke – from a photo taken in Napa. Original SOLD but giclees (archival pigment prints) available.