Monday, September 28, 2015

Silent Departure

8x6 acrylic on gessoboard
Sitting in our cockpit, sipping on my morning coffee aboard Pearl, I watched as a fellow cruiser quietly made his way out of the anchorage and into the foggy distance.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pacific City Beach Girls

6x6 Acrylic on panel board
Pacific City, Oregon is one of our favorite beaches.  Our girls and their best friends had a blast playing in the sand and ocean.  It was warm enough to strip down to a daiper!  There is something about the Oregon Coast that calls to me.

Simple Fascination

6x6 Acrylic on panel board
This is a painting of our daughter, Annie, at Lanikai Beach on Oahu.  She had found a string in the sand and spent about an hour playing with it in the wind.

Family Beach Day

6x8 Acrylic on canvas panel
What's better than a family day at the beach?  These are wonderful friends of ours that truly enjoy life.  The colors of the ocean and sand in the Pacific Northwest makes for a deeply satisfying seascape.  And it never hurts to have a dog in the picture!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Secret Beach

6x6 acrylic on gessoed panel
This is another gem in Kaneohe Bay.  It's named "Secret Beach"  do to keeping it's location incognito.  It is a perfect tropical setting for a painting, don't you think?!  I'd map out this beautiful spot for you to visit on your own, but I'd have to kill you.  Just kidding!

Kaneohe Bay Drive

6x6 acrylic on gessoed panel

When I am home visiting my mom, I always go for a walk along Kaneohe Bay Drive.  Looking beyond the houses out into the bay never gets old for me.  The bay is scattered with reefs and boats that create an amazing landscape of colors.

Kaneohe Bay Sand Bar

6x6 acrylic on gessoed panel

I grew up in Kaneohe, Hi, which is one of the most beautiful places on Earth!  We had a speed boat when I was young and would head out to the Sand Bar in Kaneohe Bay when the tide was right and spend the day playing in the sand and water.  With the Koolau mountains as the backdrop, it always was a beautiful setting.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hawaii No Ka Oi

Lanikai Beach

acrylic on panel
I grew up going to Lanikai Beach and it's still one of my favorites to visit every time I go home.  The water is clear and the sand is soft and warm.  The trade winds keep me nice and cool while I walk the beach and visit with friends.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

One more pup painting

Boston Terrier

6x6 acrylic on board

Is this little guy adorable or what!  I think I'm obsessed with dogs.  This was a fun painting to do.  It always helps when my subjects pose perfectly.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

My first painting blog post!


6x6 acrylic on panel

I volunteer at one of our local dog shelters and this sweet girl was just too adorable not to paint. My special pet name for her was Piglet (she has the perkiest big pink ears). Thankfully, since painting this, Lily has been adopted by a wonderful, loving family.