Cruising the Coast

CRUISING THE COAST

“Cruising The Coast” Acrylic Study on 11′ X 14″ canvas

I could paint this picture blind folded, well actually maybe not but this stretch of the California Rte 101 is etched in my memory.  I commuted to work on this byway for nine years.  OK, in the painting I omitted the hotels, homes and restaurants that dot the shore, but I prefer to paint the coast in its pristine beginnings.  All those hotels, and homes have created traffic on the 101 and that is one of the reasons I no longer live there.  These days I prefer my small mountain town to crazy California traffic jams.

I do miss my ocean breezes and the smell of the salt air, walking the beach and fresh seafood, I could go on and on…. So our last road trip was back to the old stomping grounds around Pismo Beach.  It was perfect timing corresponding with my new “Road Trip” series  which I started this spring and will work on through the summer and into the fall. I hope to have a sweet slugh of painting about road tripping since it is one of the things I like to do best.  Road tripping gives me great inspiration for painting my positive-energy art, and many of these small studies will be inspirations for larger paintings.

So heres to Road Tripping, enjoying life and expressing myself one painting at a time.

If you love road tripping or want to see more of my beautiful art join my blog or visit my website.

 

 

Make it a Good Year

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Well here we are at the cusp of 2017 and an opportunity to start again.  I always love the new year especially now after the trying year that 2016 was.  We lost a lot of wonderful people including a dear member of my extended family.  Plans that I had to move closer to my family proved not to work out; for the best I believe, but at the time it was very difficult. Of course there was the election and no matter what side you were on, it was difficult.

So now I look forward to 2017. The last week of December I always tie up louse ends and finish setting goals for the New Year.  I don’t really play with resolutions, I know myself to well. They will be broken by February.

One of my upcoming jobs in January will be starting the ELF sets for Park Avenue Theater, the wonderful Youth Theater in Prescott.  These kids are outstanding, and I love it so much when they see the sets for the first time.  All the hard work is worth it when I see the smiles on their faces15380813_988769827896195_747644552655797389_n

 

January 13, and 14, is my New Workshop “Creating Positive Energy Art”.  If you have been sitting on the fence now is the time to act.  I have 2 seats left.workshop-pic

Here are a trio of happy painters who took my “Having Fun With Acrylics” Workshop.  I know you will have a fun time just like they did.  Here is a link to the Workshop.

I have also spent the year-end re-launching a new website where you can find my e-commerce site.  This is where you can purchase my original paintings and giclee prints of many of my popular pieces. I will be selling gift products after the first of the year so please sign up for my newsletters so that you will know when the new launches are happening.  I may even surprise you with a webinar, workshop this year for those out-of-towners.

 

Lastly, I have a show coming up on February 10th at the Duce in Phoenix.  I hope to see many of my Phoenix tribe that night.  If you want advance tickets (they are cheaper than at the door)  Here is the link.

So Let’s all make it a good year.  HAPPY NEW YEAR,  and HAVE A PROSPEROUS 2017

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