Well it’s been a year full of changes for me. Moving into a new house with a new studio has been exciting and overwhelming. We are still in Bodega Bay, but now in a spot with more land and more space for a studio. I am thrilled to have a dry and spacious area for my work. I finally have a chance to update my site and start blogging again.
Recently I have been working more with oils although charcoal and acrylics are still favorites especially for teaching. Also I find myself incorporating more of the coastline in my work. What a stretch! I even painted my darling dog recently in addition to sheep and poppies. (see “New” work posted in my gallery).
Getting ready for ARTrails… the longest running juried open studio tour in Sonoma County. I am Studio #1. This is my first time doing this event. I never applied before this year because my studio location was so remote; at the most western point of the county, and there were no other artists showing out here. But now that I am a bit closer to town, and happily joined by sculptor Colin Lambert in Studio #2 in Valley Ford, I am looking forward to it. The Fall is the best time to visit the coast weather-wise. Oh, glorious sunshine… here at last!