Art at the Source…so much fun.

Demo #2 First day Here is the second demo I did on the first day of Art at the Source. It was toward the end of a busy first day and I just got into painting on a big white canvas with my charcoal and three colors of acrylics. I like the way this came out and so did some of my visitors…its spoken for…yet not quite done.

Art at the Source has one more weekend coming up…day after tomorrow. I love that the public can see my work space and my work, ask questions, give feedback and just hang out.  This is my 7th year!

Art at the Source June 4-5 and 11-12

Tomales DairyOnly 2 weeks to go before ART at the SOURCE open studio tour!  I am getting ready. I’ll be showing in Valley Ford this year with Craig Collins who makes custom fine furniture.   The location is amazing … beautiful pastoral setting perfect for painting. Craig’s studio/ shop is so cool with all of the raw wood, tools and even a gorgeous wooden boat sitting high up in the rafters….a project dear to his heart.

This painting is the one I chose to hang in the preview show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Visiting this show is a great way to see work by all of the 153 participating artists…and a way to plan your tour of the studios.

There are seven of us showing on the coast this year…right off of the coastal Highway One.  Craig and I are in Valley Ford near the border of Marin and Sonoma Counties and there are 4 artists showing in Salmon Creek, just a few miles north near Bodega Bay.

Reception at Portalupi Wine

The wonderful owners (and wine makers) Tim and Jane of Portalupi Wines are hosting a reception and new relHouse in September Sunease celebration this Thursday May 19 from 6-8pm.  My work is hanging in their tasting room which is located next door to the famous Raven Theater in downtown Healdsburg. They will be releasing their newest wine, an Italian white called Vermentino and pairing it with a seafood chowder…yum! So come on down and try a new wine, see my artwork and say hello.

This event is a preview exhibit for Art at the Source which is coming up real soon…June 4-5 and 11- 12. I am happy to be showing in Valley Ford, just down the road from Bodega Bay, with my friend Craig Collins. Craig is a fine custom furniture designer and builder. He and his wife Sharon own West County Design …one of the nicest shops in Sonoma County that features Craig’s work along with a stunning selection of fine arts and craft…most by local artists.

I am looking forward to Art at the Source this year…it’s my 6th year of doing this open studio tour. I love meeting everyone and talking about art. This year since I have moved (within Bodega Bay) and am currently moving my studio I will be willing to part with some pieces that I have been hanging on to…moving is the best incentive for downsizing, right?

Another fun weekend

May Flowers for blog

May Flowers 24" x 24"

We had so much fun this last weekend at Art at the Source. More than 300 wonderful people came to visit me, Nancy and Carol at our open studio (#63) on Green Valley Road in Sebastopol. Lots of art being viewed and sold to people from all over…we had visitors from Florida, Boston, Philadelphia, Oregon, New Jersey, New York and Texas as well as from the Bay area and Sacramento. I demonstrated painting in oils outside near the gorgeous garden and vineyard view.

Don’t miss this coming weekend June 12 and 13th..from 10am – 5pm more than 120 artists show their work to the public!

Bay to Breakers…what fun!

Heard about Bay to Breakers? Its a 7.5 mile foot race…really a party from the ferry building (sort of) to the ocean…across the SF peninsula through Golden Gate Park. My husband ran it in an hour and I walked, talked, jogged and was stunned by the costumes, nakedness and shear fun of the event. Took me 2 hours and 20 minutes…geesh. Well, something to shoot for next year. At least I know now not to stop at the first bank of port-o-potties since the wait took forever.

Chicken House and Barn #4 for blogHere is the revised painting called Chicken House and Barn…its 30″ x 30″ and will appear in the Art at the Source Preview Show.  The reception is this Friday evening!