Joy’s House

Joy house plein air

Joy's house plein air

The beautiful pink flowering plum tree set against the baby blue of Joy’s house was too hard to resist in our South Lake Tahoe, Al Tahoe neighborhood. It was a tough commute going outside our fence. Spring is just starting here as evidenced by a beautiful warm day yesterday and snow today. Oil on linen 12″ X 16″.

Garden Iris

Garden Iris

The color of these bearded iris was very different, with soft pink and red-purple hues.These were the only iris in my garden this year.  They are with a cactus and succulents transplanted in the back yard a few years back which are getting pretty big. Deer love succulents which I found out as they had come up two flights of stairs to the front door to have a bite.

Tahoe Art League paints Iris Gardens near Placerville on May 10th, so that may be the last opportunity to paint these lovely flowers this spring. I am so fortunate to get two springs – one in the Bay Area and the other in the mountains!

Golden Gate Bridge from Marin

Marin Headlands GGB

Plein air GGB

It was a gorgeous warm day yesterday at the Marin Headlands, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area looking across to San Francisco. This was a scene well overdue to be painted, as I have lived here since 1981! Got to speak with people from France, Australia, Philippines and locals at this heavily visited location that was saved in the 1960’s for all to enjoy. I am so lucky  to live in this paradise! 12″ X 16″ Oil on linen.