Bay Trail View

Painted late in the day on the San Francisco Bay Trail skirting the old Hamilton Air Force base. This site was converted back to wetlands several years ago and the vistas are fantastic! The previous day we had hiked the trail with the dogs at about the same time, so I knew I had to return. This view is looking into the hills away from the Bay. 11″ x 14″ oil on linen.


Just finished a larger painting from the study I did at Schneider Ranch in Carson City last month. What a great spot to paint. There were so many options and well worth many more visits. Thanks to Kim Leavitt-Franke for getting permission to paint there. Oil on gallery wrapped linen 24″ x 36″. Smaller study 11″ x 14″. Click the link below this post to see the larger painting in detail. It may need a retake as the lighting was a bit strong in the studio.

Porcelain Fish Sculptures Available!

I have been busy making these one of a kind porcelain fish sculptures (salmon and trout). The ones on wooden boxes are both a painting and sculpture. All are ready to hang on your wall. I have opened an Etsy Shop specifically for selling them. Take a look and you may find something you like. They would make great presents for a fishing enthusiast or Father’s Day!

Spring Meadow

Painted in one of my favorite locations yesterday, the Upper Truckee Marsh/Meadow. It was a super windy day with gusts of 35-40 mph, so lots of holding down and vibrations were occurring. This painting looks northeast toward Mt Rose. Used my one of my newest archival linen panels perfectly made by my husband! 8″ x 10″ oil on linen.

Genoa in the shadow of the Carson Range


Painted in Genoa yesterday. It was settled by Mormans, the oldest and 1st town in Nevada. The day was very windy with no shelter or umbrella. I had to weigh down the easel and stabilize it with one hand. Weeks ago I had seen this sight on a drive and had to go back to paint it. Also got paint on my lens so the scene photo is a bit blurry. Oil on gallery wrapped canvas 16″ X 20″.