These figs are by far the most beautiful fall fruit with their green outer skin and the magenta color fruit on the inside. All these are fruits of the fall, with the figs coming from my friend Patricia and the apples off our tree. So happy to do a real painting again after weeks of painting my front door and staining all the decks – the price you pay for staying away from home so long. I was almost afraid I’d forgotten how. 9″ x 12″ oil on linen.
These trees were starting their fall colors when I painted them the first time. After packing in my case they were unfortunately wearing the field of Chassignelles, so a major redo was in order. 12 x 16 oil on linen.
This painting was done in the lovely village of Ravieres, France. It did not travel so well due to my packing and that it was too wet. I was able to restore it. 9×12 oil on linen.
Painted at Kit Carson Pass the last two days finding myself drawn to the magnificent Sierra juniper trees. They are the ancients of the mountain pass and are likely hundreds of years old. 14″ x 11″ and 12″ x 16″ oil on linen,
Painted with the Tahoe Art League yesterday. There were 12 of us and the lunch critique was held in my garden. Great turn out! This view looks toward Mt Rose from the Upper Truckee Marsh/Meadow. There was only the tiniest bit of Lake Tahoe in the distance but the light on it really caught my eye. Oil on linen 11″ x 14″.
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.
View across to North Tahoe from Camp Rich. The Lake was filled with boats tied to mooring buoys. Oil on panel 8″x 10″.
This was the scene at Camp Richardson on the pier painting near the historic homes in Valhalla yesterday. Gorgeous day, but icy waters did not see any swimmers. Plein air oil on linen 11″ x 14″.
Beautiful sunny morning in Tahoe at the flooded Upper Truckee Marsh.Oil on linen panel 6″x 8″.