Studio View

This is the view I enjoy in the mornings from my hilltop studio. This place is so special and peaceful looking out across the valley to Mt. Tamalpais and on clear days to San Francisco’s Sutro Tower. 24″ x 48″ oil on canvas.

Click the link below to see the view and painting.


Yesterday was a good day at Hope Valley, as I found some aspen in their resplendent glory. The wind storm over the weekend stripped many trees bare making it a bigger drive to find any still intact. 12″ x 16″ oil on linen.

Red flesh figs

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.

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.