Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ryan; 6 Months

Meet my new grandson, Ryan Andrew Sandberg. Currently he's fascinated with his "jumpy seat". I hope to paint him at least every year as he grows up. I envision a row of these paintings in his room. They will probably cause him extreme embarrassment in his teens and be relegated to a closet. In the meantime I hope they provide some pleasure to him, his parents and others.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Break in the ACTION

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Another of my new car show series.....a vendor watches the people passing in the street.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Purposeful Stride

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We went to a bike swap event in Tucson last Saturday and I snapped a bunch of photos. I was especially drawn to this young woman with her coffee cup and her jaunty blue skirt.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cadillac Yack

I'm excited about my new series-people at vintage car shows(and possibly other public venues). I took a bunch of photos at the Edmonds car show this summer. I love the way the guys stand around with their hands in their pockets.

Today I painted the Santa Rita mountains on an 18x36 canvas. I've been wanting to do that for a long time. The painting will live here at out house in Green Valley, AZ.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

His and Hers

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This week's DPW Challenge was "paint your shoes". I was going to just paint my own "hikers" but then I thought it might be fun to tie mine and my husband's together. How's that for romantic?
I've been madly painting the last few days, starting my new series based on people at vintage car shows. It may expand into people at other public venues, as we went to a bike swap in Tucson yesterday and I snapped some reference photos. This weekend there is a vintage car show and chili cook-off in Amado, a town just south of us. My camera and I will be there!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Snowy Commute

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I painted this in the Santa Rita Art League studio on a 70 degree day. How charming snow can be when you're not having to slog your way through it!

Monday, November 7, 2011



The DPW Challenge this week is another of my favorite type; "find the painting" in the photograph. Although the photo depicted a lively cafe scene, I was drawn to the girl with the hand raised to her hair. I also liked the way the backs of the chairs "framed" her in the space.
I joined the "Santa Rita Art League" so that I would have a place to paint. Today was the first day I took advantage of it, and I think I'll like it. My frames arrived today too, so I'll be shipping off my little paintings to the Edward Montgomery Fine Art gallery in Carmel. I hope they sell quickly and the demand will be there for larger paintings. Cross your fingers for me! Also, this weekend is the 11/11/11 event at the Seattle Design Center. Ticket Sales are looking good and I hear the exhibition looks awesome. Heavy art week for me!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm So Happy

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I'm finally back to painting after a several week hiatus and it feels GOOD! Here's my entry for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge.
I have numerous items of good news on the art front. One is the upcoming 11/11/11 event at Seattle Design Center is gathering steam as tickets are being sold at a respectable rate. I hear the show looks great and enthusiasm is high. If you are in the Seattle and interested in attending a fun event, check it out at There's even a video about the CAP program.
The second item of note is that Alki Arts in West Seattle had a record month in October. Alki Arts opened its doors during possibly the worst art market in recent history, but Diane and Tom, the owners, are doing such a good job and gaining such favor in the community that they just might make it. We all- artists and community members alike- are rooting for their continuing success.
The third item is about a tremendous opportunity that has come my way. My husband and I had just arrived in Ouray, Colorado when I got a phone call from the Edward Montgomery Fine Art Gallery in Carmel, California. He had seen my work online and wanted to talk about possible representation in his gallery. I checked out the gallery and it is very established and well located. The current situation is that I am sending him 6 small paintings and we'll see how they do. If all goes well, we'll try some larger paintings. What an opportunity! I'm very excited about the possibilities!
So- I'm motivated and challenged and excited and all those good things. Life is good....I'll keep you posted.