"Ready to Sail", 14" x 11", Oil on Canvas. This painting was inspired when I went down to Balboa with my special beach loving friend. We love to hang out in Balboa having lunch and then looking through the shops. We always end up walking close to the water as I shoot photos of boats and nautical things. She has a good eye and makes fun observant comments as we go. I love the flowers at the beach too as they seem to bloom just a little better there. The sparkle of the white paint and sails in the sunlight just captivate me. It looks so clean and fresh against the blue of the water. I hope you like my impressionistic style of capturing this boat scene. Balboa is one of my favorite places, can you tell? Thank you. If interested please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I grew up in Pasadena, California, and have lived near the edge of the Arroyo my whole life. First with my parents and sister, and then later with my own family, with a son and three daughters. I had a happy and busy life. As the kids grew I also went back to school, earning my RN degree. I then worked at the hospital where I was born, as well as where I had my own children. I always had a desire to paint but never gave it much thought until one day...and the story goes from there. I became self taught until studying watercolor with, Nuttall, Wiegardt, Stoddard, and Swenson, some of the best. From there I went to Art Center College of Design, up on the hill, where I first learned of my passion to also paint in oil. I was signed up to take a workshop with, Charles Reid who is my very favorite artist in watercolor and oil. Since fall, I have been dealing with breast cancer so my desires to take certain classes have to go on the back burner for now. Just a bump in the road is all. I also have great admiration for the talent of Jeremy Lipking. I check out his work frequently and am in awe. He is really good..!!