20×48″ Oil on Canvas– I love how a canopy of trees creates little spotlights that highlight little parts of the forest floor. Sometimes these illuminate delicate plants that wait for their thirty minutes of direct sunlight a day and sometimes they make a pool in the creek glow like a lantern.
This weekend is the wine sale and auction for Vino de Suenos, a fundraiser to support farm, ranch and vineyard workers in the Santa Ynez Valley. Artists auction off paintings and the images are used on special edition wine labels that are sold at the event. The beneficiary of the event is People Helping People, a primary provider of human and social services in mid Santa Barbara County.
12×20″ Oil on Panel– I was feeling indecisive… Half of me wanted to go outside and paint. The other half just wanted to stay home and relax. This was the compromise from our front porch.