Monday, September 25, 2017

Big Bouquet of Basil


Big Bouquet of Basil
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

Friends came to dinner and brought a big bouquet of basil from their garden. Friendship, generosity, and the sweet fragrance of summer's bumper crop fills the house with just the goodness needed during these times.
That and seeing "Ain't Too Proud," the story of the Temptations at Berkeley Rep have kept me buoyant. Don't miss this imaginative, beautiful, gripping production.

Friday, September 22, 2017

LOVE


LOVE
Oil on Wood
12"X9"

Their Love continues to fill me up with optimism.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Red and Blue


Red and Blue
Oil on Wood
10"X8"

Continuing to focus on the ones I love. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Life Goes On


Life Goes On
Oil on Wood
8"X10"

In an all out attempt to remain positive in this time of horrifying natural and man made disasters, I  turned my attention to this.

And yesterday, I spent an hour absorbing Ragnar Kjartansson's "The Visitors" at SF MOMA. Just go.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September in Sonoma


September in Sonoma
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

Summer is slipping away.
Savoring the light and the warmth.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Summer Lace


Summer Lace
Oil on Wood
10"X10"
SOLD

Beautiful in its simplicity, Queen Anne's Lace is one of many things I love about summer in Sonoma. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wild Life


Wild Life
Oil on Wood
24"X24"
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I have spent the last month mostly alone, savoring summer in Sonoma; the light, the sky, the grasses, the ancient evergreens,  wildflowers, birds, frogs, lizards, bees and the animals whose home this really is.

Last weekend a highly qualified dream team from Audubon Canyon Ranch Mountain Lion Project came over to examine, observe and tag an 11 year old mountain lion and her two kittens who were feasting on a fawn on a knoll in the middle of our meadow. Watching them work way into the night brought me closer than ever to the creatures whose presence is known but rarely seen.  They come, they go, as they have done on this land for many generations before and will continue to do long after we move on. It is both humbling and reassuring to feel small and insignificant in the big picture. There is nothing that touches the soul like solitude while surrounded by the natural world.