Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hidden in the Hills - Balancing Rock Studio

Hidden in the Hills Tour - second weekend - start at Balancing Rock Studio #3. We all will be waiting for you - Betsy, Judith, Joan, Cathy, Gary and me! And ready to show you our art in a variety of mediums. @hiddeninthehills

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hidden in the Hills Annual Studio Tour and Sale

Hidden in the Hills 16th Annual Studio Tour and Sale is almost here!!! We have Balancing Rock Studio # 3 in Cave Creek set up and ready for you this weekend - Friday, Nov. 16, Sat. Nov. 17 and Sunday Nov. 18. The hours are 10 am to 5 pm; but Saturday, we are hosting a special after hours party and will be open until 7 pm with food and beverages!

Come out and see the work of 6 different artists. Betsy Glatz is our host and I am a guest along with Joan Milman, Cathy Ross, Judy Rothenstein-Putzer and Gary Fabbri. Maps and further details are available at www.

If this weekend just doesn't work out for you, we will be doing this again, next weekend right after Thanksgiving. You can even bring a turkey sandwich and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful desert!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

First Friday Art Walk, Flagstaff

As the featured artist at the Z House Gallery this month, I will be painting a demo during Flagstaff's First Friday Art Walk, 6 -9 pm. Stop by for a visit and see my 2 new fall paintings along with the beautiful art of over 20 artists! Look for the little white bungalow at 2320 East Route 66.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Z House Gallery Grand Opening

I am excited to be a part of this energetic little gallery - The Z House Gallery and Boutique! The Grand Opening Celebration is this weekend! Both Saturday and Sunday, there will be live music on the patio, food, kid's activities, and art demonstrations. Inside the gallery is an amazing collection of art by more than 20 artists! Look for the little bungalow at 2320 East Route 66 (Sante Fe Ave.) just west of the 4th St. intersection. You will find the complete schedule of events, including artists' demos at I will be doing a painting demo on Saturday, 3-5pm and Sunday, 1-4pm. Look forward to seeing you!

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Arizona Remembers 9/11, Tempe Beach Park"

I know that I posted this image earlier in the summer, but now that 9/11 is here again, I think it's okay to post it again as a reminder for all of us. If you are in the Valley and able to stop by Tempe Beach Park, do so tomorrow. It will only be up throughout the day. There are 2996 flags - one for each person who lost their life that day and each flag carries a yellow placard with their name. It is a moving memorial and tribute that is a must see. Giclées of this painting are available for purchase.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Great Review on Flagstaff Open Studios

Following up on Flagstaff Open Studios... check out this link to Joe Bodin's blog and his comments on the studios that he visited last weekend. ) Thank you Joe! It was fun to meet you and learn that you had purchased one of of my watercolors previously at Brandy's Restaurant.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Flagstaff Open Studios - 2012

Special thanks to all my guests who stopped by my studio this weekend! It was really fun to see so many familiar faces and meet new friends as well. I loved all your comments about my paintings and appreciated your purchases. I always like to know that my paintings have gone to good homes! I will leave most of my work up this week if you were unable to visit as I continue to paint on my demo - aspen and the peaks. Is there any better combination?
John, my husband and only "staff", especially enjoyed his role as chef during Open Studios and was so happy with the rave reviews on his Lavender Brownies! Of course the culinary lavender that he used was from the Red Rock Lavender Farm. We hung the completed lavender paintings that I had worked on during their festival in June along with the original painting, "Let's Sit Among the Lavender".

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Red Rock Lavender Festival

Enjoy some photos from the demo with me at Red Rock Lavender Farm! 

It was a real treat to be invited to share my watercolor technics with the visitors to the Lavender Festival on June 29th. I will post my completed paintings soon.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Meet the Artist at Brandy's Restaurant

It was a fun afternoon at Brandy's Restaurant during "Meet the Artist"! I had a chance to share my watercolors with so many friends and my sister, Janis, was even able to join us.  Brandy served her mini mimosas and some yummy cookies.  My show will continue until July 30th.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"AZ Remembers 9/11, Tempe Beach Park"

"Arizona Remembers 9/11, Tempe Beach Park" (image 11x16)
This painting is now being shown at Brandy's Restaurant in Flagstaff with a little narrative explaining the setting. It was up for one day only, September 11, 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the attack. There was a flag with a placard for each life lost - a symbolic reminder to all of us of the loss to America on that day. My husband, John, was in the Valley and took photos for me so that I was able to paint this watercolor. (It is available in giclée prints.)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 4th - Brandy's Show is up!

Thanks to Brandy and her wonderful staff, my show is up and ready to see while you enjoy some yummy food! We hung 30 framed pieces, many just painted for this show, and several mini originals and ceramic tiles. There will be some changes in the art over the next few weeks, so check back here and at Brandy's to see what's new!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sneak Preview!

                                              "Hiking Little Elden" , image 14"x21"
"General Store", image 8"x10"
"Moo...ved!", image 5"x7"

Here is a sneak preview of my show going up at Brandy's on Monday. These images are special to the high country in and around Flagstaff, but I will have images from all over the State as we celebrate this centennial year in Arizona. Plan to have breakfast or lunch and catch these while you can - they are originals (no prints available on these). Show opens Tuesday, June 5th! I'm still painting - check back tomorrow for another preview.

Monday, May 28, 2012

the Noise - Arts & News...

The June issue of the Noise is out this weekend! Publisher Charles Severeid has created a beautiful ad for my show at Brandy's! Pick up an issue and see the article by Clair Anna Rose about my plans for the show! It opens June 5th, in Flagstaff (directions on their website so my brushes will be working overtime this week. So will my matter and framer, husband, John!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Red Rock Lavender, Concho, AZ

Here it is, once again, my painting of the lavender fields in Concho, AZ. But wait... this is exciting news! Red Rock Lavender Farm is getting ready for their annual festival in June, when it is open to the public for tours. It's a wonderful chance to see the farm, experience some "pick your own lavender," and see the different offerings in the gift shop. Find your way using the map and get more details from their website (look for the festival link).  You will notice that they will be selling notecards and prints of this image in their gift shop. So plan your trip to Concho and don't forget to order your lunch ahead of time through their site.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Flagstaff Artists' Marketplace

Yesterday was a beautiful Spring day for the Artists'  Marketplace in Flagstaff. I enjoyed sharing the day with the other artists and meeting the folks who came out to visit our booths. I was able to share some previews for my next show - Brandy's will go up on June 4th! Yes, my paint brushes will be very busy over the next few weeks!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Daffodils - in my new ad!

So much news. I've been busy painting and have some new watercolors that will be ready for my Spring and Summer shows in Flagstaff. Also some new venues coming up. But this is just the best news that I want to share it with you first. I now have an ad on Susan Branch's website with a link to my website! Many of you know that Susan has been an inspiration to me for years - her work is so charming! So I am thrilled to be able to advertise my website with her. Just click on the "Inspiration" in the right hand column of her home page and it will take you to her special page with blogs and sites that she wants to share. You will see my ad there in the top corner. Look for the daffodils...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Eye Candy?

Recently, a fellow artist was telling some folks about visiting my open studio and said she was amazed by all the "eye candy" as she entered the room! She said the paintings themselves as well as all the other items that I was showing my work on - the quilt blocks, the ceramic tiles, the holiday ornaments, the small table top easels and cards of various types. Today, I sent out my request for a Host Studio for the 2012 Hidden in the Hills Open Studio and Sale Event in November.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunsets and Tangerine!

Did you know that tangerine has been determined to be the color for 2012! How exciting to have such a vibrant, happy color to usher us into the new year! So, of course, I was thinking about what I could paint in "tangerine" and found a painting that I have not shared with you yet. "La Jolla Sunset" (image 10x14) was a commissioned piece that I painted last fall. I had to wait to show it here to be sure that it had been presented to its recipients and I wouldn't spoil the surprise. It's a perfect take on the tangerine theme and would look wonderfully exciting in so many landscapes if you don't have palm trees where you live!

If you don't have a spot for a sunset, how about a still life or flowers? My mind is going crazy with ideas, so I'd better get my brushes busy! Where can you add a splash of tangerine?!