Saturday, October 15, 2016


 Fall Open Studios 

1890 Bryant Street @ Mariposa
100 Artists 
1 Building

FRIDAY PREVIEW November 4, 6pm-9pm
Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6, 11am-5pm

Come on by.  I will be hanging out on the 3rd floor, studio 317. 

Life is But a Dream

This was one of the faster ones, less than a year.  

Kitea Birthday

I am really into these stripes.

It is funny to me because I avoided a lot color for so long.  I was/am so enamored with Giorgio Morandi that I wouldn't allow myself to indulge.  
I am swinging completely the other direction now.  I am quite color drunk.

Final "Cat Girl"

This painting was inspired by Makiko's Birthday at the cat tea lounge called Kitea in Hayes Valley.  You can go and spend an hour with cats.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Day Dream Number 3

Tom named this one.  I still have to work on numbers 1 and 2.  

Whew, it was a battle.  Final, something new
It started as a straight forward composition from a dinner party.  Which is what I named it "The Dinner Party". But now it is changed and is included in the "Stream of Consciousness" series.  

Early version...  What the heck?..  See Tom's legs?  Is that an inner-tube?

Still floundering around. It got to be a free for all.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Rainbow Girls

I am still into Maslow.  I think I have always have been preoccupied with what we need to be happy.
Last Lanai painting started in 2014

This was a funny version.  I shored up all the edges for a  while.

I am really into Squeak.  Can you tell?

At this point I wrapped it in cling wrap and stuck it in Tom's suitcase so I could finish it at home.
Rainbow Girls appeared.  I almost called them, "Golden Girls" I love that Betty White.


Thursday, July 14, 2016


Here is another two year painting.  I started this in 2014.  

It is started in Lanai with images of Lanai.  I haven't touched it in about a year.  I finally finished it.  

It is one of those elusive woven collage paintings.  The mom and Makiko painting, two posts ago, has taught me a lot about how the woven collage is structured.

I started with this

I added these cute Frenchies
I started weaving in patterns and objects.

Here is the finished painting.  It all came together quickly, two years plus 30-35 hours.

Monday, July 4, 2016


I started this two years ago in Hawaii.  It was just the bird for the longest time.  I struggled.  This time I made it into a part of the collage series and it all clicked into place.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mom and Makiko

This painting took over a year.  I had to walk away for a long while.  It was not working.  It is one of those collage paintings that I find hard to resolve.  But I had an inspiration about the sky, night time and with birds flying.  Then everything else melded and knit itself together.  Whew!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cocktail Hour

Open studios this Friday night and all weekend.  Stop by for a cocktail or some cheese!  Stand still long enough and you could end up in a painting.  

 Stand still long enough and you could end up in a painting.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Loose as a goose

SPRING Open Studios

Open Studios 
Sneak Peek  Friday April 15, 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday April 16-17 Noon-6:00pm