Nov 20, 2011

Andrew Wyeth


The Palm Springs Art Museum has an exhibition of Andrew Wyeth's work through Jan. 22, 2012!!
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Palm Canyon Cafe Watercolor

This is an ink and watercolor painting I recently did for Local's Choice Magazine. I'm hoping to complete a few more this month for the restaurant section.
Richard Taylor
has out a few good watercolor books that really show how much fun it can be to experiment with ink & watercolor.
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Nov 7, 2011

Wild Rose 2011


48" x 60" Oil on canvas

Colors I used- Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange,Alizerson Crimson, and Ultramarine Blue.
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Oct 25, 2011

Little Carrie's Painting


This is an oil painting my Great-Grandfather Charles E. Gooch's first wife Carrie Baker painted back in 1896. They were married in 1896 and moved to the town of Mt. Shasta,CA. which back then was referred to as "Sisson", it sits directly below the mountain on the West side. She became pregnant soon after they wed and died a week after giving birth to a still-born daughter named Mazelli Gooch. Carrie was a very small woman, she taught elementary school and painted in her spare time while living in Lookout, CA.
My 2nd cousin Avis has this painting in her home, I recently visited her and shot a couple photo's of it.
It's quite lovley, I believe the lake in the painting is Lake Siskiyou but I'm not certain of it. In her letters during their courtship; she spoke of how excited she was to be moving to Mt. Shasta to be with him after the wedding.
The last few months of her pregnancy were spent away from him down in Napa Valley, CA. at a health care facility where she died about 11 mos. after they were married.
I have her trunk that she stored her belongings in and which she took with her on horse and buggy to Mt. Shasta, it's a beautiful piece.
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Oct 20, 2011

I Like to Call This My "Gallery Display Dress Rehearsal"


All my current figurative & floral paintings are on display at the Gallery Building- 1090 N. Palm Canyon Main St. in Palm Springs. My talented sister Lisa Stanley helped me set this up! Hopefully I'll be moving to my new location in about 3 weeks, I'm so excited!!
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In Memory of My Sweet Gramma Nettie Hendrix



I painted this Sunflower in pastel for my Gramma Nettie 19 years ago, she grew so many in her yard over the years including this one.
I love her so much and miss her everyday. She was 98 years old and was an incredible woman. She left this place on July 19,2011 at 8:50pm.

"Beannacht" by John O'Donohue

On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.

And when your eyes
Freeze behind
The gray window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colors,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
In the curragh of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life......

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Figure Sketch 18" x24" Conte paper w/ Pastel

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My Spot in Local's Choice 2011 :-)


Coachella Valley Publication
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My Cover Art for Local's Choice Magazine :-)

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Fall Issue

May 23, 2011


Sepia portrait sketch on rives paper.
18" x 24"

May 10, 2011


Sepia Portrait Sketch on Rives paper.
18" x 24"

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Feb 11, 2011

Bearded Iris

24" x 30" Oil on canvas

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Red Red Rose

24" x 30" Oil on canvas



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