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October 21, 2020

I stopped to smell the roses.

Aroma therapy.

Then I stayed to paint them.

Color therapy.

Key word: Therapy

6" x 6" oil on panel    $230    Art in the Morning special


Bell of the Ball

October 14, 2020

With her charismatic presence and brilliant glow, I feel certain she is about to be kissed by her favorite frog, (in a complementary color, no doubt) and turn into our next poet laureate.

Sure to dazzle.

6" x 6" oil on panel    $230    Art in the Morning special



October 7, 2020

I love the quiet, contemplative nature of this.

The solitary.

It somehow takes me to the deep of the sea.

I love that some things in art can't be explained. 

5" x 7"  oil on linen panel   $230   sold   


Fountain Serene

September 30, 2020

After the blazing sun and outdoor heat, entering the room of cool air, intricate, high-domed ceiling, and reflective mosaic flooring, all is  darkness. The senses join the quiet as the quiet calms the mind.

Gradually... the slow reveal of shimmering light, the delicate notes of water play, the depth of space in calming arches, invite us to expand into the calm.

Let's stay awhile.

9" x 12"  oil on linen panel  $430   Art in the Morning special



September 23, 2020

In a season of so much courage and so much loss, a painting seems so little to offer... Rain-washed flowers in a slice of sunlight on Saturday, when breathable air and blue sky finally blew for a brief visit.

Every day I strive to keep my head up and do my best in my small way. It just is so little in the face of so much.

Wishing everyone strength, persistence, and moments of beauty.

5" x 7"  oil on panel   $230 sold  


A Bigger Neighborhood

September 16, 2020

For everyone in need of a travel fix... Or, why we "like" to board narrow tubes with wings...Say, what?!

It's that very discomfort, the loss of the familiar, the adventure of new subjects never considered, new alleyways not explored, new languages to understand.

Sounds....even when they require the occasional earplug on the street side, tell us so much. From the piano in the window above on the edge of Harlem, to the sound of city-work in the middle of the night. The sound of the stone cutter in the quarry in Carrera or in a cathedral in Morningside Heights, the song of the opera singer on the trail in Cinque Terra, or the low whisking of a hay cutter crossing the field in Spain, or the no-sound silence on a path in Norway... art, labor, passion, dreams, work, nature.

There is the taste of sucking a lime along with the locals on a choppy ferry crossing from the Yucatan to then-rustic Cozumel during rush hour. That's a ride I won't forget. Or heading down a jungle trail at dusk with signs to "watch for wild boar" while we look for my in-laws. That's a night I won't forget.

New continents become opportunities. Countries become neighborhoods. Strangers become friends. We welcome different perspectives and find that getting lost is to be found.

I can't wait to get lost again.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs


Red Hots

September 9, 2020

I love poppies. Crepe-paper fragility meets the power of color.

A celebration in nature.

8" x 10"  oil on linen panel    $390   Art in the Morning special


Nocturne II

September 2, 2020

It feels good to get lost in glass. The forward and back, the continuous and the hop-skip break, making the everyday fresh and unexpected.

My breathing slows, and I get lost in space.

I think I'll stay here a while.

20" x 22" x 1.5" oil on canvas   $1340 sold  


A Cup of Summer

August 26, 2020

Wishing you a gentle day, and some sunshine in your cup.

8" x 8"  oil on panel   $320    Art in the Morning special



August 19, 2020

August in the Sierra brings warm days, high billowy clouds, and afternoon thunderstorms.

I can't help but look up and be transported. It feels good to get a bit of lift and ride it.

Soon the rain will wash the sky and me. I can smell it coming.

I can't wait.

20" x 20" x 1.5"     oil on canvas   $1340   Art in the Morning special



August 12, 2020

Serendipity, an act of kindness, and a whole new world opened up.

8" x 10"  oil on linen panel   sold  


She's So Fly

August 5, 2020

Wearing her version of a top hat and tails, she brings a touch of her pale swallowtail magic to alight leaf and petal.

Then, on a breeze, she dances away.

6" x 6" oil on panel   $195   sold  


Jonquil Morning

July 29, 2020

A sunny face to greet the day.

8" x 8"  oil on panel   $320    Art in the Morning special


Magic Garden

July 22, 2020

I love the mystery and surprise in the treasures of a garden. The moist verdant smell that comes at dusk, the surprise and reveal between light and shadow, the birds that sing within, and the bug world that tills the soil.

It's a good time to walk into a garden, big or small, wherever you find it.

8" x 10"  oil on linen panel   $330   Art in the Morning special



July 15, 2020

Wedges of light glint off edges of glass, cast in the colors of July temperatures.

It awaits the chilled harvest from the garden... savory celery, tomato, cucumber, or sweet strawberry, raspberry, orange,

Fresh-squeezed or with a fork... a refreshing & colorful start to your day.

5" x 7"  oil on linen panel   $230 sold     


Be Calmed

July 8, 2020

The universal voyage.

We point to our future, make our best guess, and chart a course. Avoiding the rocks, we share the wind along the way. And celebrate a safe landing in our now-bigger world.

This is where Travis McGee puts Peggy Lee on the turntable and serves you Boodles and friendship.

9" x 12"  oil on linen panel   $430    sold    


Bella Poppies in the Field

July 1, 2020

Other paintings have a woman in a wide hat and long billowing dress come 'round the corner right about now.

... I'm thinking a much-used tractor waits just beyond our view.

Let's go paint it.

8" x 10"  oil on linen panel   $370   Art in the Morning special


Garden sketch

June 24, 2020

A garden. A chair. Some silence.

A chance to think more, talk less, and rest.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs


Sunny '56

June 17, 2020

It's a perfect day for a drive.

8" x 10"  oil on linen panel    $420 sold



June 10, 2020




6" x 6" oil on panel   $230    sold 



June 3, 2020

I love doing shows and their invitation to others to enjoy looking. With art, there is always a ticket to step outside oneself and be transported - through painting or music, theater or dance or writing.

We get so few opportunies in life to be transported. Any story or painting or music means different things to different people. That's what makes it special.

Isn't it wonderful to just look. Don't worry about the title or where it was painted. Just go along for the ride and enjoy where it takes you.  

6" x 6" oil on panel   $230   Art in the Morning special



May 27, 2020

There is a little story behind this painting. But that's my story. I'd like you to have your story - whatever this painting might evoke for you.

Perhaps what it conjurs will change with the day or your frame of mind.

6" x 8"  oil on linen panel   $240     Art in the Morning special


Riding High

May 20, 2020

Jump on the toe-tappin,finger-snappin' cruise with Ella & Duke at the Cote D'Azur. Oscar Peterson said it would be his choice for a piece of music to put in a time capsule. I was listening to it while I painted this.

If at first it's just too happy for you, hang in there. Soon you'll be boppin' your head and setting down your tools to move.

Jazz is a frame of mind as well as a music. Let's dance.

9" x 12"  oil on linen panel   $465    Art in the Morning special


Juicy, Juicy, and a Bowl

May 13, 2020

Classic, robust, and colorful...

Three major building blocks.

8" x 8"  oil on panel   $320    Art in the Morning special


Sunlight Splash

May 6, 2020

Do the flowers bring the sun?

Or, does the sun bring the flowers.

Either way, here's wishing you a sunny day.

8" x 8"  oil on panel   $320    Art in the Morning special


Sunshine on my Shoulder

April 29, 2020

I hope it makes you happy, too.

8" x 8"  oil on panel   $320 sold


Back Bay Repose

April 22, 2020



Calm waters.

9" x 12"  oil on linen panel   $395    Art in the Morning special


Bodacious Tomatoes

April 15, 2020

Most things excel under the focused eye of expectation and appreciation.

Sitting up straight and glowing with promise, these tomatoes commanded the spotlight, tumbling forward to steal the scene.

So glad to be part of the audience!

8" x 8"  oil on panel   $320 sold   


Bowl & Pear

April 8, 2020

'Twas a dark and stormy night...


This week brought lots more winter to the Sierra. It arrived as big fat flakes filling the sky with polka dots of snowy cheer.

It continued to land thick on pine and fir, cloaking the world in quiet.

As dusk drew near, the pearl sky moved close to the trees that stood like dames and sentries in draping cloaks of white.

Inside, the cabin was lit by this golden pear, glowing like a candle, warming the approaching night.

8" x 8"  oil on panel   $320    Art in the Morning special


Flow Like a River

April 1, 2020

There is perhaps no better time than now for a big open window into nature, its beauty, its majesty.

Nature has a singular ability to calm and heal us. To lead us where we need to go.

And let us stay as long as we like.

30" x 36" x 1.5" oil on canvas   $3960   Art in the Morning special


Virtually Social

March 25, 2020

It's a great time to spend in the good company of our own thoughts,

To visit with our old friends in those classic books on our shelf,

To get to know the neighborhood of birds in our back yard,

And to do the sketching, painting, writing, or brain surgery we've said we wanted to do if only we had the time.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs


Springtime Comes to the Valley

March 18, 2020

Signs of spring in some parts of the land...

Barn swallows doing Blue Angel aerobatics as they dip and dive for bits of nest-building mud,

Melodies issue forth from treetop and bush, doing their best to imitate Ethel Merman's enthusiasm,

Deer scamper and skitter in silly play, then blast off for a graceful run at top speed,

One can hear the glittering notes of spontaneous spring melt,

And sunny yellow faces of cheer turn their gaze skyward as they dot the land in celebration.

8" x 10"  oil on linen panel    $370 sold    



March 11, 2020

How to stand out in a crowd?

Be the only one not looking at your phone.

Sketching people in public places used to be a great way to sharpen one's eye and skills. People used to engage in conversation, read the newspaper, crack open a book, or write a letter. 

Now, it's pretty hard to find interesting subjects.

Makes me wonder about future images to be found in art history books. Yikes.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs


Day Light

March 4, 2020

For the seasonally affected...

Whether you're in the land of Harry Potter,

Or the land of eternal midnight,

Or it's just a frame of mind...

What's the line?

We'll leave the light on for you.

5" x 7"  oil on linen panel   $260     Art in the Morning special


Sparkling Winter River

February 26, 2020

Winter, my favorite season.

Rivers, my favorite stream of consciousness.

Sunlight, my favorite mood elevator.

Quiet, my favorite backdrop to the birds.

10" x 12"  oil on linen panel   $465 sold    


Firelight Glow

February 19, 2020

I love the tilt-a-world nature of glass, the way I can amp it up or tone it down. Pushing things to recede or come forward in a razzle-dazzle game of space and light is one of my favorite sports.

I love the surprise and the risk as I attempt to hold on as we come fast around the curve.

20" x 22" x 1.5" oil on canvas   $1340   Art in the Morning special



February 12, 2020

Lost in the clouds is a great place to be.... Full of ever-changing beauty and light, expansion and disappearance and re-assemblage on the magic carpet of air currents.

Water made visible in gas and ice and pressure, who knew it would be such a rich and fanciful medium for transport of one's thoughts and dreams and romances.

Like lightening, you can't put it in a jar. But you can enjoy the ride.

8" x 8"  oil on panel   $330    Art in the Morning special


Oak Tree

February 5, 2020

The world would benefit from more time spent contemplating trees.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs


Sunrise Studio

January 29, 2020

Painting brings all kinds of "weather."

The process of finding new ways to see and tell the familiar, the joy and challenge of messing with space, the serendipitous detours of invention and experimentation can lead to high winds and white outs and the occasional crossing on a moonless night.

The trick is to stay with the adventure until it resolves to a peach-colored sunrise.

6" x 6" oil on panel   $230   Art in the Morning special


Quiet Now

January 22, 2020

Queue Tommy Flanagan for rich mahogany tones.

Or Oscar Peterson if you want a bit of brightwork with your oceanic rumblings.

Let the music carry you to the quiet.

5" x 7" oil on panel   $230   Art in the Morning special


Sunlight, Snowlight

January 15, 2020

Radiant light, quiet world.

Water in the bank.

A medium for play.

An embossed record of footprints and hatchmarks to tell us what the critters are up to.

A reflecting blanket for the full moon to bounce its light against.

6" x 8"  oil on linen panel    nfs  


Lamp Carnation

January 8, 2020

Life on the road means I often don't know just where I am when I awake.

It also means I get to draw stuff I don't normally see!

When I look back in my sketch, I know exactly where I was.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs


Old Fashion

January 1, 2020

Wishing you an old fashioned new year...

A year of community and conversations over the fence, cats floating to pies on the window sill like in cartoons of old, finding wonder watching fish swim in a deep emerald pond, looking up to see a hawk soar against a backlit cloud overhead, reading aloud to a friend your favorite passage in a book.

Here's to quiet moments of creating, and savoring the good.

6" x 6" oil on panel   sold  


Baroque Ensemble

December 25, 2019

Gilt edges and whirly whirls, doo-dads and daubs and glitters of light, the snap of stripes going 'round the curve and music in the air...

I enjoyed my own bit of conducting with my brush.

Wishing you peace and cheer and music every day.

6" x 6" oil on panel   $230  sold  


Morning Glow

December 18, 2019

Setting a place for Santa, full of magic and mystery.

8" x 8"  oil on linen panel   $340    Art in the Morning special


Classic '56

December 11, 2019

Like a sunny day, some things just make you smile.

8" x 10"  oil on panel   sold    


Studio Break

December 4, 2019

Break time in the studio means I turn my painting upside down and take a walk about.

When I return, I see the abstract shapes of color and value, contrast and light. It lets me see what's really there, instead of what I think is there.

Whether literal or metaphorical, turning things on their head for a fresh perspective seems a pretty good practice.

8" x 10"  oil on panel   $340   sold    



November 27, 2019

Evening... the perfect envelope of quiet.

A chance to pause and appreciate the kindness, the persistence, the courage of others.

Their example helps me find my better self.

6" x 6" oil on panel   $230   Art in the Morning special


Marlowe Takes up Painting

November 20, 2019

The low light and spare composition feels a bit noirish to me. I thought, Hey! Maybe that shamus Philip Marlowe took up painting.

Dark streets and alley ways in atmospheric light can be found in one's painting and on one's palette.

The beautiful dame strung tight like a bow is up to your imagination.

See? The viewer does complete it.

6" x 6" oil on panel   $230   Art in the Morning special


Clippy Gizmos

November 13, 2019

'Tis the season for those with the skill, to preserve. (I'm more familiar with the skill of perseverance.)

I love the mix of glass and hardware, the hint of science and the homemade.

And that splash of orange gasket is just the ticket.

8" x 10"  oil on panel   $340    Art in the Morning special


Autumn River Glow

November 6, 2019

Every day in nature is a gift. Big time.

Like having a piece of gold in your pocket.

Only better.

9" x 12"  oil on panel   $370    Art in the Morning special


Organic Diva

October 30, 2019

This ebullient tomato is so full of herself she is fit to burst. Drama and high color, costume and frillery, she shivers with presence. I couldn't help but think of opera divas.

I'm sure she is about to hit a high C.

Better hold on to your glass. 

5" x 7" oil on linen panel   $230   Art in the Morning special


Suspension of Disbelief

October 23, 2019

I love that pigment on a brush allows for creating a bit of magic. It's an adventure.

We get to take the everyday and see it fresh.

Presto chango.

6" x 8"  oil on linen panel    $265    Art in the Morning special


Garden Fountain - Alhambra

October 16, 2019

I have been hot on the trail of the Spanish painter, Sorolla. One of the places he found beauty and solitude was painting at Alhambra in Granada, Spain. It is an amazing place. Sorolla modeled his home and gardens upon it.

Like him, I find a fountain is just the invitation one needs to stop and linger, to contemplate and breathe, to hear the quiet, and then the hummingbird.

9" x 12"  oil on linen panel   $415   sold    


Clippy Gizmo

October 9, 2019

When I paint an object it is rarely about the thing. It's about what it lets me do.

Here, I am painting glass, but this time I am after its watery light. I like that I can make the glass foggy or clear, like the sky. The almost horizontal horizon against the vertical jar, flattens space. Accentuating the "watery" of the glass.

This jar speaks of another time. Another process. One of planting a tree, growing the fruit. Preserving colorful pieces of flavor to share with family and friends. An everyday act kindness.

5" x 7" oil on panel     sold     


Delta Waters

October 2, 2019

Quiet. Light. Water. Sky.

Space your mind can expand in.

Silence that will fill you.

Take a radiant light color massage.

Flow like water, baby,

36" x 48" x 1.5" oil on canvas   $5260     Art in the Morning special


Lawn & Garden

September 25, 2019

Hold the mower.

5" x 7" oil on panel     $230      Art in the Morning special


A Hectare of Nectarines

September 18, 2019

Juicy, juicy fruit.

Juicy, juicy color.

Eat it. Drink it.

6" x 6" oil on panel     $230 sold      Art in the Morning special


Speaking Spanish

September 11, 2019

Water makes music.

It babbles, and sings.

This water whispers in Spanish as it calms and cools all who pause for a visit. 

9" x 12"  oil on linen panel   $390    Art in the Morning special


Good Morning Bouquet

September 4, 2019

Gardens in the heart

Summer on the mind

Blue sky at the window

Coffee almost ready.

8" x 8"     oil on linen panel    $330 sold   


Gem Stones

August 28, 2019

I love the interplay of dark and light, flat abstraction and rounded deep.

 Plus, I'll take a bowl full of cherries any day.

6" x 6" oil on panel    $230 sold      


Primary Color

August 21, 2019

Primary colors are the building blocks of painting. The hot sizzle and dark drama of red, yellow, and blue enable glowing colors that create their own light. Their value contrast provides dark shadowy drama to develop the story and enhance the glow in its resolution.

So too, when it comes to the garden's bounty. Primary colors give us beauty units on our plate and a full spectrum of vitality - all the better to wrestle our next creation into good form.

6" x 6" oil on panel     $230  sold     


Newton's Law

August 14, 2019

What goes up, must come down.

It's how we land that defines our character.

6" x 6" oil on panel     $230 sold      Art in the Morning special


Good Morning Summer

August 7, 2019

Isn't it great when you walk into the kitchen with your morning brain trailing behind you and sunlight is already pre-warming your cup?

While the room fills with the rich aroma of brewing coffee, your eyes can wander the splash-of-color flowers from the garden.

If you're extra lucky, some spritely little bird belts out his version of The Hills are Alive...,

Or maybe he's a bit edgier, with his cool on, and a little bird goatee, and sings us birdland's take on Blue in Green.

8" x 8"     oil on linen panel     sold   


Morning Comes Over the Mountain

July 31, 2019

I love sparkling wetlands. And all of their sparkling birdsong.

30" x 36" x 1.5" oil on canvas


The Big Wide Open

July 24, 2019



Walking stick.


Paint box & coffee pot.


Big wide open heart.

Check. Double checked.

24" x 24" x 1.5"     oil on canvas   $1640   Art in the Morning special


The Angle of Compose

July 17, 2019

I was drawn to the slight angle of the head. The downward gaze. He looks peaceful, lost in thought.

Then you walk by and feel the heat radiating off him, his metabolism in high gear, as he conjures the next action-packed mystery with Owen McKenna, that guy with a moral compass and a very big polka dot dog.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs


River Glass

July 10, 2019

To skate or to swim, or to sit beside you. Or to cast a line and watch it  dance before it lands upon you.

Or to glide above like a water bird, getting lift off your surface, peering into your watery pools of cool. And view the clouds in your refective plane. 

9" x 12"  oil on linen panel    sold 


Golden Hills

July 3, 2019

A splash of sunlight to beckon.

A winding road to follow.

Golden hills to climb.

And we're off!

9" x 12"  oil on linen panel   $390  Art in the Morning special


Daybreak in the Quarter I

June 26, 2019

I was visualizing the French Quarter with its thick wet atmosphere, its watery light, its dripping foliage, and the way the morning sun might bounce reflections across a surface, losing the edges of things, dissolving their volume into bits of color. I think Bonnard was seated to my left.

I added the winding green as melody and to evoke the iron curly-cues on the Quarter's many balconies.

9" x 9" oil on wood panel   sold   


Chinese Lantern

June 19, 2019

I love the way a painting can evoke something we never even considered.

This conjured an exotic nocturnal place, abstract reflections on a wet street, all lit a Chinese lantern near by.

9" x 9" oil on wood panel    $315     Art in the Morning special 


Dame Agatha Came to Tea

June 12, 2019

Drama, stage left...

A fallen candle in the night or an off-balance flashlight?

In the heavily-draped parlor of the old Victorian? In the humid, unlit garden gazebo on the knoll under the flowering Dogwood?

Dame Agatha calls on you to find the clues and reveal the mystery at hand.

6" x 6" oil on panel    sold     


Gee's Bend

June 5, 2019

This painting brought free associations in the morning...

Tangerine by the green bowl,

Egg on a spoon,

Gee's Bend in a glass.

5" x 7" oil on panel   sold    Art in the Morning special


Forest Reflections

May 29, 2019

With end-of-day sunlight on the far shore, calm waters mirror the woods and reeds and sky.

The perfect conclusion to a quiet and spectacular day. And a log to sit upon as you reflect on nature's magic.

24" x 36" x 1.5"     oil on canvas   $2490   Art in the Morning special


April Showers

May 22, 2019

April showers bring April flowers. Good thing too, because yesterday we had two inches of fresh snow on the deck and the sky looked like a winter shake-up toy.

The mama Steller's Jay, hunkered down in the planter on her nest of eggs, was wearing a shawl of white snow.

Maybe I should cut off the thumb of my glove and bring her a little hat and some warm seeds.   

6" x 8"  oil on linen panel   sold   


Harmony Pears

May 15, 2019

I like to work in series because nothing is just one thing. There is storm and sun, introspection and expansiveness, solemnity and song.

I couldn't call this anything but Harmony. The colors invite us in with their warmth. The "grayed green" complement in the background lets the golds and reds expand their chests in preparation for the song.

It's okay to hum along.

8" x 8"     oil on linen panel   $330 sold  


Bach `n the Garden

May 8, 2019

Looks to me like Bach wandered into the community garden to celebrate Spring!

16" x 16" x 1.5" oil on canvas    $860    Art in the Morning special



May 1, 2019

Starlight, moonlight, there's magic in the night.

20" x 22" x 1.5" oil on canvas   sold  



April 24, 2019

Water is my favorite language. It transports without words.

Cool in the dark shadows, glowing in the glints of light. I love to let my mind swim in its watery depths.

I always emerge rinsed free and refreshed.

36" x 48" x 1.5" oil on canvas   $5330     Art in the Morning special



April 17, 2019

Hot color made the land sizzle. Wild wind kept everything in motion. With no chance for control or for the timid, it was a hilarious and memorable day.


30" x 36" x 1.5" oil on canvas   $3360     Art in the Morning special


Pears of Winter

April 10, 2019

I love how light, color, and quality of brushstroke create a mood. All of it weaves together to tell a story.

Winter, you may ask? While much of the country is celebrating daffodils, we still have five feet of snow on our deck, and it's much deeper in the yard.

That's okay, snow moisture in the bank.

8" x 8"     oil on linen panel   $330  sold  


Clear: Twilight

April 3, 2019

We elevate the every-day by rendering it in paint. Every stroke is a personal decision. We choose what to see and what to leave out. We choose how far we want to take the illusion of deep space. Or, how we might want to refute that and push abstraction.

To look is to see. To paint is a chance to experiment. A group of glasses become a chandelier. 

8" x 10"     oil on linen panel     sold  


NYC Lamplight

March 27, 2019

I love the atmosphere to be found in sketching rooms. Hotels, airbnbs, a chair by the wood stove - the pool and spill of light, the shadows hugged up against the corners. The unseen clutter of life is evocative.

I get to create my own bit of theater before the play.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs


Poirot Came to Tea

March 20, 2019

I love that light can suggest a story, tell a story, be the story.

This piece conjured mystery in the night, a train, and the guy with a really big moustache!

6" x 6" oil on panel   sold  


Golden Blue

March 13, 2019

Oh for silence.

Time to sequester ourselves in the padded cell of nature. The stars in the night of blue. The tracks of critters in fresh snow. The pink of the sky at dawn.

In the quiet we can hear the crack of the branch in the cold, the thawing of ice into water, the nuthatch trumpeting a new day.

I like to think that morning alpenglow will guide us back into the world calmer and kinder, recognizing similarities and embracing difference.

11" x 14"  oil on linen panel   $520   sold       



March 6, 2019

Safe Harbor.

A specific place.

A way of being.

A state of mind.

30" x 36" x 1.5" oil on canvas   $3860  sold  


Have Sketchbook...

February 27, 2019

Finding that curve of the spine and the angle of her shoulders animates the drawing and gives dance to the pen.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs



February 20, 2019

Lunar shades of silvery light ride the rims and pour into wet pools of luminous color.

Painting and scraping, pushing and pulling, enjoying the call and response between "realistic" deep space and flat abstraction.

Here's hoping you catch a shooting star. 

20" x 22" x 1.5" oil on canvas   $1260   Art in the Morning special


Sunshine Morning

February 13, 2019

A cup of sunshine for you and your Valentine.

8" x 8"     oil on panel    sold  



February 6, 2019

We hear that 90% of success is just showing up. The flip side is that not showing up guarantees zero result.

Doing the work gives us the chance to have meaningful purpose and the opportunity to find that remaining 10% that lights our hearts and minds on beautiful fire.

9" x 12"  oil on linen panel


Gold Shoulder

January 30, 2019

Chasing light, brush flash

Autumn gold climbs peak to sky

Trees cloak hidden stream

6" x 8"  oil on linen panel    $260    Art in the Morning special


Travel Sketch

January 23, 2019

Travel sketching sharpens the mind, the eye-hand coordination, and our experience. What better way to speed the hours of waiting in airports than to try to capture textures of posture and place, custom and costume, in a constantly moving peoplescape.

Sketching requires such focus that we really see! It doesn't have to be a finished piece. It's for you, a book of memories.

Sketchbook or facebook... no contest.

5.5 x 5.5 sketchbook    nfs


Cuban Moon

January 16, 2019

I've never been to Cuba, but I found it in this glass.

Wet and full of moon, I can hear the Buena Vista guys on their guitars. With cigars sending blue ribbons upward, the men croon in mahogany tones, bringing us the song of life through a glint of light.

5" x 7" oil on panel  $195    Art in the Morning special


Mountain Muse

January 9, 2019

Across the river from the base of this mountain, I was caught up in its sculpted shape rising above me. Its "aboutness" was an uncluttered message: mass and serenity.

The feeling intensified. I began to think how I could paint this mountain every day for a year and always see more and "different."

Maybe that was how it started for Cezanne and his beloved Monte Sainte-Victoire.

8" x 8"     oil on panel   $315    Art in the Morning special


Opposites Attract

January 2, 2019

You say either, I say either. You say neither, ...

Different origins, different body types, definitely a different sense of style. In the end though, both are doing their best in pursuit of pretty similar goals.

Wishing you a year of peaceful inclusiveness. Vive la différence!

8" x 10"     oil on linen panel   sold   


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Please Enjoy My PBS Interview!

"A Conversation with Kit Night..." Painting on location at Sand Harbor, while I talk with Brent Boynton of PBS


The Book!

"Art in the Morning" is my way to greet the day. What began as an attempt to make the world a kinder place through art, has turned into nine years, and running, of weekly paintings accompanied by my musings on nature, painting, life, and jazz. 

Once a week I send out an email with a painting, hot off my easel, for you to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee/ tea/ chocolate before you dive in to your work day. It's just a moment to relax. 

It's my attempt to make art a part of our every day lives. All of the arts should get out of the cloisters and into the moment. Any moment.

Share it with a friend. If they want to receive it regularly, they can just send me an email with "Please Add" in the subject line. I never share your address.

Email me: Kit@KitNight.com  (this is not a link)

Night has no "K".

Thanks and enjoy!

- Kit

Thanks for all of the great sales of my Art in the Morning book. After many printings it is now sold out.

Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, just -  life!... Paintings make a great celebration. (You give two gifts at once.) Thank you for supporting the arts!... Especially now, when we need even more beauty in our lives.

Easy. Just send me an email. 

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