Sunday, November 27, 2011

Glen's Birthday

Painting of the Day: All Mine!
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Today is my dear friend Glen Porter's Birthday! 
Glen and I go way back to fourth grade. Even though we haven't seen each other in a while, she's out there racing her BMW with boyfriend Juan and living life to its fullest. 
You go girl!

Happy Birthday! XO Deb

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Time Flies!

Painting of the Day: My baby sister going for a swim. Sold

Last weekend my brothers and I went on a road trip from Oakland to Carson City to surprise our sister for her 49th birthday. She was surprised and it was a really great time to reconnect with her and her husband Bryan's family. The painting above is her birthday present. That's her, back in the day, adjusting her mask in her "babying suit". So cute!!! I love you sis! I enjoyed the weekend. XXOO.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Trees #1

Painting of the Day: Early Morning Light.
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This is a sketch I did one morning in Palm Desert. We were in town for my daughters soccer tournament. After dropping her off at the field, I stopped to capture this scene before the light changed. Her club team won. It was a great weekend.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Painting of the Day: Going for a Hike. Sold

Here are some paintings of my favorite places to hike in Marin County, California.

Mt. Tamalpias from Seminary Drive in Marin. Sold

Mt. Tamalpias from Dominican University in San Rafael. Sold

On the trail in Tennessee Valley near Sausalito.
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Ayala Cove on Angel Island, Tiburon. Sold

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fall #2

Painting of the Day: Birch Tree Grove
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall #1

Painting of the Day: Mini Pumpkin Still Life
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I've slacked off on my daily painting post because of christmas paintings and commissions. I can't post the paintings I've been working on because they're secret. I'll show them after the holidays. Meanwhile: I'll try to do a better job at keeping up the daily painting post. Did you hear that whip cracking?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Painting of the Day: Pumpkin's Ready for their Close-up.
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I have been honored to be commissioned each year by the Weiss Family to paint their family in costume to celebrate Halloween. Here are a few of the past portraits. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Outdoors

Painting of the Day: Fields of Lavender
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I'd love to go on a road trip right about now.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sketchbook Envy II

Painting of the Day: View of Mount Tamalpias from College of Marin
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My Mother's significant other, J.R. McCabe, is a great sketch artist. He keeps a small sketchpad with him when he travels and captures the small details of his surroundings. Back home he copies and binds his sketches into a book. When I receive my copy in the mail, I always take some time, brew a pot of tea, sit down and savor the drawings. Here are some of his sketches. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sketchbook Envy

Painting for the Day: Mountain Blue Bird.
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There are a lot of sketchbooks here because I had an editing problem. They are all so great! I promise upcoming posts will not be this long.





#8 Joao Paulo Alvares Ruas

Friday, October 21, 2011


Painting of the Day: Lavender Fields near Lourmarin
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One summer I traveled to Provence for the purpose of painting the lavender fields. It turned out that there was a major heat wave and drought which ruined the crops of lavender that year. So I took photos anyway and enhanced the lavender in these paintings.

The Abbey of Senanque with Lavender.
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More lavender fields on rolling hills.
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An old farmhouse near the village of Banon, Provence.
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This was the big news in the local paper. Catastrophe! I thought so.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fun Art Around Town

Painting of the Day: Monhegan Living
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At some point I will coordinate the painting of the day with the subject of my post. Meanwhile, here are some paintings I found while wandering around Paris.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Script & Type

Painting of the Day: "Evening Calm" Oil Oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches
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I found this lettering artist on Stumble Upon. Her name is Dana Tanamachi
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Twenty Five Year logo for Penguin Books.

Lettering on the side of an old sun-bleached building in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Provence.

I loved this lettering on the board outside of the "Au Lapin Agile" in Montmartre, Paris. Click on the link which takes you to their official website to hear Edith Piaf. It's a nice Paris momment. Oui.

This is some lettering found on Jim Morrison's Grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.