Santa Monica Sunset

A sunset is not so easy to paint. I have removed and added many layers of color to this small painting. Inspired by this Alex Katz painting I saw at the Beverly Hills Library. My grey island in the distance is Catalina.

Orchid Ikebana


Orchids and blooming branches perched in this bed of hydrangeas invite the simplicity of spring. The client requested this be a centerpiece, shortly after our meeting, I cut the branches and extended the sides to accommodate conversation at the dining tables.