Rustic Melody

12” x 12” Mixed media on canvas

I love doing this style of abstract painting, it helps me open my mind and make marks without thinking. Of course, when it comes to finishing the painting, I try to make sure the colors and shapes are somewhat balanced, which I am happy with here. To me, it sings a “Rustic Melody”!

Though my paintings are created intuitively, I’m often inspired by my environment. Right now, San Diego is steaming hot, humid and windy, which puts us in danger of wildfires, much scarier than earthquakes for us. A new fire broke out yesterday about 20 miles from where we live, today we woke up with a red tint to the smokey sky and thick ash all over everything. The fire season has only just begun.

I’ve uploaded “Rustic Melody” to my Redbubble shop, click here to view the 86 apparel and household items that are available in this design!

Needless to say, we will be staying indoors with the windows shut this Labor Day weekend, even though it is over 100 degrees and no, we don’t have air conditioning! I hope you are all safe, comfortable and enjoy the weekend!



  1. Beautiful as always 🙂 I don`t know why, but I get sort of a tribal feel looking at it. Maybe it is something to do with the white on top of bright colors. It`s getting closer to autumn here, still ok temperature, but colder in the morning. I`ll try and send you some cold air from the north.

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        1. Thank you so much! The closest fire so far was about 20 miles away but you can imagine the air quality has been horrible. I was just outside noticing blue skies for the first time in weeks! We aren’t out of the woods yet, fire season goes through November here! 🤞🙏


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