Saturday, March 29, 2014


"L'Air du Temps" II
Oil on Canvas
40" x 60"

Finally finished! Now, back to the studio to finish everything else.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Preview of things to come……….

Unfinished Oil on Canvas

Working on painting for a show that opens May 2nd, at Hidden Light on South San Francisco, here is Flagstaff.

Hope the sneak peak piques your interest and you come to the opening.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Between the Devil and the deep blue sea.

So when I enter my studio I am always caught between the Devil and the deep blue sea, but in a good way.

I believe when most people feel this way it is because they are caught between to difficult choices, where either outcome is likely to cause them some form of suffering. Not so for me. I am caught between finishing a painting, working on any of several paintings in progress, finishing collages, or starting the under painting on several new canvases. All choices will lead to satisfaction and happiness, but "Oh no! Which do I choose?"

Oh the quandary

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dear Collectors,

"August Moon"
Embellished Monoprint

I am fortunate to have four pieces of Tanner Jensen’s art in my home.  Her work reconnects me with my original childhood dream of what horses are - powerful, graceful, elegant animals in their own element.  They reground me and remind me why I continue to have horses in my life when things are difficult as well as charm me after a good ride.  I look forward to purchasing more of her work and passing them along to my daughter when I am longer on this earth so she can continue to treasure them also.

Gayle Dauverd

Dear Collectors,

I am writing to you to request a few lines regarding living with the paintings, prints, collages, and other artwork you have acquired that I created.

Why now? I am in the process of having a new website designed for me. The designer asked me about having a testimonial page. While I have always cherished the comments I have received from collectors and patrons, I have been remiss about sharing them publicly. That is now going to be remedied with you help.

Please note that these will be published on my new site. If you wish to be anonymous or only your first name and last name initial to be used I will make sure that that happens.

Thank you,

Comments may be sent to me at

Monday, March 3, 2014

What happened to February/

New panels.

So, what happened to February?

I vaguely remember signing up for a Daily Art Challenge, in which I was to make a piece of art a day for 28 days. February is now becoming a distant memory and 28 new artworks are no where to be found! So what happened?

I prepared 7 new surfaces to paint on.

I stretched and gessoed 7 new canvases.

Canvas awaiting drawing.

I toned 7 canvases and finished the intial under painting on 3 canvases.

Several of the collages.

I prepped and started 32 collages.

I also painted on some large still unfinished works. I cleaned a bit and threw out quite a bit of half starts and never gonna finish pieces. I sorted and re-organized several shelves.

and……..I learned.

I am never going to be the painter who starts a piece and finishes it before starting something else. I always have several things going on at the same time. It will sometimes be frustrating when I look for concrete evidence that I am making art as everything is in some stage of becoming, but awe, when they do finally become complete.