Dreamscapes on Clouds

dreamscape art acrylic painting
Float, a dreamscape where a cloud woman floats on a magic carpet above a greenĀ landscape.
dreamscape float woman on magic carpet
Here is how this Dreamscape looked about 3/4 finished. It has the magic carpet and the sun but its missing the defined landscape and I had originally painted the fabric folds. I also wanted softer clouds and more depth.
the hub tacoma wa art gallery wall artist
A few of theĀ Dreamscapes on the gallery wall at the Hub, Tacoma WA during the art show Dreamscapes and Landscapes with Danielle Lusk.
Here it is hanging in my old house when it was half finished.
Here it is hanging in my old house when it was half finished. I always look at my paintings to see how it feels over time.

Cana Vines Dream Now A Reality

I am so proud of Lisa and Mindy Elgert, proud owners of Cana Vines Winery – I am sure Lisa’s dad must be so proud from his happy view in heaven. I am super honored that they chose me to paint two large murals for them and even more delighted to hear that I warranted a mention in this wonderful article that was recently published, “Cana Vines Dream Now a Reality.” I can’t wait to taste their wine and toast to their happy future.

Mural artist Katana Leigh recieved a mention in the wine and dine section when Cana Vines Winery, home of two large murals, launched!
Mural artist Katana Leigh received a mention in the wine and dine section when Cana Vines Winery, home of two large murals, launched!

Are you looking for a mural artist? I can help!

San Diego Wave Acrylic Painting

My new painting, completed in studio after plain air sessions San Diego wave acrylic
San Diego Wave 18×24, completed in studio after plein air sessions

I love the lacy leading edge of the wave as it washes over the wet sand… I love the lighter, drier swash of sand in the bottom right hand corner. I think its so cool how a little scudding of light blue paint over pyrrole red and the brown of the dark wet sand looks like clear water reflecting the blue sky. I love the forward-roll of the spray on the crest of the wave, the little drops thrown forward. I love the way the depth of the wave creates a dark shadow like the thick edge of a pane of glass – have you noticed, the seagreen of glass is the same emerald as a translucent wave at its darkest? I like the way the teal paint on the horizon is nothing more than a mix of blues and greens scraped across, and the way the clouds are blurred in the distance, rising over a blurred horizon. This is SO how I see the ocean.

All my watercolor paintings I did at the beach, plein air san diego luckiness, hot sun and surf at my doorstep, made this possible, because then I was able to compose a wave from the watercolor notes I took. And here it is.