Monday, November 11, 2013

Holiday Open House, Saturday, November 16, 11-5 pm.

Alta Peak over the Lake, 20 x 16 inches, oil.
Please join me and 20 other artists for art, art making this Saturday, November 16, from 11 - 5 pm. I will have an art project set out for people to play with, as well as many new paintings in both pastel and oil.

For an overview of my fellow artists at Cubberley Studios, please  The Cubberley Artists Studio is a program of the Division of Art and Sciences, Community Services Department, City of Palo Alto. 

Also this winter,  I have two other shows ongoing:

November 17, 2013 - January 12, 2014.
Outdoor Adventures:  Paintings from the great outdoors. Large scale works and plein air paintings at CafĂ© Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, next to Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park. 

November 2 - December 21
By Mainly Unexpected Means: Works from the Cubblerley Studios. 
Group Show at Meridian Gallery, San Francisco. Closing Reception onSaturday,December 21, at 4 pm.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Open studios, loyal collectors!

Today was a great Open Studios at Cubberley Studios!

A couple came into my studio today, and said they had bought a painting of mine in around 2001 or 2002, and have been following my work ever since!  I was really touched, and asked them to take a photo of the painting. It is nice to have loyal fans!

Here is the painting, I think it is 16 x 20 inches:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, January 30, 2012

Plein air in Pont Lobos

Plein air painting in Point Lobos....
Point Lobos, 10 x 10 inches, oil.

Down to the Sea, 12 x 12 inches, oil. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New oil still-life

Cherries and Oranges, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas.

It's been quiet on my blog lately thanks to my 8 month old cutie, but I have been working in my studio a bit--here is a recent still-life.  I still love doing these!  So fun!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Open Studio, 11-5 pm, May 14 and 15, this weekend!

Dear Friends,

Please join me for Open Studios at Cubberley Studios this coming weekend.
I will have my studio doors open from 11-5 pm. About 15 of the other Cubberley
Artists will also be open.

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Room E-6.

I will be showing a mix of pastels and oil paintings. More information and samples of artwork are available
at and

All the best,

Ann McMillan
Mountain View, California.

Here are a few samples of available work:

Valley Impression, 24 x 24 inches, oil.

Up the Mist Trail to the Falls, 24 x 36 inches, oil.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Open House, Sunday, 1-5 pm at Cubberley Community Center, Wings E, F and U

Hi Everyone,
Please join me and my studio mates at Cubberley Community Center this weekend for an art party--works for sale, open monotype press, printing workshop, art supply garage sale, a raffle for a collection of donated artworks and other art making opportunities from the studios of 22 artists! E, F and U wings from 1-5 pm.

More information is available at and on our facebook fan page.


Ann McMillan

Here are a two recent works that I have in the studio right now:

Kiwis and Strawberries, 10 x 10 inches, oil.

Point Lobos Water, 30 x 20 inches, oil.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Two new plein air paintings from Point Lobos in Carmel... both are 10 x 10 inches. The day I painted these, the air was a soft 86 degrees, shorts weather in Carmel! It was lovely to be warm and plein air painting at the same time--a rare occurrence.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Figs, 10 x 10 inches, oil.

Still-life is refreshing and relaxing to paint--I love the freedom to simply observe and record, rather than the design, attempt, redo, edit that other types of work I do require.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Marsh Colors, 6 x 6 inches, oil, $150.

Lodi Barn, 6 x 6 inches, oil, $150.

Lockford Crossing, 6 x 6 inches, oil, $150.

This show features a juried batch of artists each completed fifty paintings in fifty days. I have finding the project quite fun and rewarding. The most enjoyable part of the process is seeing the wide variety of appraoches that the artists bring to a rigid framework.

If you would like to purchase a work before the opening day, please email me--batch discounts available. I will need to keep the work on hand for opening day, but after the reception you can take it home with you or have me mail it to you.