Sunday, November 2, 2014


  I am excited to share some new work!

These paintings capture
my abstract botanical style.  

I loved working
with the hues of citron and amber,
and always my favorites: sage & olive green.
Then I explored the vivid jewel tones as well!

 They are currently for sale and on display
from Nov. - Dec.
in downtown Willow Glen
at the Top Nosh Cafe.



 Please click on my "ARTWORK" page to see titles and sizes.

This painting sold to a very dear friend of mine!

My art to yours,


Monday, September 15, 2014

Studio | Work in Progress :

It's been a busy month for me....again

There are a few upcoming shows and exhibits in my near future
that I need to prepare for . . .

Honestly, the past several months have been the most
productive for me - ever!
This is what I have strived for!  It's hard work!

I also work part-time in the interior/architectural field as well,
so the time I am actually free to spend in my studio
is ever so precious!  
Working as a designer and an artist is the perfect balance 
for me personally.  
I consider myself pretty lucky! :)

But back to the studio
Here a couple of new paintings to share:

 Upcoming Shows: 
(more to come later!)

I will be in Palo Alto this Saturday, September 20 from 10am-4pm
3351 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto


In the spirit of The Day of the Dead
Expo Catrina 
 I will be at the San Jose Mexican Consulate
2125 Zanker Road, San Jose
from 6-9pm

My art to yours,

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

50|50 SHOW : My accomplishment!

My summer was happily consumed by creating
my 50 small works
for the Sanchez Art Center's 6th Annual 50|50 Show!!


The entire process has been so amazing and rewarding
as an artist.
From meeting some of the other artists in the show,
to challenging myself to complete all of my small paintings
in the allotted time, and most importantly,
feeling satisfied and proud of my finished work.

The opening was last weekend in Pacifica.
My family came to support me on this amazing experience!
 We were amazed by what we saw in the galleries,
from traditional style of paintings to abstracts, print making, collages,
photography, ceramics, wood designs and more.
It was so inspiring to see how other artists create!

I wanted to share some photos of my collection, I call
 "Urban Botanicals" - abstracts from the garden:
final glazes before varnishing
Here I am labeling the back of each panel according to the grid layout

It's time to pack them up for install day!

Sanchez Art Center provided us a grid layout to nail from

Keeping them straight!
Almost done!
Close-up of the center

I created this to go along side my Bio and Artist Statement
Bronze texture close-ups!

Loving the teal glaze on this texture detail!

 Here are a few of my 50 paintings:

Copyright Yvette Head|Autumn Lane Studios 2014


August 22 - September 28, 2014
Gallery hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 1-5 and by appt.

From my art to yours,

My girls, the critics! :)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Villa Montalva :

Yesterday, I participated in a wonderful event at the
in Saratoga, CA

I was invited to be one of the artists
to do live painting for

We all braved the heat that day
and enjoyed a casual afternoon on the grounds
of an historic villa.

There was music performed by the talented Chris Reed,
and an art exhibit by the amazing visual artist Tulio Flores.
 Myself and other local artists
set up our tables and easels on the lawn.
-unfortunately, I didn't take more photos during the event! 

This was a really fun experience for me,
working on a new painting in such
an inspiring environment. 

I didn't finish my painting,
maybe because the glazes were not drying
as quickly from the humidity, or
I had too much fun mingling with the guests & other artists!

My daughters and I plan to return to the
Villa Montalvo soon to hike the trails.

It has alot of eye candy for me to see 
from the architectural details, to
the artist projects created throughout
the grounds, the large old trees, 
flowers and succulents galore,
and more I haven't seen yet!

I want to thank both Chris and Tulio 
for an amazing afternoon!

My art to yours,


Saturday, July 5, 2014

50|50 SHOW :

Happiness is .....

 being one of 69 artists accepted into 

The Project . . . .
to complete 50 small works of art on 6x6 mdf panels
over the course of 50 days.
Just picked up my 50 panels from the Sanchez Art Center - Woohoo!

My Theme . . . .
"Urban Botanicals" - 
abstract textures from the garden
Doesn't that sound like my aesthetic? 

This promises to be an intensive and creative endeavor for me.
Does that worry me?
 Absolutely not!!

Any artist who is given the challenge to push thier 
creative energies will only flourish.  
(I made that up, but I know you'll agree!)

I thrive on this kind of stuff!

First part of my process . . . .
I needed to prime the front of each panel with gesso,
and sprayed primer on the backs for a clean look.
The art center already drilled holes in the backs.

The next step was to add a nice layer of
molding paste to create my "organic" textured surface.
I varied the marks and crevices to make
each panel unique.

When all 50 panels dried, I was overjoyed with my results; 
the textural patterns were much better than I expected!
(I really get into textures!)
I tried different techniques with my tools and molding paste,
and discovered new ideas for future paintings.
By the way,
my one and only molding paste is from Golden.

The Layout . . . .
 I created a template, on 8-1/2 x 11 paper,
of the panels as they will be hung at installation.
This became paper to sketch my ideas of a
 somewhat cohesive layout.
(More on that on another post)

The panels won't "fit" like a puzzle or read as "one" painting,
but my intention is for all of them
to relate and transition by color and designs.
So if a someone wants to buy just one, their painting
will not be lonely. 

At this moment, I have painted the designs on most of the rows, 
and have added color to some.  
Creating all the colors of my glazes is so much fun!
Thank goodness for all those old plastic containers.

I plan to share my progress over the next two months
here on my blog.
But you can connect with my on an almost daily basis

My art to yours,