When we first wrote about Sonoma-based painter Deborah Cushman, we didn't know that she'd worked as a textile designer in New York, or that she studied under Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown (of the Bay Area Figurative School), or that she was inspired by Wolf Kahn. No, while we definitely see those influences now when we look at her colorful rural and urban landscapes, we just fell for her paintings because they're lovely -- and because they seem so quintessentially Californian.LittlePaintings.com. Each painting is mounted and ready to hang -- and priced at just $100.
Top Image: San Francisco Skyline #5
(Edited from this post originally published 04.13.07)