Friday, June 9, 2017

EXCERCISE WITH BLUE & MAGENTA

What a difference a day makes. One view, many moods.

From endless rain to colorful sunset. Mother nature never repeats itself.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

EXCERCISE WITH GREENS & PURPLE

Sometimes, inspiration to start a new sketch is as simple as using up some extra paints that's on my palette.




With all this rain in May, the mountains are bursting with greens!

Friday, May 26, 2017

SPONTANEOUS PLEIN-AIR COMPOSITION

Pink & green is definitely the palette outside my window.

With my paints set out & ready, it's much easier & faster to finish a sketch. A small sketchbook can make the process faster too. The name of the game is to capture the fleeting light & atmosphere.

This #4 Silver Ultra Mini is perfect for layering on the impressionistic blossoms & flickering light.

Friday, May 19, 2017

GIFTS FROM THE WOODLAND

I'm sort of channeling Georgia O'Keeffe with this little Wood Anemone. She is best known for her enlarged flowers. By magnifying her subject, she emphasized shape & color, & brought attention to the tiny details within a little flower. With our busy lives, we haven't the time to see such a tiny flower. To SEE, takes time!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

NEW DESIGN, THE PROCESS

This Japanese temple was painted from a trip to the Orient in the 70's.

Peacock pattern came from an illustration that I painted in  my college days.

Apple blossom branch was painted in the 90's

This little wren was on my deck this week

This new design spans 35 years of painting!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MIX MEDIA FOR LANDSCAPE

If one look hard enough, there's hints of green from the buds on the tree. Looks like it's time to switch over to a springy palette!

mix media with oil & charcoal

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

From Easter bouquet to New Design

This started as just a sketch from my Easter Bouquet. I haven't painted a teddy bear lately. Just by adding this little bear, the sketch is turning into an illustration.

my easter bouquet

I pull some butterfly & hummingbird from my archive, just to add some movement. These sweet elements are pretty enough for a birthday greeting, get well, or just to say hello.