Thursday, June 30, 2011


"animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no question, they pass no criticisms ..." George Eliot, AND they make for wonderful subjects

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


no new sketch for today..but I do get to juggle some Paris sketches to enter this CONTEST...

Sunday, June 26, 2011


days are longer, yet it's still really hard to squeeze in a few good hours of painting....I do get to do alot of editing in my garden a painting, a garden requires constant editing....for a quick sketch of my white border, I zoom in on the abstract shapes of the composition along with the lights & darks

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


ah...summer solstice, days of splendor & tranquillity ahead of top it off, a magical twilight party for June's 85 birthday...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011


another morning tied to the computer, always find new tips & info on promotion/networking...more things to add to my TO DO list...but for now, sketching on the beach is BLISS

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


being able to spend time on the beach is definately one of my favorite Summer Delights, love the fact that summer days seemed to stretch forever....other fine things about summer days: collecting seashells to paint...long beach walks, fresh blueberry muffin, clam dig, coastal breezes(for critters too)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


choosing a career in the arts has not always paid the bills, but by staying open to unusual opportunity that comes along which leads me to many wonderful places I get to paint, has made for an interesting journey...

Sunday, June 12, 2011


rainy summer it's just a good time for a quick pansy sketch...

Saturday, June 11, 2011


it's strawberry picking season again...aside from the 101 strawberry recipes, I can use one small sketch of the fruit and turn it into many new designs with the magic of photoshop...this was pretty simple: after placing the strawberry sketch on a gradiant layer, click on COLOR BURN> I now have a new border of strawberry combination to play with....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


between brilliant sunrises & intense sunsets that's outside my studio....time spend infront of the humble BUTTERCUP is very meditative....

Friday, June 3, 2011


once again, it's time for CATTLE CALL... this time, the request came from a table top company, which is why designs are in square&circular format...presentation deadline is too tight for painting up any new design, but thru the magic of PHOTOSHOP...I can resize & rethink my old illustrations to rework into new designs, almost as fast as asketchaday...