Monday, September 9, 2019

Outside My Window

Smudged graphite is my favorite technique to indicate a black & white foggy morning.

graphite stick

black & white, outside my window

Thursday, August 15, 2019

My Summer Garden

Balancing the dynamic mountain view & the ephemeral quality of light.

summer garden at dawn

summer garden at dusk

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Quote by Toni Morrison

An excuse for this quote by Toni Morrison ... "did you ever see the way the clouds love a mountain? They circle around it; sometimes you cant even see the mountain for the clouds"

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Magical Summer Evenings

Two versions of summer evenings. As much as I enjoy experimenting on photoshop, 

nothing beats working with real paints & paper.

Monday, April 1, 2019

New Creative Products

Hello April, still pretty brown outside my window. Winter is the only time I sit long enough to stay focus on creating products.

A new format gives me the opportunity to stretch my imagination, in rethinking my illustration. Zazzle lets me see my designs in a number of gift & home products.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Inspire by Giverny

Let's take a trip to Giverny...dreaming up some creative products from my Paris sketches, this week.  Sketches & quick paintings are usually done en plein air. The creative process happens on the computer. Tools of technology has change the way I now work.

Delighting in the garden's grace & history. Souvenir from Giverny are turned into creative products for the garden lover!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Winter Colorings, Outside My Window

Soothing palette of deep blues evoke the depths of twilight. Fun to push the oil turpentine around, on paper. The addition of winter pines turn this abstract color study into a snowy landscape.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Outside My Window

It takes a few weeks for me to get use to working in the dark by 4pm! It's more about studying atmosphere & less about light, with our short days.