Tuesday, March 21, 2023

My Process over the Years


Came upon this old card from the 80's. Got me thinking how much my process has change since I design my first greeting card for Sunrise Greetings. I just started to travel after college. Everything was definitely fresh & inspiring. Many of my travel photos were turned into illustrations. Then I got my first cat & other pets...

                                                             Greeting cards are perfect for adorable pets.

Some of my best selling cards came from my beloved pets. It's true what they say, paint what you love. These days, a lot of my designs kind of reveal itself on the computer.  I pull up a few existing designs from my archive & click away on Procreate. I will save the file if I see something that appeals to my eyes. They can languish there forever. Once in a blue moon, I will focus on a pretty design & see where it leads me. It's still fun, even though I dont paint that much, there's always some new trick

to learn & experiment.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Winter's Last Full Moon

Hibernation get  boring with our long winter. But there's always beauty.

 The full moon thru my window is spectacularly bright. This is the final full moon of the winter season. March's full worm moon reaches its peak today.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Cherry Blossom Reflection

Whether it's a simple sketch or detail painting, I like to think I can capture the joy & beauty of life. Been spending more time with cherry blossom this week.  I'm going loose & abstract with this study...trying to capture the atmosphere using oil pastel. 

oil pastel on paper
Working with a medium I'm not familiar with allows me to stay loose & just experiment.

pastel over oil pastel

Monday, March 16, 2020

Bluebird Inspiration

Sighting of a pair of bluebird, at the crack of dawn, got me into my studio.

Blue on Blue, nature's never ending supply of new color palettes!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Winter Magic at the Farm

The poetic landscape around me has always started many of my designs. Came across some lovely snowy px from La Basse Cour, on FB. A picture perfect farm in all seasons, right in my backyard.

Just have to sit down and play with some images from my archive. Focus is such a constant struggle for me, feeling pretty happy with

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