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

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.