Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Colors from my window

Another contemplative meditation on the process of painting. After many days of endless grey, the sun finally show up!

Frosty Pink is the perfect name to describe this  hue. The pink sunrise glow melts into different shades of browns, pretty quickly.

The days are so short that the light outside my window changes pretty fast.

Always a good idea to have some pre-mix colors for my nocturne... the winter landscape can be monotonous, but the sky can offer me endless color combination to play with.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Typical winter scene of the Catskill Mountain

Each season brings its own beauty & inspirations. Familiar winter view from my studio. A typical snowy scene of the Catskill Mountain.

The cardinal & reindeer are elements of the Holiday Season. With a few basic Photoshop tricks...

I have another new design to add to my Winter Collection.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Horse Sanctuary

My training in illustration gives me the skill to paint anything in a realistic way, in the comfort of my studio.

I also enjoy my detours into artistic investigation with landscapes. With each canvas, one sought to capture one glorious inspirational moment.

en plein air from my garden

My horse reference came from my visits to ROSEMARY FARM, a local horse sanctuary that's in my backyard.

The best part of photoshop is that I can combine my fine art onto my illustrations. I can create as many new designs as I want from a few vignettes. Click HERE, to see more equestrian designs from one painted horse.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Painting Winter Silhouette

Purple & Orange, this is the best time to appreciate the beauty of trees, silhouetted against a glowing sunset.

west facing window comes in handy

Monday, November 14, 2016


Dont forget to look up at the moon tonight. The last time we had a super moon was 67 years ago. Due to optical illusion, the moon appears gigantic at moon rise & moon set.

Brilliant moonset at  5:30am this morning

Friday, November 4, 2016


Pursuing landscape in saturated tones to express the sweeping expanse of sky outside my window!

Start of with Blue pastel paper for a blue nocturne

A few strokes of colors to indicate the sunset

Monday, October 24, 2016

Painted Ferns

 Nature's abundant glories...from my garden to my studio. The tiny ferns call for some detail brushwork.
The wonder of it all!

Friday, October 14, 2016


Another typical scene of the Catskill Mountain. Black & White nestled quietly among the green texture of trees & meadows. 

I started off with a watercolor rendering. I needed to use a small watercolor brush to define the cow.

I then  highlighted the foliage with a few strokes of colorful pastel. Soft pastel over textured watercolor paper gives it that illusive quality of the light.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Another morning of trying to capture the light & atmosphere.

Seeing a lot of cadmium orange around the studio this week...

I think I can use the leftover paint for pumpkins too!

Monday, October 3, 2016


Dreary day calls for some colors. Another short summer in the garden. This in-between season actually gives me more time to paint. It's nice to have the luxury to study every botanical for its own sake, without rushing out to water the garden!

late summer blooms

Friday, September 16, 2016

From Summer to Mermaid

Mysterious nature of inspiration with a dose of mindfulness! Been working on a Summer Collection with seaside cottage, sky & water. 

Thought I should include some nautical elements from the beach. Tossed around some seashells onto a layer of blue texture watercolor.

 The right side of this border seem to be a little off balance...
 The idea of adding a mermaid to the border came to me while I was biking. I have to dash back to my studio before my inspiration swims off!
Fantasy Summer Collection

Monday, September 12, 2016


Inspiration shows up in many forms. Came home with this new Cadmium Orange. Art supply is better than toys. We want to play with it, even when there are ten projects going on.

Planting the rich orange Dahlia against the greens & blues was just an experiment. Mother nature does not always cooperate. But when the color scheme comes together... it's a very good thing!

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Summer fog makes my mornings quite interesting, from my window. The tittle saids it all. The pink comes straight from the tube. No need to waste time mixing paints.

Friday, September 2, 2016


Paint what you love! 

My teddy bear illustrations are inspire by my love of collecting hand made bears. This remains my favorite license, for a scrapbook company.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


After all these years of painting, I have my share of ups & downs, with the frustrations & uncertainty. This remains the best part of a creative life...the ability to create a bit of enchantment. To bring joy to someone's day!