Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ma 'Anax'+' Alaptipu

 
"Ma 'Anax'+' Alaptipu" 18"x 24" watercolor
Sometimes I can't really express the feelings I have working on a painting and surely this is one of them.  Let me just say how honored I am to be able to be able to paint this Chumash brother.
 
 
 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Slop it on and make it work! . . . that's my go-to motto!


 It's been a busy summer so far what with kids out of school and a summer track and field club (my son not me!) But I've been managing working on some new paintings.  This is what I'm currently working on.  Can't wait to finish!


 Here's the slop in my palette.

 

Here's the make it work part!

Monday, May 26, 2014

My latest painting

 
 "Untitled" until further notice.  24"x 18"
I fell in love with this regalia, so beautiful with intricately woven feathers into the headdress and cape.  With so many of them similar in color, I had to focus on the nuances in each feather to make them come alive visually, as if they weren't already stunning to me! 
Here's some process photos.  :0)
 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Under The Influence 1

 
"Under The Influence 1"
 
I hear Peeps are poised to take over the candy world this year infiltrating the store isles with a variety of flavors and even sizes now!
So, since they want to go even more global. . . this is my take on some guy who put Campbell's Soup cans on the art world map  ;0)
Oh, and Happy Easter everyone! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Life Lessons"

 
"Life Lessons"  18" x 24" Watercolor
 
Because at some point in your life, you're just going to have to learn to float!

 
This painting was pretty tricky, never having painted sparkly water let alone submerged/floating people before it created another one of those "what was I thinking" moments.


 
I think my thought process was something like this.  .  What a great image!  I should paint that!, well, maybe not, it looks kinda hard, but then again, it would be a great painting, oh I don't know, I've never done anything like it before, well what better way to learn!, Ok, I'll try it!, I think . . .  maybe after I do some easier paintings. . .oh, I'll just go for it! Ok I'll do it . . wait,  
I'd better stock up on chocolate. . . yeah, chocolate will make this easier.  ;0)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Totes Adorbs

 
"Totes Adorbs"  8"x8" watercolor
 
Here's a more current take on the Sweetheart Candies. . . love notes in the texting/tweeting world! 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spoonful of Me & You

 
Spoonful of Me & You
8" x 8" watercolor
 
How is it that I've never painted chocolate for Valentines?  Hmmm, maybe if it lasted long enough for me to paint? 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Feature on Carrie Waller's blog

I'm very honored to be the featured artist on Carrie Waller's blog this week.  I had lots of fun answering questions and sharing stories about my, uh, mysterious past. 

(yup, that's me at about 1 1/2 years old)
 
Make sure to check out Carrie's blog by clicking on her name below and see some of her amazing work!  Thank you Carrie!  :0)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Eh Kneek II

 
"Eh Kneek II"  16"x16" watercolor
 
 
Finally finished with this new painting of an amazing young girl turning out to be an even more amazing young lady.  Here are some of photos of the steps I take to get to the finished painting:


 
 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Currently on my easel

Ok, so I don't paint on an easel and I have several things I'm working on but I thought since I haven't updated my blog in a little while I'd let you see one of the things I'm working on.  Thanks for checking in, I'll have some new paintings to show you soon!  ;0)