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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Autumn in the Sierras

Grey-green sagebrush and its spicy aroma. 
Bright yellow aspen leaves shimmering against a deep blue sky. 
Ghostly bare trees among deep green pines. 
Creative catalyst.

Come say Hi and see my new Autumn in the Sierras paintings. Opening reception at Topaz Salon this Sunday, 22nd from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.  

Topaz Salon, 1995 El Dorado Avenue, Berkeley next to the Solano Tunnel on the Hopkins Street side.



Wednesday, September 30, 2015

More Open Space Paintings


Tilden Park, Vollmer Peak
My love affair continues with the East Bay Regional Parks. There's one thing better than hiking the miles of open space and that's reimagining them in watercolor, crayon and bees wax on wonderfully heavy paper.

Claremont Ave. & Grizzly Peak Blvd.

Sibley Volcanic Preserve







Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How sweet it is . . .






My first solo show, now through October at Fournee Bakery, 2912 Domingo Avenue in Berkeley across the street from the Claremont Hotel tennis courts.

These watercolor and beeswax paintings illustrate the many enjoyable hours I've spent hiking, bird watching, photographing and painting at Tilden Park and Sibley Volcanic Preserve.  

When you go, treat yourself to Fournee Bakery's delectable goodies. Tres bien! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Open Space Series


Tilden Park one  

Claremont Canyon
Sibley Volcanic Preserve

Tilden Park two

Above the Steam Trains, Tilden Park
A few of my favorite things: hiking, bird-watching, painting . . . and painting the areas where I hike.

Some of my recent paintings:  6-inch square in watercolor and beeswax. Mmmmm, they smell ever so slightly of honey.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Channeling my inner Wayne Thiebaud


Every Day in May painting for the prompt 'Cupcake'


Wayne Thiebaud is so synonymous with the depiction of baked goods that it’s impossible to paint a cupcake without unconsciously painting the thing as Thiebaud might have. 

Thiebaud taught at UC Davis for decades. How wonderful would it have been to take a class from this icon? Here’s a great short film about a sweet great artist:




















Hello, it's me . . .


My good friend Karen reminded me that I've not blogged here in way too long.  That's because I've been participating in the Every Day in May blog on Facebook.

We were given a new drawing prompt every day in May. These were mundane objects that could easily be found and drawn at home.

We posted our daily drawings on the Every Day in May Facebook page. So fun to see how people from all over the world interpreted the same prompt.  My objective in doing this exercise? To incorporate a daily creativity habit. I think it's working . . . so far.


Here's a few of my favorites from my Every Day in May posts. The prompt is written on each drawing. Funny, how many of my drawings are about food!