Friday, September 7, 2012

UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley

Back in the saddle . . . it’s been awhile since my last post. Do you ever find that the poorer the quality of the paper, the less inhibited you feel to play with the image, the materials and just have fun?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Creeping toward abstraction

Using Inktense watercolor pencils in combination with watercolors.  What a blast! Pumped up my color intensity a notch. Now I learn that Inktense aren't lightfast.  Curses! Do I care that my originals will fade and lose their vibrancy?  Yes .  .  .  and no.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Embrace chaos

Wolf Kahn said it best: "One is forced, outside, to become less "arty" .  .  . and to embrace the possibility of chaos."

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Brooklyn bound

Four months and 29 monochromatic paintings later, my sketchbook is on its way to the Brooklyn Art Library. All the books, submitted from around the world for this year's Sketchbook Project, will tour the country (including San Francisco) beginning in April. After the tour, they'll be archived on line and available to the viewing public in the collection of the Brooklyn Art Library.