Monday, May 28, 2007

Will life ever settle down????

Ever since March my life has been on a very fast pace. I can't seem to find enough time in the day to do what I want. This past weekend I went home to the SF bay area to see my older sister graduate from Chabot College which is a two year junior college. My sister is 56 so this was a major accomplishment for her. She'll be starting Mills College in August working towards her 4 year degree. I'm very proud of her and glad that she wants to continue her education. She also got a partial scholarship for the next 3 years at Mills.

This coming weekend I'm off again...this time to Ohio and Chicago. My niece is getting married on Saturday, so were flying in for the event. I'll only be in Ohio two days and then I'm off to Chicago to visit my friend Rosemary. Chicago should be fun because I'll get to go shopping, go to the Art Institute, take a salsa dance lesson, and do lots of catching up with my friend Rosemary. On a sad note, her beloved Sassy (a boxer) passed away on Thursday. Sassy was 14 or 15 years old. Rosemary had adopted Sassy from Boxer Rebound and lived a wonderful life with Rosemary. So the weekend will be bittersweet.

I'm hoping to start some larger watercolor paintings this week and hopefully get back to drawing each day.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Four Parrots

This is not quite how wanted this painting turn out,but it's OK. I did this as a free hand sketch. I'll have to re-visit parrots again.

Watercolor 9.5" x 11.5"

Daniel Smith Watercolors

Monday, May 14, 2007


I'm experimenting with wet-on-wet and trying to be more looser with my watercolors. Faber-castell watercolor block 9.5" x 12". Daniel Smith watercolors.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Amaryllis in watercolor

Watercolor has always been my first love in art. I didn't realize how much I missed painting and it seems to be so much easier after such a long break.
9" x 12" Faber Castell cold press watercolor paper; Daniel Smith watercolors.

I'm back!!!

I'm back...After almost 2 months of non-stop packing,moving,unpacking, I finally have gotten to a place that I can create again. I wanted to do something that expresses the joy I feel...Spring time, flowers, and yes lots of sun.
It's been so crazy and so much has happened in such a short time. My house is slowly coming together as I continue to unpack. I've had time to explore the area and even have done day trips to Valencia, Canoga Park, and Glendale. I've already have met some nice people and even found a harp teacher just 2 minutes away from my house in Lancaster. The weather has been great...after two years in grey weather, the dry desert and warm sun is just what the doctor ordered.
So for the month of May, or I should say what is left of it, I will try to do one watercolor a day. My tulips were done on Faber-castell cold press watercolor paper, using Daniel Smith watercolors on a 9" x 12" watercolor block.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I finally got my studio set-up

It's been a crazy two months,with packing,driving down to Southern California,and finally unpacking. Each time I thought I was done, I'd discover more boxes. Today I finally got my studio set-up. I've missed not being able to create,but I've also have been so tired from all the work that this move has required. I'm hoping to start working on a new project by Monday. I figure that will give me a few more days to figure out what direction I want to work. So hopefully in a few days I'll have some new work to show.