This painting has been selected for the IWS Canada's Biennale Exhibition!
I'm so proud and honored to be among esteemed artists selected from around the world.
The 1st International Watercolor Biennale will take place in July 2016 in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. Please check out their website for further details by clicking on their name.
Equally important is the honor of being able to paint my little hawk friend (who named this painting) and who's family of traditional dancers is completely inspirational, and by the way, I painted is younger brother last year who was the model for "Ribbonz" I look forward to seeing them in all their traditional glory this powwow season!
Happy Halloween! I've been torturing my classes by having them paint glass for the past couple of weeks so I thought I'd better paint glass myself! I've discovered over the years that the secret to painting glass is to look at it as shape and color until your done.
I had the great pleasure of meeting one of the nicest guys in the world, he's a fantastic dancer and is truly and inspiring mentor. It's quite an honor watching him dance. I look forward to creating some more paintings with him.
"Hummingbird" will be included in the International Watercolor Exhibit in Mexico City! I am beyond excited as it has been a long time dream of my mom for my paintings to be shown in Mexico. It's doubly exciting that they have chosen a painting of her.
I've been working overtime on Doña M's blouse, it was lots of work and I think it came out pretty good. I've decided that I really like that "what was I thinking" factor of painting because it keeps me focused and makes me push myself to do better. I'll be having more of those moments in the new paintings I'm working.
Did I mention the love/hate aspect of painting hair? I love the way it turns out in the end and though I don't hate painting it, it is time consuming to layer colors upon colors without making it look overworked. I really like the perspective of portraits when they are turning away from you, tricky not to make it flat or look like they're in full profile.
"This Little Piggy Went to Market 4" 17"x13" Watercolor
I rarely paint fruit so I thought it would be a good time to try it again, I love the color of these pears and the taste even more so!
My favorite molcajete is always fun to use and painting the texture is a good challenge for brush techniques. I've said it before and will say it again, I have no tricks up my sleeve, just good ole' fashioned straight forward painting.
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
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!
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)