Sunday, December 23, 2007
Transparent Watercolor 20" x 14"
This is the latest in a series of paintings of my mom Rosy. I didn't intend to do a series of her but she is such a fascinating person and I love hearing her stories that I just keep getting inspired to do more. I'm grateful that she puts up with me and the photo shoots and I'm sure she doesn't think she's anything special but she is.
This painting also has me convinced that I will never try pointillism! I didn't realize how many dots of color I'd be making to create the shawl. I'm glad I trudged through the household full of season's colds and ear infections and holiday madness to get this one done cause it's now my latest favorite.
Blessed Holidays to everyone!
Monday, December 17, 2007
I am so glad and honored to be a part of this show because not only is the art and artists top notch, but it's a huge boost for realism. I've noticed that the majority of galleries and magazines focus on more expressive and more contemporary work so it's time that we real-eestas get into the "spotlight" if you will.
And one more thing: It seems that I'm the only watercolor artist accepted into that show!
Here's a link to the article "Keeping It Real".
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I've been trying to stay focused to finish this one even though the holidaze craziness is in full swing with kindergarten and grade school events, and one of the twins home with a temp. for three days.
I'm so grateful for Mama Rosy putting up with me, making her pose, this time in the chilly wind just before the sunset. She's used to the 105 degree temps back in Baja so our wind making it 60 degrees was a challenge for her. . . the shawl constantly hid her face making the photo session longer than she was willing to handle.
Your my constant source of inspiration and spirituality and strength!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Well I usually don't do preliminary sketches but I'm not sure what I want to do with the background for the painting I have in mind so this is a "study" of colors for the background. I thought this would be better than to paint the 18"x24" watercolor and not have a plan since watercolors can have a mind of their own when you least expect it! I also find it hard to paint small, so this was also a good chance for me to scale down to 8"x10"ish. . . .