Saturday, May 31, 2008

Aerial Orange

A little something for Dr. Julie, the chiropractor extraordinaire who has fixed the pesky little problems I was having before seeing her. It seems my painting studio is not exactly the most ergonomically correct work space so I'm in the process of raising my easel and making it more functional.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sewing Circle

I took an encaustic painting class last weekend and learned a lot of cool new things. I did this painting in the class. The images of the sewing machine and scissors are quick sketches on tracing paper. I've always wondered how to do that!

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Joe and Isabelle posed over the course of a couple of Saturday afternoons for us. It must have been 110 degrees in the studio yesterday and each one of us made really nice drawings. I only have two more classes left and then my drawing class is over for good. I'm starting to feel sad.

Friday, May 16, 2008

First pass at the lemons

Californians are celebrating the historical decision passed
down by the State Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. Well,
maybe not all Californians. Did you hear, Ellen and Portia have
announced their engagement?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Shadow Pear

My pal Ellen picked up a beautiful pear last fall. I took
a bunch of pictures and recently ran across them. The
pear and the shadows are so dramatic I couldn't resist
another go around.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Belgian Chicken

I can't remember the name of this chicken, but it's been on my easel for months.
Not the actual chicken, that would be really messy.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Art for AIDS

I made this painting last fall and it remains one of my favorites.
Now you can have it by going to annual Art for AIDS benefit in October.
Each year they have a silent auction as well as a very exciting live auction.
Hope to see you there.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Meyer Lemons

Sweet, juicy, and just a little tart. Yum.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fear is a door that has to be opened....

I found a little inspiration poking around on the web last weekend.