Thursday, December 16, 2010
This holiday greeting card was painted at night across the street from Mission Inn Riverside, Ca. I brought a snake light to put around my neck to see the canvas, hot coffee in a thermos, warm jacket, and gloves. I set up my easel, sketched a few lines, and focused on my painting. The night, cold and dark at 6:30 pm except for the Holiday lights that lit the Mission Inn. I soon realized people were standing close watching my every stroke. I enjoy hearing the comments and questions. The teacher in me started to explain my watercolor painting plan.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I will post the progress of this painting.
Wishing you and your family a fun and tasty Thanksgiving Day.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
First Place Ribbon hangs on "Color of Fall" for the November competition at Hemet Valley Art Gallery.
I created this 15"w x 22"h painting in my Hesperia Studio from a photo I took on location in Hesperia. My intent, capture the feeling of fall. I believe the simplicity of this painting tells the story of a changed season.
This painting is available firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Each month new paintings hang on the Watercolor Panel at Hemet Valley Art Gallery, Hemet, Ca.
Watercolor Class meets each Thursday and Friday Afternoon.
I teach watercolor technique and the courage to paint. email@example.com
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My plan for the day, drive up Bishop Creek road to locate the Aspen Trees at peak color. At 7000 elevation the mountain canyons and crevasses display the fall Aspen Trees in all their glory. Yellow, Gold, Red, an analogous color scheme that commands attention.
My reference photos capture the intimate setting of the Aspen, the Aspen grove cascading down jagged cliffs into the canyon below, and colorful reflections in still water. Truly a painters paradise.
In town I bought fresh baked bread from Schat's Bakery (yummy!) and stopped by Spellbinder Book Store to check on the release of California Writers Club Anthology 2010. My story "Illusion of Safety" is a good read. When I receive a release date I will post it.
Monday, October 18, 2010
After breakfast Wayne and I ventured out, the weather cold, the sun teases me with light and challenges me to show my easel.
After awhile the chill is creeping into our bones and we go back to the hotel.
Looking forward to a sunny day tomorrow.
I felt like a storm chaser driving across 395 watching the sky change from clear blue to very dark heavy rain clouds. A spectacular display of an alive powerful sky.
The Eastern Sierra stand tall and mighty competing with the water filled clouds that consume its peaks. In the valley the sun radiates through a break in the cloud cover and kisses the land with light. Magic!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Women Artists of the West 40th annual juried show http://www.waow.org/
June 4 ~ 30, 2010 held at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum, El Cajon, Ca. http://www.wieghorstmuseum.org/
Working in different mediums these professional artists are coming together from all parts of the country to show their art work. Make your plans for this weekend to visit the museum to see Women Artists of the West, "WAOWing the Golden State"
I am pleased to say that my watercolor painting "Cactus Beauty" was invited to show and will be on display. I will be on the grounds Friday evening for the Opening Reception 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. and Saturday to view the Quick Draw and Demonstrations. My friend Patricia Ford will demonstrate with pastels. http://fineartbypatriciarose.blogspot.com/ Sunday the WAOW Plein Air Painters will be out and about painting. Locations will be announced at the exhibit. All other activities and times are listed on the above brouchure.