Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Far Off Places

 "Far Off Places"


The wonderful part of painting, for me, is the opportunity to take journeys into my mind and be wherever I want to be in the world of make believe.    This and the prior posting is that venture.  It is the fun of just being ..... no limitations and no guidelines .... just traveling through a wonderful whimsical world of uncharted blank paper.   I don't experiment with collage very often but this was great fun.

Far Off Places
22 x 15
Mixed Media


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dreamland

"Dreamland"

I am not sure what started me creating this painting ... I just found myself daydreaming one afternoon and painting realism was not what my paint brush wanted to do .... so I just began with no real idea of where or why.    To me it is fun and full of creative wonderings.    I loved the process and so did my paint brush.

Dreamland
22 x 15
Watercolor

Friday, December 26, 2014

LET THE DANCE BEGIN

Let the Dance Begin

Sometimes the brush and the paint  take on a life of their own and I  flow with the energy.   This was such a fun painting to create. It started by practicing palm trees  and emotions and then it took on a life of its own.   Happiness is doing what you love.

Let the Dance Begin
29 x 15
Watercolor



Sunday, June 29, 2014

THE WEDGE


Many visitors to the Balboa Peninsula,  at some point, march to the end of this piece of land, and watch the surfers wait for that wave of waves at "the wedge."   Well  here is my interpretation of what transpires in the movement of the water at the wedge.     This was a real challenge as it was my first at trying to capture the energy and movement so the viewer would understand the force of the waves and the challenge to the surfers.    I will continue to repaint this wave until I capture to my satisfaction.

The Wedge
Watercolor
22 x 11 1/2

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Atmospheric Energy


The sky is such a wonderful place to see creative visions and as a painter I love seeing all the energy the sky has too offer.    My imagination loves to go on a great venture and this is the product of that trip.   The strokes in the sky were so very whimsical and lots of fun to paint. 

Atmospheric Energy 
15 x 11
Watercolor

Friday, May 23, 2014

Popping Poppies

Fun and full of live this painting is about life and color.   When these poppies bloom you get the feeling that life is good.     The energy they have popping up everywhere.   Sometimes where nothing else will grow they find a way of sprouting their bright colors and capturing the eye.  And when you see a sea of this wonderful flowers you are thankful for the beautiful day you are experiencing.

Popping Poppies
22 x 15
Watercolor

Friday, May 2, 2014

Burst of Spring



I am so pleased with this painting as it was wet into wet and very little paint added after it was dry.   Prior to painting I had selected the colors and how I wanted it to flow.     Nothing was drawn on the paper it was all from the flow of the paint, the brush and the hand.    For someone that worked with numbers most of their life seeing this develop was amazing.   I just charged in and wow I am so pleased with the outcome.  

Burst of Spring
22 x 15
Watercolor

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pillow of Garlic


The playful ease of drawing and painting this was so much fun.     I am a garlic lover and that seasoning finds its way into all my veggie dishes so one day I decided to paint something I love and this is the results.      My son and daughter-in-law fell in love with this painting so it now has a home gracing their wall, in their new home, in Folsom California.    So this one I get to visit often.

Pillow of Garlic
22 x 15
Watercolor
Family collection

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Peaceful Evening


What a wonderful time I had exploring the art of wet into wet and transitions of colors.    
This was a technique my teacher Yachiyo Beck used to explore colors and process.    I love the outcome.

Peaceful Evening
11 x 7 1/2
Watercolor