Finally mailed my postcard art to the Twitter Art Exhibit (TAE) today. I blame Creatacolor pencils for the delay. It was my first time trying oil-based colored pencils, and as a Prismacolor/Derwent girl I found their behavior way too different. This year TAE helps an Australian charity, Pegasus Riding For The Disabled of ACT Inc., http://www.pegasusact.com.au/. […]
Lady’s smock (cuckoo flowers) are tiny and very unassuming when we walk past them or over them. Their beautiful purple, lilac, and whitish colors is about all that can be easily appreciated when they form a patch. I love shooting and drawing little things like these and then look closely at the shapes, lines, and […]
I have so many pieces in progress that each one seems to be a never ending drawing journey. It’s good to switch gears between subjects and media all the time, but at the same time I would really love to finish at least something already. So, a something finally got finished: Miniature – colored pencil […]
Fortitude – 9″ x 6″, colored pencil on drawing paper “Fortitude” is an ode to the plant that grows in our patio. I can never remember what it is called. But whatever it is, it survived a serious frostbite last winter, had to be completely chopped out, and in a few months came back as […]
This is the first work in a series of small landscapes that I plan to do. All places in the series will be from California parks and preserves. The original drawing ($400.00), greeting cards, and prints are available in my online shop as a part of the “Colored Pencil” collection.
Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park – 16″ x 20″, colored pencil on Bristol paper I still consider 16″ x 20″ to be pretty big. Reference photos for this piece were taken more than seven years ago when my kids were much younger and often went to that park. The path along the creek […]
Winter Dawn – 20″ x 16″, colored pencil on Bristol paper This is my first 20″ x 16″ piece, inspired by the only winter sunrise I ever saw (I am not a morning person) at Donner Pass near Lake Tahoe. My previous artworks never got bigger than 9″ x 12″.