Saturday, October 29, 2011

Warm Still Life

This is a recent journal study that I painted in warm dominate hues.  I included both organic and geometric shapes.  I have not yet completed my final painting and I am debating on whether to leave in the vibrant floral arrangement making it the focal point. I originally intended to make the fruit at the bottom of the composition the focal point but got carried away which is a weakness. I am open to any suggestions!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dzoonokwa Mask

Created this for Illustration Friday's word of the week, 'Ferocious'.  She is a Mythical Personage represented in the Northwest Coast Indian art of the Kwakiutl people.  My father made papier-mache masks using primitve art as his muse. He was my inspiration for this drawing using watersoluble pencils.

Monday, October 24, 2011


I visited the San Diego Watercolor Society with my Palomar College painting class on Saturday and toured the International Exhibit.  Artist & member Rise Parberry gave a phenomenal docent tour.  Rise's Fossil Fusion won the 3rd Place Award and was a beautiful abstract experimental piece. If you can't get to the exhibit you can view the winning entries on the SDWS website  Really beautiful & inspiring pieces!