Monday, October 20, 2014

Mobiles, Hearts & Wreaths


Bernardo Winery

You might be wondering what I have been doing since my last post. I have been creating art from driftwood! On Friday mornings I am at the Rancho Bernardo Winery from 9am to 1pm selling driftwood mobiles, wreaths and table top trees. I use found objects I find at vintage flea markets to add interest and a story to my mobiles.The wreaths and trees include shells and are really beautiful!
My husband and I were both raised near the beach in San Diego and have traveled the California coast many times seeking out beautiful places to beachcomb and look for shells and driftwood.  My new driftwood art is a way to express our love for the ocean.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

At the Fair!

Here I am in front of my camel drawing, 'Desert Traveler' at the San Diego County Fair Fine Art reception last night. No ribbon but I felt honored to be exhibited with all the other artists and their wonderful work.

Market Bouquet

I was inspired by our local farmer's market and the beautiful bouquets they sell.  My goal for this drawing was to make the bouquet the focal point by rendering the figure in graphite with just a little added color to help the eye travel.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Broken Beauty

I used pastels to create this painting of a sunflower.  It has been quite a while since I have used pastels and I experimented using broken color to create movement throughout the painting.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Desert Traveler

I have been away from my blog for a long time!  Thought I might update it with this colored pencil drawing of a camel I did for my 2013 Christmas card.  It was accepted to hang at the Del Mar Fair this year.  Camels have always been comical to me with their long legs and protruding lips.  They do have beautiful eyes that give them an endearing quality. I think I have captured that in this drawing.