Sunday, October 30, 2011

Best of Show!

Extreme thrill on Friday night when I walked into the Fallbrook Art Center and saw that my pastel
 "Passion Flower Birds" won "Best of Show"....!!

I was very proud that this pastel painting was worthy of such a grand prize.  I enjoy composing an odd assortment of shapes in my still life paintings. The clay bird on the left is from Acoma, New Mexico. I bought it from one of the artists on top of the mesa in the village built on solid rock. I found the ceramic corn bowl in a thrift shop. Corn shapes are intriguing to me, as a metaphor and symbol. I grow passion fruit vines in my garden. The fruits are quite bright towards the end of summer.
My painting has a prominent spot right as you walk in to the center. Come see the exhibit ...for the next two weeks only......
.here are the details ......
Fallbrook Art Center
Open Daily

Oct 28 - Nov 13

103 South Main Street
Fallbrook,California    92028

Saturday, October 15, 2011

a workshop with Jesse

 I took a workshop up at Art and Soul in Portland with Jesse Reno. His work is mind blowing, raw and honest. I played with finger paint all morning. It's such a release to feel the paint in your hands, applying pure color on the paper and mixing with your fingers. Touching the paper surface with paint is the extreme tactile sensation. Highly recomended workshop!

 Here  is my painting before the last paint layers.....
Here is the finished work......
and a work in progress......
and Jesse with my "Crow Cow" painting......very cool

Friday, October 7, 2011

Art and Soul Portland revisited


 Art and Soul

I taught two wonderful workshops....met great gals, shared many charming stories, had lots of laughs and giggles............thanks to all of my students!Batik Flora and Fauna........

 and Casa de Milagros!