Monday, February 4, 2019

Cupcake Demo

I'm finishing up a drawing class that I held at Fallbrook School of the Arts. Last week we drew cupcakes. Here's the step by step process......

 I had everyone loosen up by drawing random lines throughout the format including where the cupcake was going to be drawn.....I had a few doubters but they did it!
The cupcake was drawn using the gesture style technique.
 Note to a six pack of these so you can eat while drawing....
We used a Tombow black pen next to emphasize the value range.
I gave a lecture on color pencil techniques...

Not finished but you get the idea....

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Our Journey to this Place

Our Journey to this Place
Group Exhibition
Petey Dietz
Susan Avery Clark
Helen Shafer Garcia
Jane LaFazio
Lori Mitchell
Andrea Hein
January 11 - February 1, 2019
Reception Saturday, January 12,  5 to 7pm

I will be out of town reception night but please stop by and see our show! We all journeyed to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico last summer and spent an amazing week at Casa del Sol, a large home very close to Georgia O'Keeffe"s casa. We spent the days painting on location, drinking, sharing meals, and being merry! We each painted a work for this exhibition and are showing current works. Hope you can stop by but if you can't I've made a video and a photo album for you to view.....enjoy! 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

New Year, old works

I've created a slideshow of demos from years past....demos I've given in watermedia and pastel for you to enjoy....who knows? might remember one of these! 
Happy New Year to you all! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018


I'm  pleased to announce that my latest painting "Migration" has been accepted into the 10th annual International Signature American Watermedia Exhibition which will be held next February in Fallbrook, CA. This is my second acceptance.

The juror, SoonWarren, NWS, AWS, commented on the challenge in selecting only 120 works from the 320 submitted. This exhibition is also only open to Signature members of watercolor societies in the US. 

This painting was started in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico during the turbulent news about the southern US border political uproar. 
The painting is very symbolic with the use of colors and shapes. The three birds represent the current administration. The ancestors in the photo frames indicate past acceptance of our ancestors into this country and the hope for acceptance and inclusion without prejudice for future immigrants. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

I need to catch up with news! -Tesoro del Corazon Retreat

First and foremost a post from this year's Tesoro del Corazon Retreat held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Our retreat  was a blast as always with many adventures. Perhaps you can join us next year in late October!

the dia de los muertos parade went right down our little alley street appropriately named Los Muertos.....