Monday, July 29, 2013

Obon Festival with the Urban Sketch group

 Yesterday I attended the Obon Festival in Vista, CA with my friends. The Urban Sketchers  were there in force drawing the sights. I have a fab short film to show you but the google gods wouldn't let me add it....or it's just that I don't know what I'm doing.....I'll try and add it to FB...

 These are quick gesture drawings with a brown Tombow pen. 
 I added water to make the pen lines flow and a bit of watercolor. 
 Here you can see the effect just from the Tombow pen with water added. 
 and...some watercolors...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Circle grid patterns

Thinking of Circles today ....
my friend Jill Hall has a new exhibit based on Circles opening tonight at
Inspirations Gallery NTC  in San Diego from 5 to 7....the show runs  till September 2. I have 5 works in the show......
Create Chicago Mixed Media Retreat is coming up soon! Sign up here for spectacular workshops. I'm teaching 4.....

great student works from Create New Jersey! 

grids and circles from New Zealand ......

a new painting featured in the Circles show at Inspirations Gallery 

More wonderful examples from Create New Jersey....thanks to my students!! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Create New Jersey starts next week!

Here are a few delish examples of the workshops I'm teaching next week in New Jersey at Create! Create Chicago is next month August 21,22, can sign up here
There are still some spaces left so sign up soon! 

Saturday, July 20-  Negitive is Absolutely Positive....a guided step by step adventure into painting very cool backgrounds and creating positve shapes......
Saturday, July 20- Deconstructed Paste Papers  a very fun, filled to the brim day of painting, stenciling, pattern making, deconstructing to create patina....creating incredible papers for collage and designs. 

Friday, July 19- Collage Watercolor Monotypes 
a very easy user friendly way of printing...its all about the beautiful textures