Be Honest With Yourself

BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF

Masks - SF Sketchers Zoom Group

MASKS - SF SKETCHERS ZOOM GROUP

The topic was "masks". We drew each other while, one by one, we talked about our Halloween experiences. If there "posed" and spoke...

 
 
 
Draw What You See From Your Kitchen Table with USK San Diego

DRAW WHAT YOU SEE FROM YOUR KITCHEN TABLE WITH USK SAN DIEGO

The San Diego Urban Sketchers had a virtual gathering today and we sketched what we saw from our kitchen table. I sat at my counter...

Mini Crow Book

MINI CROW BOOK

Finally finished a mini crow book I have been working on. penandink with watercolor accordionbook minibook crows bookbinding bookarts...

 
 
 
Creativity Quote

CREATIVITY QUOTE

Creativity quote fear To be creative is to not be afraid.

Fruit Tree Signs

FRUIT TREE SIGNS

I have been working on these for a while. I didn't like the idea of painted rocks by the fruit trees so I made signs of the name of...

 
 
 
Portrait Party Watercolor Sk

PORTRAIT PARTY WATERCOLOR SK

These are watercolor sketches done while attending a Zoom Portrait Party. 3 and 6 minute poses. 10 minute poses.

Toys - SF Sketch Group Meetup

TOYS - SF SKETCH GROUP MEETUP

The subject of the SF Sketch group zoom meeting was "toys". We sketched each other one at a time as we shared about our favorite childhood...

 
 
 
Direct Watercolor 20 - 29

DIRECT WATERCOLOR 20 - 29

Apricots from our tree. Sunflower These direct watercolor sketches were done during the SFSketchers Meetup on Zoom. Liz asked us to...

30x30 Direct Watercolor - 18 and 19 - Lake Wohlford

30X30 DIRECT WATERCOLOR - 18 AND 19 - LAKE WOHLFORD

My second gathering with Inland Painters took place at Lake Wohlford, Escondido, California. We arrived at 9:30 a.m. when it was windy...

 
 
 
Direct Watercolor 14 - Wheelbarrow

DIRECT WATERCOLOR 14 - WHEELBARROW

79 degrees in my backyard today. I painted Gary's wheelbarrow.

Direct watercolor 16 - People eating lunch at Liberty Station

DIRECT WATERCOLOR 16 - PEOPLE EATING LUNCH AT LIBERTY STATION

I had to go to the San Diego Watercolor Society to pick up a painting from the gallery. My painting of a building in La Jolla was in...

 
 
 
Direct Watercolor 17 - Artists on a Zoom Meeting

DIRECT WATERCOLOR 17 - ARTISTS ON A ZOOM MEETING

I joined the SFSketchers during their meeting this morning. The theme was Father's Day and we were asked to share what our dad taught...

Keep Going - Direct Watercolor 13 - Cartoon Journal

KEEP GOING - DIRECT WATERCOLOR 13 - CARTOON JOURNAL

Maybe I get tired of doing the same thing after 2 weeks. I thought it was 2 days. The daily practice of direct painting everyday has...

 
 
 
I need going out in public training

I NEED GOING OUT IN PUBLIC TRAINING

Direct Watercolor - Dixon Lake, Escondido CA

DIRECT WATERCOLOR - DIXON LAKE, ESCONDIDO CA

Finally an outing with Inland Painters and the courage to get out in public to paint with my friends. It was so hot that it seemed...

 
 
 
Direct Watercolor 12 - Holbein Paint Tube

DIRECT WATERCOLOR 12 - HOLBEIN PAINT TUBE

How did this watercolor painting turn out so small? It might have been the 4x4 inch paper I am using, even though I intended to fill...

Direct Watercolor - Salt Shaker

DIRECT WATERCOLOR - SALT SHAKER

Day 8 I created a toned background, inspired by Julie Crouch or SF Sketchers, before I dropped in my direct watercolor.

 
 
 
Direct Watercolor - Apple

DIRECT WATERCOLOR - APPLE

Day 7 I chose to paint an apple from life. I always forget to eat them before they go bad.

Direct Watercolor - Succulent

DIRECT WATERCOLOR - SUCCULENT

I decided to draw from life again because it gives me more pleasure than drawing from photographs. This is a little succulent from...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Gateway Cow Camp” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Some cattle drives can take days because cows mosey along, munching along the way. It's important that they arrive at the marketplace fat and hydrated. Cow camps are designated... Read more ...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas "Mountain" by Arizona Contemporary Artist Pat Stacy

I love the contrasts, textures, and colors of this contemporary Mountain. It also looks great horizontally, and I have gently signed it both ways. The painting is done over... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Gateway Cow Camp” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Some cattle drives can take days because cows mosey along, munching along the way. It's important that they arrive at the marketplace fat and hydrated. Cow camps are designated... Read more ...

Floral Art, Flower Painting,Textural Collage, Mixed Media “PAPER FLOWER AT NIGHT

Floral Art, Flower Painting,Textural Collage, Mixed Media “PAPER FLOWER AT NIGHT

Mixed Media Collage on Wood Panel. Using Acrylic Painted Paper and Handmade Paper to design cheerful, textural collage. Wood Panel has natural wood sides 2" deep - ideal for... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “WITHIN THE SHADOWS” by...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “WITHIN THE SHADOWS” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

Shadows hid things lurking the background whether or not they are good or bad. Unable to actually see, the viewer then must make up his or her mind the important images that... Read more ...

Mixed Media Art, Collage, Contemporary Art “Music Notes I” by Texas...

Mixed Media Art, Collage, Contemporary Art “Music Notes I” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand

20"x16"x1.5" Acrylic on Paper Adhered to Cradled Board/Available Read more ...

Abstract Painting, Expressionist Art, Contemporary Art "That Day in Central...

Abstract Painting, Expressionist Art, Contemporary Art "That Day in Central Park" by Virginia Contemporary Artist Lou Jordan

A memory of New York City and a wonderful day with my three sisters. 14"x11x1/4" Mixed Media on Panel/ Available $150 Read more ...

You Can Now Use Fujifilm X and GFX Cameras as Webcams on Mac

You Can Now Use Fujifilm X and GFX Cameras as Webcams on Mac

Following in Canon's footsteps , Fujifilm has just released a Mac version of its Fujifilm X Webcam software. The original version of the software-which allows you to use... Read more ...

Canon Unveils 4 New Lenses, Including the RF 600mm f/11 and 800mm f/11

Canon Unveils 4 New Lenses, Including the RF 600mm f/11 and 800mm f/11

In addition to the two full-frame cameras announced this morning, Canon also unveiled not one, not two, but four new RF-mount lenses during today's virtual product launch. The... Read more ...

Here We Go-Go Again

Here We Go-Go Again

I have to clean out my blog folder, so here are some odds and ends. Saturday Leftover Day. I am a fan of Bob Powell's work. The last ten years have been almost forgotten by... Read more ...