Simple succulent still life

8.5x11” watercolor, June 2, 2018 I’m posting this even though I felt I was doing it all wrong at the time. Once I was past the self-created agony, I started to like its simplicity and except for the shadow, the values are really nice. The masking fluid I had was all dried up and only yellow liquid came out. So I ordered some online and resumed…

Heirlooms

Still life with heirloom tomatoes, 6x9", Sep 2017 My first attempt at layering transparent glazes using only primary primary colors. The process is slow because you need to let each glaze layer completely dry before adding the next, so I did this over a 2 day period. For a first attempt, I'm happy with it.…

Marley as a Lion

I moved here, to NYC to be close to my first grandchild so have had a ton of distractions, between this city and my grandson, from spending time at art. But I've picked it up again and this was a sort of fantasy portrait I did of my grandson Marley communicating his concept of “lion” before he could speak! A lion was a puppet that ran after a …

Peppers

Still life with peppers, 9x12", Sep 2013 I did this watercolor from a still life set up at home in LA after finishing my class at Barnsdall, and just before moving to NYC.  I did a number of others which somehow were unlucky enough to have been ruined by water spilled on them during the early chaos of my move to NYC. Oh well. But I do have th…

Apples, lemons

still life with apples and lemons. 9x12", July 2013 I’ve loved doing hand-built ceramics, but in preparing to move across country, I'm trying to slim things down, minimize my possessions, and the more ceramic pieces I do, the more I feel like I'm fighting against my own efforts. And they're large, heavy, very fragile and very difficult to ship! …