Goodbye owls

December 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm


Three owls that were so fun to make have new homes after showing them at the Artisan Faire at Chemers Gallery. One’s a rattle and one actually lives with a child. They are the opposite of plush but I’m told Ashlan the toddler loves hers and that makes my day! Now, since this my only record of them, wouldn’t it be swell if they were in focus? Sheesh…

Last of the persimmons

December 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm


I wish I’d written down the name of the fruit stand on hwy 152 in Gilroy, CA where I bought some big, sumptuous persimmons. I ate the last one for breakfast this morning and it’s taste is still on my tongue. Instead, here’s a painted one to remind me.

Who doesn’t love persimmons? A certain gallery owner in Riverside that will remain unnamed. He’s not happy with two years of persimmon paintings for his 50 @ the 9 show done by yours truly. Yet, I can’t resist immortalizing them this time of year so I remain unapologetic!

Watercolor Transfer technique

December 11, 2014 at 8:40 pm


I’m sure I didn’t invent this watercolor transfer technique but I got excited when it accidentally happened. By brushing acrylic gloss medium over a watercolor, the colors dissolved and got sloppy. When I put another piece of plain bristol paper on top, then lifted it off, I got the “ghost” of the image (in reverse) almost like the ghost of a monoprint. Black pen completed this purely decorative image. Meanwhile, my brain wheels are spinning for more substantial art in future…

Got back my heart, in San Francisco

December 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm



What a blustery week in the north and I loved almost every minute of it. The rain, the company, the city…all fed my soul. Thanks to everything that aligned to make the trip so memorable!

Nymphenburg Castle 1963

September 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm

NymphenburgcastleAdorable, 1900′s sensibilities…