Friday, March 17, 2017


welcome to my week.

i dipped my hand into the digital world this week.

and can't decided whether she wants to 

remain soft or would like more color.

i will stare at her a while and 

look for a sign.

in the meantime, 

the silhouettes in the heavy fog this week 

has captivated me.  

happy st. patrick's day, a holiday commemorating
saint pactrick since he 17th century!

and happy paint party friday as well.

Friday, March 10, 2017

i am working in a large handmade journal for some

of the exercises from an online workshop, embrace yourself,  

led by misty mawn.  i have taken her workshop at the beginning 

of every year and cannot recommend her enough

as an inspirational teacher.

my friend, jacki long, lovingly called her daughter

wonder woman.  i saw the posting of this exhibit 

at the long beach museum of ant and

thought it would be a fun outing.  

a different offering, right?

and, lastly,  a sunset view from the palos verdes

beach club.

i am posting today with friends at paint party friday.

Friday, March 3, 2017

i have been working on paper recently.

here is a mixed media piece and a mono print

with collage added.

i attended a showing of fiber arts at the 

palos verdes art center.  i found it exciting 

and innovative.  i worked with textiles for 

many years and love, love, love the medium. 

i visited before the names were posted so i cannot

credit the many talented artists.

and i have exciting news...

i am published in the march/april issue 

of cloth, paper, scissors.

the article has a detailed explanation of

tea bag painting!

southern california has been experiencing 

70 degree and sunny weather.  i love the light that

comes with the spring sunshine!

and always, the sunsets over the pacific.

have a lovely weekend!

posting today with friends at paint party friday. 

Friday, February 17, 2017


for the past seven days using a limited palate in 10 minutes 

i joined in with friends and posted on instagram.  this is

one of the quick paintings.   i later added collage.

and a journal spread 

i am painting over previously painted canvases like this one.

i attended a retrospective of  frank romero's art 

at the museum of latin american art in long beach.

he is  a los ├íngeles artist raised in boyle heights, where i grew up.

he depicts los ├íngeles since the 70's and has been prolific!   

some of his murals depict the history of mexican american in la. 

he uses vibrant colors with bold brush strokes.  the energy from his 

paintings is palatable.   i will need to go back to again to

be able to appreciate the scope of his work.

this is the study of  the mural  he painted along the freeway  for the 1984 olympics.  

Happy Friday with wishes for an enjoyable weekend!

posted with paint party friday friends. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

journal page

hello friday!

this week i started a collage series at a workshop 

held by kathy leader.  the prompts were to first use

three colors of acrylic paint, then to one, add collage, 

to another, use a complimentary color and the third,

do your choice.  here are my three.

this is how the center piece looks after i worked it. 

i can't wait to incorporate the other two pieces 

so that all three the piece can be hung together.

(the color on this single piece is more accurate)

i admire picasso's tenacity to work the same piece

over and over again until he liked it.    the norton 

simon museum in pasadena has a series of his 

lithographs that shows this process so on a 

clear day, i visited.  i must say that this is one of 

my favorite museums.   not only is it beautiful

but it is just the right size for a visit and i love the

impressionist selection.  this time, though, i only

had enough time to see the picasso exhibit.  

here are a few picture.  i will post more in the future. 

i am inspired by van gogh.

and could not miss this special exhibit of 

his bedroom borrowed from the chicago institute of art.

oh, the colors.  i wish you could see the  vibrancy !

i would love to hear who inspires you!!

i am posting today with paint party friday, 
a weekly online community of artists
hosted by eva and kristen.