Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thanksgiving in July

It's appropriate enough. Everyone is facing difficult times. I'm no exception, but still, we have a lot to be thankful for. So let's not lose sight of what really counts.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Illustration Friday: Idle

My beagle thinks he's Dude Lebowski.

"It's a Dog's Life, Snoopy" was written, of course, by Charles Schulz. Famous song by Bob Marley, remake by Sublime.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Watercolor Boat

With all the heat and no AC for two days, I got inspired to paint water. Let's all get wet!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Illustration Friday: Tango

When my beagle found out the theme, he started posing for me. What a show off! Told him it takes two to tango. Excuse the frontal nudity.

Santa Barbara

Some plants and trees I saw around the SB Mission last weekend.
A pocket size watercolor kit just arrived (thanks to ebay). Can't wait to use it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

First Stage... Fright

My first attempt in painting: my daughter Syndel. The pic was when she was four while on the portrait I aged her a little. Now what? More youtube demos to watch.

Resisting the temptation to say "maybe I'm only meant for pencil drawings". Instead, I will say the canvas will be my playground!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Illustration Friday: Hollow

Our poor beagle... the light goes right through him. Feeding time!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Second Drawing Class

This time with my daughter Syndel who's 13 going 14. I didn't expect the nude model. Thanks to life drawing books I had taken home and she was curious to see. She wasn't so shocked.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Here's Ian Falconer's Olivia, singing and dancing in high heels, while holding a tray of tall champagne glass with her index finger, ready to cross a riggety bridge on a blustery windy day... and midway, her snout gets stung by a bee.
Drawing characters from children's books for the wall display was something fun I did as a former Children's Librarian. A tribute!

My entry for Illustration Friday. Check out the book!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

More watercolors

Got some watercolor books from Barnes & Nobles. Still figuring things out.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Most Beautiful Woman

Happy 4th of July!

Fun coloring

Drew this face and decided to do random colors on her.