7.30.2010

LICK MY LIPS

SOLD
CHOCOLATE DRIPPING!

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + scrolled gold leaf frame

Let's rumble! 

And here's my first donut for battle against fellow
Daily Painters Original Kelly MacDonald.

Now this was a chocolate gem and in my opinion a wonderful
contender for our Donut Throwdown.

Take that Kelley!

Oh...  and I must say the chocolate was delicious. 

7.29.2010

LOVE IN THE AIR

COOKIE OF LOVE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + scrolled gold leaf frame

What more could I say? Love......

Stay tuned.... the war of the donuts commence tomorrow.

THROWDOWN! ... OF DONUTS


2 + A HOLE
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Okey, I have been challenged by fellow Daily Painters Original Artist, Kelly MacDonald, so am throwing down my drawing gloves. (Feel like it's almost a Bobby Flay Throwdown!, but a battle of the donuts instead.)

I guess Kelley has had enough of my white frosting so created an incredible pink wonder today - check her out for it's worth the peek! 

And today I wimped out for had created a cookie, but promise all a grand donut will appear on tomorrow's blog.

Stay tuned....

7.27.2010

WAKE ME AND LETS EAT!


A WRAPPED DREAM
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white archival matte, glass + scrolled gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Nestled in thin parchment paper,

I spied a delectable treat.

Glazed, warm and oh... so sweet! 

Was this all a dream?

7.26.2010

A POWDERED GRIN ON MY FACE


AS THE COOKIE CRUMBLES

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white archival matte, glass + scrolled gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


I think they are starting to recognize me 
at Panchita's Bakery - oh, oh.... 

But maybe it's from the powder sugar on my face?  

I know this isn't a donut, but sure was a powdery delight! 

7.25.2010

MAN, DO I NEED SOME SUGAR!


GLAZED GOODNESS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Life has been very hectic lately.

 I even caught myself dipping into my props
 before I had a chance to paint them - oh, oh! 

And this definitely gave me the needed rush . . . ahhhhh. 


7.24.2010

PLAYTIME WITH THE KIDS!



Wednesday, July 21st was such a very memorable day! At the right is one sample of the art project I conducted for the Pasadena Museum of History's The Artists' Workshop


The event was a free, summer hands-on, art program specifically for children six to ten years old.


After a presentation 
focusing on color and composition, 
we proceeded to the Museum's Fenyes Estate Gardens, where t
he children created florals of cut paper and colored pencils


7.22.2010

BABES ON VIEW


PROTECTED HEART
DOLL PARTS, FABRIC, WOOD + CLAY 
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The exhibit, FRAYED can still be viewed at Ray Street Custom Framing + Gallery in San Diego till August 11th. Check out an eclectic assortment of dramatic pastels and decon / reconstructed doll art. 
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM. 
Please phone #619-255-2022 for additional information.


7.20.2010

BOMBS AWAY!


THE CHOCOLATE BOMB

4 1 /2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + scrolled gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping



Are we in chocolate overload yet?

7.19.2010

NEW ADVENTURES ...PASTRIES!


SPRINKLES + SWIRLS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white archival matte, glass + scrolled gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping



I'm not waiting for a holiday or the weekend, but decided the time is now to eat sweets!

 (I promise I wait to eat my props till after the painting is completed, 
even though at times it does get tempting.) 

So now we're off to new adventures with food. I think I've had my 
head in the clouds way too long, for can hear my stomach rumbling.

Any favorites?

7.18.2010

A WONDERFUL START


A RISING SUN

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
It was early morning, the air was calm and the colors 

were dusky, as I peered out the window. 

Instantly the sky became illuminated with a flash

as the bold, brazen sun arose. 


7.15.2010

BLAZED AND BILLOWED

RED VEIL
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping



The diaphanous colors flowed with great speed

as the shades of red blazed and billowed in the sky.

Such a spectacular sight to behold!


7.14.2010

FOR ALEX

LAYERS OF RED + ORANGE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white archival matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Blazing the strips slashed through the sky.

Adding flashes of light to the evening dark.

7.13.2010

NIGHT IN THE 'HOOD

SLUMBER TIME

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white archival matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


The California sunset before me sparkled,

as the skyline was awash with soft pinks and blues.

Such a reversal from the day's view,

Yet the evening is true bliss!

7.12.2010

GOLDEN KNOLL

GOLDEN KNOLL
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white archival matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


A blue day, a white cloud and a golden knoll.

And the two hilltops visually converged.

7.11.2010

HIDDEN IN A DREAM


MIST ABOVE 2 RIDGES
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel


I peered down the chasm as I stood atop the ridge so tall.

Glancing laterally, I spotted a second uninhabited ridge.

Yet within minutes the misty clouds dropped from the blue sky.

Was my vision a dream?


A DAY TO PLAY!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21st

I am one of four Artists selected for the Pasadena Museum of History's The Artists' Workshop. This is a free summer hands-on, art program designed for children six to ten years old.

On July 21st I will be focusing on florals, color and composition with the children. After a presentation and exercise, all will proceed to paint in the Fenyes Estate Gardens.

It's time to play in the summer - please join in !

7.08.2010

HIDDEN TREASURE

A POCKET OF CORAL
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


The day came to an end.

Down the sun dropped below the Forest's horizon.

Away went the blue skies while the clouds were heavy.

And nestled amongst all was a patch of coral.

7.07.2010

SATURDAY AT RAY

FLY... TO A BETTER DAY

deconstruct / reconstructed doll
porcelain doll parts, fabric, feathers, metal, tulle + boa
$225 + $10 insured priority shipping


A reminder that Ray-At-Night is this Saturday, the 10th in San Diego and there is still time to see my show, Frayed at Ray Street Custom Framing + Gallery from 6 to 9 pm.

And the little baby dolls are still waiting for a new home. Or you can stroll, daze and loose yourself into the pastel skies.

So much to see and so little time - see you there!

COTTON BALLS

TUMBLE OF CLOUDS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8"square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping



A beautiful day, but so very hot as the sun blasted at the Forest.

And the clouds tumbled and rolled through the sky.

Cotton balls.

A smile to my lips.


7.06.2010

THE BAGS ARE PACKED!


THE TRAVELING CLOUD
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white archival matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The sky was sunny yet the wind raged.

Twisting, turning and flying, the darkened clouds rolled along.

While the clouds tumbled, the air cleared.

Then I detected a scent....

rain on the horizon.




7.05.2010

FLY + SOAR


COLORS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
SOLD -PRVATE COLLECTOR

With a flash the colors lit the night.

A dash of pink, burst of orange, stream of turquoise

and a gush of blue as the sky soared.


7.04.2010

SOAR AND FLY


PINK +BLUE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white archival matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The day is of celebration.

Spirits are high and happiness soars!

Onset of the night, the sky shoots out pastel colors....

and then the fireworks fly.

Happy 4th!

7.01.2010

SUBTLE GLOW


PINK GLOW
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white archival matte, glass + gold leaf frame

It was a misty sunset with pastel coloring.

So soft and so very hazy.

And down, down, down the shafts of pink light fell.

Such a subtle glow to the evening!


RECEPTION

SUNSET OF FIRE
20"h x 16" w pastel
$1,300 + $25 insured priority shipping


Frayed, my collection of deconstructed / reconstructed dolls and pastels will still be on exhibit at Ray Street Custom Framing + Gallery during Ray-at-Night art walk on July 10th from 6 to 9 pm. Additional information can be obtained from
Hope to see you there!