8.31.2011

THE ORANGE KISS- 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

THE ORANGE KISS
4 1/2" x 41/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


The day was not over as of yet.

 Pale blue the sky still shone,
with a twisting strip of dark clouds that 
hung precariously above the horizon. 

Yet the rays of the sun had fallen
and kissed the land.


8.30.2011

A YUCCA SUNSET - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

A YUCCA SUNSET
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


So many shapes and forms . . .  all sunsets seem so mesmerizing. 

Yet the darkened silhouettes of the foreground 
spike the dreamy sky.

Just as life . . . a few thorns in every rose.

So touch the petals to believe . . .




8.29.2011

BALBOA PARK - 11 x 14 pastel

BALBOA PARK
11"h x 14"w pastel
17"h x 21"w white archival matt, glass + gold frame
$595 + $20 insured priority shipping


For anyone that doesn't know, Balboa Park is one of San Diego's 
gems. It originated as the "City Park" in 1868. 

Today the Park consists of 1,200 acres and houses the majority 
of the City's Museums. One can also stroll the gardens, hike the trails,
watch working artists at the Spanish Village Art Center 
and so much more! 

This pastel, Balboa Park, depicts some of the unique architecture 
viewed across the water lily garden. 
More information can be read here.


8.28.2011

HANNAH'S HOT COLORS - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

HANNAH'S HOT COLORS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR
kids korner with hannah
the kiwi frosting was sharp and tangy. . . 
so appropriate with Hannah's hot 
little colors + swirls!

And I  just couldn't resist running with this delectable 
cupcake in my D-Day attack against Kelley MacDonald
Now what jelly wonder will she fling?






8.25.2011

SUNSET BEYOND THE HOUSE - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . . FUN!
SUNSET BEYOND THE HOUSE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel*
*no frame nor glass
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Today was a day I finally had to myself . . . ahhh! 

And I devoted the entire day to playing with my art.
I did get a lot accomplished too.

As a sunset, it was luxurious and magical. 

Hope each and everyone of you enjoy your Friday to the fullest!



8.24.2011

FLUFF - 6 x 6 pastel

FLUFF*
 6" x 6" pastel
10" x 10" archival white matte
* no frame
sold
 As people, cats come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

And unique personalities, all their own!

Here's a white fluff ball that is always content. 


8.22.2011

ZOE . . . HAPPY - 10 x 8 pastel

zoe . . .  happy
10" h x 8" w pastel
16"h x 14"w gold frame
$495*

Zoe loves cupcakes of any kind!
The more frosting, the better for this little girl.


8.21.2011

BUT... WHERE'S THE DONUT? - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

BUT . . . WHERE'S THE DONUT?
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival matt*
*packaged in plastic sleeve
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

I know Kelley Mac Donald - my donut foe - has been 
ever so busy with her studio sale this week, yet every 
Monday is our Donut War attack. Well, I am so ever more
partial to cupcakes . . . such a fun, dainty, party
pastry! . . .  so I decided to shake things up and shot-putt 
a cupcake to the Donut Queen while her back is turned.
She will be so surprised . . .

Za . . . z . . . zing!

So many are into the cupcakes. You name it - there are cupcake
stores, baking kits, stationery, etc. And recently a friend forwarded to 
me photo of a cupcake tagged on the back of a sign. 
Pretty cool!


8.20.2011

ADDY - 12 x 9 acrylic

ADDY
12"h x 9"w acrylic + grease pencil
cradled wooden panel
SOLD / Private Collector


It seems lately that I have just been creating pastels. 
And I need some extra thrills . . .
so now it's time to get-down-and-play!

I was fortunate to be invited in creating portraits 
of dogs for a shelter awhile back. The program 
was to increase adoptions of older dogs, whom
always seem to be overlooked. Addy was one and 
am happy to report she was adopted to a loving 
family, as well as many others.

I found it a nice change to play with acrylics.
As for the elements, I used a primitive background 
to depict Addy's playfulness and a moon to
symbolize her age. 

A day of play!

8.18.2011

RIBBONS OF RED - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . . FUN!

RIBBONS OF RED
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt- *no glass, nor frame
$95 + $5 shipping


Everyone loves a deal!

So I decided to select and promote with a special rate, 
a favorite pastel on Fridays. Each will be archival matted, 
but unframed and without glass.

So what better way to end the work week,
with a hot-red sunset!

Enjoy your weekend!



8.17.2011

STUDY OF LISA - pastel

STUDY OF LISA*
11" x 14" framed
$245
*Courtesy of Strandz Salon

Memories . . .  of yesteryear.

Hello Lisa!

8.16.2011

ONE PALM- 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

ONE PALM
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

8.15.2011

SWEEP ATOP THE POLES - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

SWEEP ATOP THE POLES
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 - tax + shipping inclusive


With a swish the colors flew . . .

pinks, blues, oranges and purples.


A pastel yet colorful panoramic evening.

So delightful!

.

8.14.2011

TRIPLE STICKY LOVE - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

TRIPLE STICKY LOVE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 - tax + shipping inclusive


Good old-fashioned pillows of love!

Okey Kelley MacDonald! Know you favor stacks 
of oozing, gooey piles of goodness, so I have created
a trifecta of donuts. What you got today Girl?

But think I'll snuggle right down and munch 
rather than flinging them across the continent.

Why waste a good thing? 

8.11.2011

SUMMER SHOWERS - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

SUMMER SHOWERS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 - tax + shipping inclusive


Have you ever stood in one spot 
under a sunny, bright sky.

Then looked afar and watched a downpour? 

Such a day . . . such a delight to see!


8.10.2011

AN EVENING OF ORANGE - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

AN EVENING OF ORANGE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 - shipping + tax inclusive


Cloaked was the evening in orange.

A color so warm and fiery that it lit the sky.

 And the erratic, flaring tones swished 
before darkness fell. 

8.09.2011

SPLASH + GIGGLES - 6 x 6 pastel

SPLASH + GIGGLES
6" x 6" pastel + gold leaf frame


The two little girls frolicked as the waves rolled.
But one was much more mischievous . . .

so she splashed  

and splashed 

and splashed!


This pastel is a companion piece to Waves? and Waves + Giggles.

8.08.2011

MY CUP IS 1/2 FILLED - 11 X 11 pastel

MY CUP IS 1/2 FILLED
11" x 11" pastel
18" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$825*
*Courtesy of Tirage Gallery

Time does fly!

Summer will soon be winding down,
when it seems as it just begun yesterday. 

So here's a simplified summer bouquet to enjoy, 
as the remaining days slip bye.

8.07.2011

WHITE FROSTING - 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 pastel

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

What is Kelley MacDonald up to?

The Jelly Queen is up to no good
by slinging jelly left and right.

Sha . . . . bang!

I'm flinging frosting back at you girl!

Seems as if everyone is a donut lover these days.
Hording a bit Jello?


8.06.2011

DOCKED IN THE MORNING - 9 1/2 X 9 1/2 PASTEL

DOCKED IN THE MORNING
9 1/2" x 91/2" pastel
18" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD- PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A crisp, sunny morning awaits me
with a slight whisper of a wind in the air.

 Shadows dance upon the water 
as the boats rock contentedly.

Such a wonderful day for a boat ride!


8.04.2011

DEL'S SHORELINE - 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 pastel

DEL'S SHORELINE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass _ gold frame
SOLD- PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Yesterday I posted a pastel, Turret at the Del,  
which focused on the main turret of Hotel del Coronado

The Del's Shoreline - pictured above - is a petite rendition 
of the hotels beach. In fact, their beach has been selected 
many times as one of the top ten in the world. 

And it is glorious!

White clouds ripple throughout the blue sky,
as the waves roll onto the beach.

So please enjoy! 

8.03.2011

TURRET AT THE DEL

TURRET AT THE DEL
6 1/2" x 6 1/2" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

What's the best way to beat the heat?
A trip to the beach.

And  Hotel del Coronado's back door opens 
onto one of the top beaches in the world. 

Here is a petite pastel with a view of it's iconic
 turret, which was just purchased by a Collector.

Happy summer!

8.02.2011

BEHIND 2 WINDOWS- 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

BEHIND 2 WINDOWS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 - shipping + tax inclusive


It was a late afternoon that I strolled, when noticing
two small windows with a cursory glance.

Curiosity struck . . . and I wondered.
What stories could the darkened 
small windows tell?
  
Tales of laughing children?

 Heirlooms of the days gone bye?

Or embracements by lovers?

 A mystery . . . .  





8.01.2011

WISPY - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

WISPY
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 - shipping + tax inclusive


The day was hot with a sky rich 
and pure as a piece of blue silk.

Swiftly . . . it all changed.

Racing white clouds dashed with a fury,
whipping through the sky.

A wind caressed my face.

And then the rain tumbled down.