2.27.2013

SWIRLS + TWIRLS WITH MOTION

PURPLE DOWNFALL*
8" x 8" pastel
12" square black mat, glass + gold frame
*revised pastel

Cascading, movement and motion . . . 
the pastels swirl. 

 And life mimics Nature to a T.

2.25.2013

ART EXHIBITION COMING UP!

LILY BUDS + PADS
8"h x 10"w pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Have an upcoming solo art exhibit in San Diego, 
 which will be so much fun!

I have been invited by Irina Negulescu Studio, 
Friday, March 8th from 6 to 9 pm at Coalesce Gallery 
in North Little Italy. 

An entertaining evening of art, wine and live music!

2.22.2013

DAMP, DARK + A DELUGE

DARK WAS THE DAY
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150*
*tax + shipping inclusive
The the air was chilled . . . 

while the sky was dark . . . 

and then the deluge struck.

Mother Nature's fury!

2.19.2013

COLOR AMIDST THE CLOUDS

SOOTHE MY SOUL
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame

I searched and probed for colors as they fell from my hand . . .
while gazing at the grey sky.

And the rain drizzled . . .
creating such a hypnotic sound.

Always beauty in a dark sky!

2.17.2013

GLORY OF THE DAY

LAYER UPON LAYERS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square white mat, glass + gold frame

 Marveling of the similarities with Nature, 
as I gaze at the horizon and reminisce of life. 

Highs and lows . . .

twists and turns . . .

and lights and darks.

Isn't life a mystery?



2.12.2013

LUSCIOUS + ORANGE

ORANGE AMONG THE FOLDS
8"h x 6"w pastel

A downhill tumble the trio slowly rolled.

With flashes of yellow and orange
intermingled throughout the rich blues. 

2.09.2013

SMUDGES + LINES

CHARCOAL SKETCH

Sketching here and there as samples for my Thursday
evening drawing classes at UCSD Extension.
Fortunate to have such a small, intimate and fun-loving 
group of adults!

This past week they drew each other in 12-minutes spurts.
Interesting to see their developing individualistic styles! 

 This is a 10-minute sketch of myself as a prepared sample. 

2.05.2013

MORNING RUSH

BLUE SWEEP + TOUCH OF RED
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + black frame
$150*
*tax + shipping inclusive
Flowing, the clouds swished through the sky . . . 
creating a pastel palette.

Light and airy, the scene unfolded . . . 
yet a bright flash emerged.

Such a wonderful start to the day!


2.03.2013

BELLS, LIGHTS + VEGAS, BABY!

ME + VEGAS
Ha! I'm sure everyone little one of you thought I have been painting 
away and here I am playing in the Land of Sin! Actually I was 
working - just part of the time - at a framers convention. 
Yep . . .  I'm a tad smarter!

Anyway . . .  
one of the so very fun things we discovered was an "Art-o-Rama"
machine. I've read about them and even was a recipient of one of 
these, but had never seen one before. These transfigured cigarette 
machines are located typically in Art Museum gift shops and here in 
shiny, noisy, glitzy Vegas are 2 sweet machines. 

You put a $5 bill into the machine and Voila! . . . 
out pops a tiny piece of art.
Now how cool is that?
So the center pic is me holding my little piece by Judy Hurwitt
a mixed media artist.

Now that's Vegas Baby!