Friday, April 7, 2017

i have a new journal.  it's black!  this is the first entry.

i was a little scared of it.  but started with stencils.

then stopped for a long time. i drew in a scene

of the ocean and painted it.  then, painted over it.

now i love my journal and can't wait to play more in it. 

a tiny collaged face.  it fits in my palm. 

happy friday!

sharing with paint party friday!

Friday, March 31, 2017

irma stern was a german artist who lived much of her life 

in south africa.  her art was termed, 'Art of Miss Irma Stern- 

Ugliness as a cult.'  But she held over one hundred solo exhibitions 

in he lifetime.  And she art broke records when sold at Southeby.

i admire her spirit to continue her passion and never give in

to what others say.  this is a drawing after on of her paintings. 

i may later add paint but quite like it as it is now. 

a mixed media work in progress.  slowly 

coming together.

i visited the hammer museum, one of the ucla galleries in

westwood, outside of the campus grounds.   i am not sure

that clicking on the above image will enlarge the print.

i was not familiar with dubuffet before i visited the exhibit.

he was a french artist known as the father of the brut art movement

which later was called outsider art in the united states.  he  appreciated

the art of those who were not formerly trained in art yet displayed 

talent in communicating through their art.  here are a few of his 

pieces on display.  i was taken with his work and the impact he

had in the art world.  if you are interested in learning more about

outsider art, here is a link

i have been under the weather these last few weeks 

so have been less active.   here is an accidental 

 studio shot.

posting today with friends at 
paint party friday.  my appreciation
to our hostesses kristen and eva.

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.