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Tulip in Progress

This tulip is a final composition for Watercolor 3. It was to be done in the style of a scientific illustration, showing enlarged reproductive parts and a cross-section of the bloom. The color of this flower is so lovely, and … Continue reading

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Back to School!

Now that my kids are back in school, I’m back to class as well! Here’s today’s work from Scientific Illustration at Filoli, taught by guest instructor Bruce Wilson.    I’m also experimenting with posting to this blog with my new … Continue reading

2015 Update: Studio!

Much has transpired since my last update! The Summer was challenging in many ways, and my artwork fell to the side for some time. Determined to return to it, I was again in the classroom at Filoli early this Spring, and have been working in a field journal whenever possible. Then, in a stroke of luck and good timing, I found a small studio space to rent, in a larger artist cooperative. I’ve never been more inspired to pursue art as my life’s work – and though I foresee many more challenging times ahead, I feel driven to meet them and overcome them.

I have finished moving in to the new studio, but haven’t fully settled in yet. Over the coming months, I hope to get a good body of work completed, including classwork for upcoming Filoli classes in scientific illustration and advanced graphite. Learning to take really great photos of my work is going to become quite essential, and with that I hope to keep this blog updated more frequently!

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Filoli Instructors & Their Students, Feb-Mar 2014!

I am so honored to have had my classwork, the hydrangea blossoms, chosen to hang in the Filoli Instructors and Their Students exhibition earlier this Spring. It was truly a delight to see my own artwork on the walls alongside works by my beautifully gifted teachers and fellow students! I am thrilled to begin my studies again this June. It has been an unforgettable Spring!

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Another Hydrangea!

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Summer is here, and with it the perennials are blooming. For the second session of our Watercolor 2 class, our instructor brought several heads of deep pink hydrangea, giving us each a small clipping to paint. This is by far … Continue reading

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First-Grade Fieldwork

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At HEAL Farm, with my son’s first grade class. We were doing field studies of Calendula officinalis during our lunch break.

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Busy as a bee!

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April has come and gone! I’ve been very busy with classes. I have completed Color Mixing with Susan Fisher, started Watercolor I with Lee McCaffree and also did a one-day Field Studies workshop. I’m eager to get to the point … Continue reading

15th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit – Filoli

Yesterday was the first day of the 15th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit at Filoli. Though I am going to be on site for the next several days for my Color Mixing class, I wanted to visit just to see the exhibit and take a leisurely stroll through the garden. As usual, the exhibit is a source of inspiration and awe. Some truly remarkable works are on display there, and I so very much cherish the opportunity to see them up close and personal. I’m afraid more than one docent must have given me a funny look as I stood practically nose-to-glass with these lovely paintings!

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Harvest Corn

Harvest Corn

Watercolor, 2012.

Busy Summer

As the school year wrapped up and summer unfolded, my drawing table became piled under and I have not spent any time there in a couple of months. I have been sketching and drawing on my iPad, doodling and taking photographs as ever, of course.