Friday, July 22, 2016

"Hi-Dee" the Friendly Cow



I'm painting a cow!  She's really fun, and she's almost done, although having a simple design is sometimes harder than a more complicated one because the whole idea is to keep her fresh, light, whimsical and approachable.  It's for San Luis Obispo Cow Parade starting in September.  My sponsor is UPS and I'm thrilled to take part in this public event. Check back for the finished piece!
Here is my original design for her, she can teach you how to say Hello in over 30 different languages.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

High Five Art Contest

Figures in Landscape by Lois Keller
Water, its a hot topic here in Los Angeles and all of California.  I created this watercolor painting for The Autry Museum of the American West High Five Art Contest.  The topic was how Californians have shaped the landscape.  It has been a really interesting subject to research.  I also was inspired by the river, and how we are now turning towards it as an essential connecting element to LA.  SaveSave

Friday, July 01, 2016

This is our world.

Summer is here.  I'm usually excited to go on outings with the family.  Maybe to a museum, the beach, neighborhoods, restaurants, parks and friends houses.  A time to explore the city we live.  I usually drink coffee and peruse the internet for local events.  Today, I wasn't very excited about what the world has to offer. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Crayons in protest

Enough is Enough!  We had to break out our Melt the Guns sign we made, again.  


United Nations Fair at School

Every year my good friend Bipasha organizes the most fabulous United Nations Fair at Carpenter Community Charter School. She get parents to run a table, most of them have family roots for their booth, and some just want to help the kids explore a new place.    Each country offers food samples, displays, and some interactive stuff too.  




Thursday, March 10, 2016

Meryl Streep- in progress


Meryl Streep
Sometimes the hardest part about doing these pieces is knowing how far to take them, when to stop, or how much detail pursue.  A lot of beautiful things happen along the way, that I want our eyes to just fill in the rest.  So I took Meryl this far, I'll pause here and study her and the piece.

Gidget


Gidget, Eight Years Old