Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I saw a neat idea on Dawn Sokol's blog, "D'BLOGALA". She mentioned the book, You Are Here which is a collection of handmade maps from the imagination. Based on that prompt, I mapped my errands for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday started out with a delivery for the Small Image Show in Encinitas. I also picked up artwork that was in the Escondido Art Partnership Show where one of my pieces won an honorable mention.

This map shows my trip to the DENTIST and back. YUCK!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Edm Challenge 91 Apple

Everyday Matters Challenge 91 is draw an apple. This is my apple done in Watercolor.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Figure Class

Thanks to all that checked on us during the Witch Creek Fire. It's been hard getting back to normal spirits but drawing helps the mood so I FORCED myself to go to the figure class.

Sketchbook spread.

20 x 30 mixed media

Sketchbook drawing - Model taking a break.

11 x 14 mixed media

Watercolor on canson 3 x 5 Model taking a break.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

October grid

This one is for Erin and Patty of Everyday Matters who requested to see everyone's "grid". I make mine random. I sketch and paint daily in my sketchbook journal but the grids have a note about what happened that day. Not just a sketch of an item I see or notes I want to jot down to myself. Sometimes I forget to make a note in my grid. On those days I just have a date. I would also like to see other's grids.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

EDM Challenge 141

I drew this the other day while at figure drawing.
(I guess I get distracted easily)
These were the brushes across the room from where I was set up.
It is Challenge 141 - Draw something with bristles.

I also have bristles on my OLD fireplace tools.

Roosters Daily Painting 7

My Daily Painting - Roosters: A 5 x 7 inch oil.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Marion Bear Park, Daily Painting 6

My 6th daily painting was done while in Annete Paquest's location class. Marion Bear Park is located in San Clemente Canyon, San Diego, California. A 5x7 oil on canvas.


Some of the artists.

EDM Challenge 139 Draw Something with a Handle

Everyday Matters Challenge 139 is draw something with a handle.

I don't know why I draw my coffee mug all the time. These are tiny little sketches of my favorite mugs. Left to right: Too Much Coffee Man, Arizona, and Tony Gwynn

Monday, October 15, 2007

Daily Painting 5 - Balboa Park

This oil painting was painted on location in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. If you are interested in more details please visit my online gallery.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Daily Painting 5 - Lake Wohlford

Lake Wohlford is located in Escondido, California. This piece was painted on location in oil and comes unframed. It's 5 x 7 inches painted on a Reeves Artist Canvas board. Medium Grain 100% cotton. It is listed on eBay with a starting bid of $60.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Old Ramona Hotel Gallery

I got to see some artist friends at the reception for the Old Ramona Hotel Gallery Show where I won an honorable mention for "Julian".

My friend Janet won a second place.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Figure Drawing at Judy's

I met with my figure drawing group at Judy's Today. It's always fun talking art and meeting with other artists.

Warm up sketches in watercolor

mixed media on watercolor paper

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

NCSFA Sketch and Paint Out - Lake Wohlford

Today was the North County Society of Fine Arts Sketch and Paint Out at Lake Wohlford.
We met at a turnout. A dangerous turn out. Some people left for another location.

Maybe it was because of the skunk tail or the crackers and cereal all over the place.

Well, that's OK we all met later for lunch and a little show and tell. Mine is the tiniest painting in the center.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Figure Class

Figure class with Annette Paquet. Value studies.
Left: Paynes gray watercolor on watercolor paper. Right: Conte and watercolor on bond.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Figure Class

Figure class with Kim Farley.
Oil on 18x24 canvas panel.
I'm learning a lot from her.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Daily Painting 4

"I Liked His Hair" Unframed. 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas. This piece has been accepted into 2 juried shows and also won a second prize. The sides are 1.5 inches wide and painted black.


Friday, October 05, 2007

Daily Painting 3

This is another watercolor in my Lawn Bowls Series. I have listed it on eBay with a starting bid of $29.99. It is framed in a very dark blue wood frame.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

EDM 138 draw something soft

Susan, Margaret and I spent about 7 hours plein air painting with Annette Paquet's class. I am still working on my piece from last week.

This is a lady at the critique. She doesn't have a Mr. Potato Head nose in real life BUT she does have a SOFT and floppy hat.

Monday, October 01, 2007

EDm 137 Draw something you can turn on and off

Everyday Matters Challenge 137 is draw something you can turn on and off. There are tons of things in the hospital you can turn on and off and I drew LOTS of them.

Don't worry, nothing serious.

Daily Painting 2

5 x 7 inch oil on canvas board. This is listed on ebay with a starting bid of $49.99.