Monday, March 31, 2014

MEMORY LANE, watercolor

MEMORY LANE, watercolor, 8x11 in.
Accepted for exhibition at the San Diego Watercolor Society gallery during the month of April. Come to the reception on Friday, April 4th, 5:00-8:00 pm. Come for the wine, stay for the art!

As I look at this painting of my parents, I remember my mother noticing that as you age, people no longer notice you, or value your opinion, you become invisible. So I paint, write, email, blog, publish, post, teach, and make my mark, my statement: "I am alive, I have ideas, I can produce, give, influence and affect others!"

Sunday, March 30, 2014


PUNTARENAS FROM THE BALCONY, watercolor on Arches paper, 9x12 in.

Costa Rica was a wonderful experience! I spent five weeks in San Ramon, traveled to Volcan Poas, Tortuguero, San Jose, Puntarenas, walked to and from downtown San Ramon daily, made friends, ate rice and beans plus a host of delicious treats, laughed, painted in watercolors and pastels, had a solo show: PURA VIDA! at the Museo San Ramon, Universidad de Costa Rica, and most of all: I met the most wonderful people in the world! Costa Rica is good for your health!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FORTALEZAS DE LA MUJER, acrylic on canvas

FORTALEZAS DE LA MUJER, acrylic on canvas, 32x 24 in.
This painting was recently obtained by the Museo San Ramon, Universidad de Costa Rica.

The painting depicts the 24 human strengths, written on the umbrella, which covers three women in different activities. The women are dressed in the three primary colors, to emphasize their "primary functions" in the life of the community. The woman in blue has a bookcase with books behind her. In the original, it is possible to read the titles, which are the names of women writers, painters, and one sculptor: Camille Claudel, and one photographer: Yahida Malhulla. The women's lives are reflected in the pool of their tears.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


UN POQUITO MAS, pastel on Fabriano paper, 20x14in.
In exhibit at Museo  San Ramon, Costa Rica, till Monday 24th. Enjoy!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Papá lo Sabe Todo, pastel on Fabriano paper

PAPA LO SABE TODO, pastel on Fabriano paper, 20x14 in. This painting is part of the show in exhibition at the Museo San Ramon, Universidad de Costa Rica, city of San Ramon, in Costa Rica.

Tomorrow Saturday, March 22nd, from 4:00-6:00 pm. is the Reception. Come share a glass of wine with us! Hope to see you there! Don't be shy, come say "hello!" to me!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

MUJER COSTARRICENSE, pastel painting

MUJER COSTARRICENSE, pastel painting, 20x14"  , in exhibition at the MUSEO REGIONAL SAN RAMON, COSTA RICA. Artist Reception this Saturday, March 22nd, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. You are invited to share a glass of wine with me. See you there!

Yolanda Oreamuno, one of the best Costarrican writers of the 20th C. has said: " some (of us) prefer to live of horizons instead of curtains."

Sunday, March 2, 2014

PUNTARENAS III, Costa Rica, watercolor

PUNTARENAS III, COSTA RICA, watercolor, 5x7"

Last weekend, was the end of Carnival in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Lots of noise, lots of people, families, beautiful girls in bathing suits and handsome men, some with motorcycles, were all parading along the main street by the beach. Some "comparsas' passed by with their specific theme, and many vendors of fruits, iced drinks, and food were tempting you along the way. Souvenir shops enticed you with jewelry, postcards, and small knick-knacks. It was fun!

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." Maya Angelou