Sunday, May 25, 2014
Chasing the light. That's the key to watercolor: 1, Make a preliminary value sketch. 2, Adjust the composition to accommodate light and darks. 3, allow each layer to dry in between.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
This is one of the five paintings accepted for exhibition at the San Diego County Fair, THE FAB FAIR!, which opens June 7, and goes till July 6. Fine art, fun and games, in Del Mar.
At the Watercolor Biennial in Shenzhen, China, the need for international exchange was very strong, according to comments in the June issue of Watercolor magazine. There were people from all over the world. Linda Baker said: "I was moved not by the differences but by the sameness. We were one in the pursuit of art."
Thursday, May 15, 2014
"People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills...There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind...So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself." --- Marcus Aurelius
Sunday, May 11, 2014
This painting was based on a series of photographs taken of me and my son. He was crying because something hurt his foot, walking in the garden. I was trying to see what happened, and help him feel better. Tomorrow is MOTHER'S DAY in the U.S. Happy Mother's Day everybody!!
I am finishing the book: CARAVANS, by James Michener. It's awesome, excellent, brilliant! A novel of Afghanistan, very interesting, a page turner, and beautiful! I strongly recommend it.
Friday, May 9, 2014
LUZ, COLOR Y ARTE, (Light, Color and Art) A wonderful and colorful book about all kinds of details of color and light, as it pertains to art. Fun and entertaining.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
My upcoming events:
Next Tuesday, May 13: I am giving a demonstration for the North County Society of Fine Art, starting at 1:00.- The topic will be: Sketching while Traveling. Everybody welcome!
Next Wednesday, May 14: Pastel portrait workshop at my studio-gallery in THE GLASHAUS, 1815 Main Street, San Diego 92113.- 10:00am to 1:00 pm. To register call: 619-240-6092 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited, register early!
Next Friday, May 16: Watercolor workshop at my studio-gallery in THE GLASHAUS, 1815 Main Street, San Diego 92113.- 10:00 to 1:00 - to register call or email: 619-240-6092 or email@example.com Space is limited, register early!
Monday, May 5, 2014
I will be teaching two new classes starting this week: PASTEL PORTRAIT CLASSES, on Wednesdays, starting Wednesday, May 7th, throughout May and June. Classes will be at my new studio-gallery at THE GLASHAUS, 1815 Main Street, San Diego 92113. Three hour session:
10:00am -1:00pm, for $ 30.- a session, maximum 5 students. All levels.
Also: WATERCOLOR CLASSES, on Fridays, starting Friday May 9th, throughout May and June. Same place, my studio-gallery at THE GLASHAUS, 1815 Main Street, San Diego 92113. Three hour session: 10:00-1:00, for $ 30.- a session, maximum 5 students. All levels.
TO REGISTER, CONTACT MINNIE AT: 619-240-6092, OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 2, 2014
A month ago I read RELATOS ESCOGIDOS ( Selected Stories) by Yolanda Oreamuno, a great Costarrican writer. She has an incredible capacity to observe the human soul. She has "confessed" her faith in Proust, with pleasure and honor. To give yourself to your genius, she says, is to give yourself to death and live it minute by minute. Genius is that place without measure, she claims, where you are absolutely alone, and no words from others, or their smiles, not even their love can help you. It is to live side by side with death every second.