Thursday, September 24, 2015
I painted this small watercolor from a picture I took in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 13th, 2013, from the tv set in my cousin Mirtha's house. As I had visited her in Buenos Aires for a few days, we were waiting to go to the airport, when Jorge Mario Bergoglio was announced as the new Pope. My cousin told me that she saw him regularly at her church. Father Bergoglio would come to help fill bags of food and/or clothing for the poor. He would arrive by metro or bus, not in the car with chauffeur assigned to his office as Cardenal.
Friday, September 18, 2015
This is one of three paintings accepted for exhibition at the San Diego Southwestern Yacht Club, from October 10, 2015 till January 9, 2016. The artist reception will be on Sunday, October 11, from 3:00-5:00 pm. The Southwestern Yacht Club address is: 2702 Queltrough Street, San Diego 92106.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
One of three of my paintings that will be on display at the Southwestern Yacht Club Club-house in San Diego, California, from October 10 to January 9, 2016. This is part of the exhibition with the theme: Urban Sea Life. I researched the topic visiting and sketching at the beautiful Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.
Monday, September 14, 2015
"ANY BRUSH THAT'S 70% OFF". Funny, and a statement of his skill, too. The skill is in his hand, brain, heart, experience, NOT in his brushes!
I enjoy painting small canvases sometimes, they are good for quick "souvenirs" of a moment outdoors. We are so blessed living in Southern California with nearby beaches, and a short drive to the mountains or dessert! Life is good, and if you can paint it, it's even better!!!
Saturday, September 12, 2015
In these very hot days of summer, children take advantage of the water fountain in front of Northgate market, on Cesar Chavez and Main Street, near Downtown San Diego. This is a small acrylic to celebrate this fun activity.
Friday, September 11, 2015
A fun view toward the Zoo, of the Spanish Village area at Balboa Park. These are the artists studios, about 40 studios there, from painting to glass, metal, souvenirs, trinkets, posters, jewelry, etc. A fun place to visit, with colorful pavers, music on weekend afternoons. Enjoy!
Monday, September 7, 2015
The last one, of the series of six Drought Tolerant Fruits I painted for the convention and exhibition at the Jacobs Center in San Diego, California. It was fun and informative to participate in this event. I didn't even know this fruit existed when I started selecting what to paint. I decided to paint them all in a "water-like" background, to emphasize the fact that they are drought resistant, as they were carried water within themselves.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Only one left from my small group of six paintings. There are several more drought tolerant fruits. So.....can you guess which one I painted as the sixth in the series? Guess....and send me a message. The winner will have a reward: a signed copy of my painting. I will publish the sixth painting on Monday September 7. Send me an email with your guess at firstname.lastname@example.org
I WILL BE WAITING!.......
Living in Southern California, it is important to be aware of which plants and fruits to plant in your garden and to eat at your table. This is a naturally dry area, water is a precious commodity, we should be conscientious and favor the drought resistant plants and fruits.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Bears love these fruits. My friends in Claremont, near Los Angeles, who have lots of prickly pear trees in their backyard, report bears coming down the Los Angeles mountains and filling up on them.