Monday, July 18, 2016

Anniversary Celebration

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, watercolor on Arches paper. I painted part of this watercolor a few years ago, and left it, stored it, put it aside, not sure if I liked it. Cleaning up my "old paintings" shelves a few days ago, I found it and "messed up with it" again. I added, subtracted, and ended up with this "Anniversary Celebration". If you like it, it is available for purchase. Send me an email :

Monday, July 11, 2016

Horton Plaza, Sunday morning sketch, watercolor

HORTON PLAZA, Downtown San Diego, California, Sunday morning sketch, 6x8 in. Photo taken on the bricks of the plaza.

It's so much fun to sketch with the Urban Sketchers group. This is a dedicated, serious group of artists. After two hours of quietly sketching, We take pictures of our work and ourselves. We all learn from each other.
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." -- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Gondola I, watercolor on Italian paper

GONDOLA I, 4x6 in. (10x15 cm.) watercolor on Italian paper, painted on location in Venice a couple of years ago. I love to paint small watercolors wherever I am, wherever I go. It is fun and challenging. Try it! Go out there and do it!

Like Elizabeth Gilbert says in EAT, PRAY, LOVE: "You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be!"

Sunday, March 6, 2016

ROPA TENDIDA, watercolor on Yupo

ROPA TENDIDA, watercolor on Yupo, 20x26 in (51x66 cm.) found a new home yesterday, in La Jolla, California. It was bought at the Juried March Exhibition of the San Diego Watercolor Society.

I painted this watercolor a few years ago, inspired by rooftops and hanging laundry in Lisbon, Portugal. I have "a thing" for rooftops and hanging laundry. Love them! I guess it reminds me of when I was a little girl in Mendoza and Córdoba, in Argentina. There is no nicer smell than the clothes from the line hanging in the sun, is there?

Saturday, January 16, 2016

INTROSPECTION, acrylic on canvas, 36x36"

INTROSPECTION, 36x36" acrylic on canvas.
Day 4 of the Challenge. I did not paint this today, it took me a couple of weeks. It is the first time I share this painting in my blog. Enjoy! It is one of the 36x36" paintings for my solo show TRANSITIONS, taking place in February at The Glashaus Main Space Gallery, in San Diego, California.

Friday, January 15, 2016

THE GRAND CANYON, watercolor

THE GRAND CANYON, watercolor on Arches paper, 22x15", will be in exhibition at the Ahmed Shawky Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, in March 2016.

Presented on my DAY 3 of the Painter's Challenge! Today I nominate Peni Rubin to the five paintings -five days challenge.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

JUNE LAKE LIBRARY, ink and watercolor sketch

JUNE LAKE LIBRARY, ink and watercolor sketch in my sketchbook.
Spending time in the town of June Lake, in northern California, I visited the enchanting thrift shop and the library. The librarian, a lovely lady called Vanisia, was very friendly and welcoming. We talked about watercoloring, sketching, and how you comcentrate and pay so much more attention to details when you have to draw something, than when you are just looking.


BIRDWATCHING FROM JEAN'S WINDOW, ink and watercolor in my sketchbook. "oh, baby, it's cold outside!" While in here we are warm, reading, sketching, and enjoying the variety of birds that come to the birdfeeders just outside the living room window in Jean's house.

A real treat, to start the year like this, snowing in June Lake, California. Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1, 2016

JUNE LAKE, JEAN'S WINDOW VIEW, ink and watercolor

JUNE LAKE, JEAN'S WINDOW VIEW , pen and watercolor sketch in my sketchbook. I woke up the first morning, to THIS! Beautiful snow, we have up to 0 degrees Farenheit, wich is about minus 18 degrees Celsius! Cold, sunny and beautiful!

Birds come over to the bird feeders in the morning, squirrels and even bears!!!!

VISIT TO MANZANAR, ink and watercolor on sketchbook

VISIT TO MANZANAR, ink and watercolor on sketchbook, 6x6"
About  200 miles north of Los Angeles, on US Route 395, is this Memorial to the Japanese people held prisoners of war here between 1942 and 1945. Men, women, children, old people, even parents of soldiers fighting FOR THE US abroad. How these families managed not only to survive, but to overcome, to make do with what they had, TO MAKE ART! The visitor center is amazing, I was impressed with the stories, the memorabilia, the books, films, photographs.

MATTHEW DRIVING, watercolor and ink

MATTHEW DRIVING, ink and watercolor in my sketchbook.
My grandson  Matthew, driving part/most of the way from San Diego to June Lake, on December 29th. He had also brought podcast to listen: lectures of History by Dan Carlin. It was a pleasure for me at several levels: Matthew was driving, which freed me to do what I like: sketch and paint and read. Second: my grandson makes me proud by enjoying so much History lectures. 

My last few entries for 2015 in my sketchbook, are coming up! Stay tuned!