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!