EXQUISITE CARDS

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MENDOCINO, CA

After a week of cruising along dynamic seascapes, along the Pacific Ocean …I'm settling down in my studio to finish a painting that came from a spontaneous plein-air composition, with help from my Mendocino reference.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

BLUE PINK RANANCULUS

Beauty in the simple & ordinary

on my desk
 … Taking a small Rananculus

experimenting with colors

layer: LOVE YOU
layer: flower fairy
and different layers on Photoshop.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FLOWERS OF CHINESE NEW YEAR

TREE PEONY

Certain fruits & flowers convey a rich & symbolic message for CHINESE NEW YEAR. Peony is called the flower of riches & honor by the chinese. A symbol of beauty as well as of love & affection.                                                                               Cherry blossoms symbolize growth, prosperity, long life & romance.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SYMPATHY DESIGN

carnation sketch

I can never predict what will set off a design idea. This sympathy card started with the word solace, something I heard over the radio. The word stayed with me for a day. I didn't have to flip thru too many sketchbooks. This sketch of a dying carnation from last week seems to be perfect for a sympathy card.


SOLACE, my new sympathy greeting
I border this drawing with something blue, that came from an exercise with watercolor.