EXQUISITE CARDS

Monday, June 29, 2015

SUMMER SOUVENIR

Calm elegance, light infused landscape, combination of easy biking, historic houses, cottage garden, endless beaches, shops & restaurants keep me coming back to NANTUCKET, MA

Monday, June 22, 2015

HAND PAINTED SCRIPT

Despite the many tools on photoshop
 ,nothing beats the look of something that's hand drawn. After initial doodling, I'm cutting & pasting various size zerox to see how it all fits together. Many layouts were toss out, before I apply colors to this script. The last step to my new design is created on photoshop. I layer the hand painted script on top of my rose illustration.


rose sketch from last week

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ROSES & BUTTERFLY


edits with butterfly
Getting a lot of mileage from a bouquet of roses.  Started with a pastel sketch & experimenting with color & texture. After I scan the painting, more experimenting on photoshop. I zoom in on the pink & green bouquet & layer on the butterfly…this now looks like a greeting card.
from my garden


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FROM MY GARDEN

My early roses lasted a week in the vase. Thought I do a quick study before I toss them out. This black & white drawing may be suitable as a sympathy card?

bouquet & book cover

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