EXQUISITE CARDS

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

OLD SKETCHBOOK


Came upon one of my earlier sketchbook from England. I just graduated & the 80's was a busy time for me. I was definitely doing a lot of painting. There was no such thing as social media, which sucks up alot of my time these days. There were alot of deadlines & one is constantly working on the portfolio. Taking a summer off in East Anglia, England was just my way to recharge my creative juice. I had no deadline or art director to deal with. I think that was how I got into the habit of doodling & sketching. The English countryside was so inspiring, filling up my sketchbooks was pretty easy. The area, after all, is what originally inspired John Constable to become a landscape painter.


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