Sunday, February 25, 2007

Two days of nametag wearing

These are the trailers on the lot at Prospect Studios and as I was passing by them and without dropping names, let me just say that the most handsome, "dreamiest" man on tv right now said to me, "Just another beautiful day in Paradise". And it was - even though the weather says partly cloudy.
My next name tag is from the Animation "Chocolate Oscars" party the night before the Oscars where all the animation nominees get together for dinner. (I am not a nominee but I would love to work on someone's film as you can see by the small type on my nametag). This is a pic of Producer, Lise Fearnley, of "The Danish Poet". I'll post more pictures later. Good luck to all the talented artists tonight.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Two weather sketchbook entries. Magnolia from M.'s tree. Ink and watercolor. I have a wonderful Pentel ink/brush pen from Japan that was given to me by a person living in London. I haven't seen one like it in the states. He gave me plenty of refills for it, so I hope it lasts for a while. The "car splashing water" image is from a new series of watercolors I hope to do of cars splashing water. This image is based on an image from the newspaper which is how my firefighter series started. firefighter. And click here too. I'll be posting some of my older "newspaper image series" that I did a couple of years ago. The newspaper is great inspiration for me. I have always liked ink and newsprint.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Descanso Garden

A flowering cherry tree at Descanso Garden in La Canada Flintridge. This place is beautiful in February. Watercolor on Strathmore Plate Bristol. 30x22". I love this paper because the watercolor just sits on top of the surface.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Pulling Dandelions

The latest entry of my weather sketchbook. Stabilo in 5x5" Hand Book Journal. Below is a quick watercolor of the same dying dandelion in my hand made sketchbook of 90 lb. Arches HP. I pulled a bucket of dandelions today, listening to a mourning dove which is exactly what I had to do as a teenager for a chore and/or punishment which seemed like a huge ordeal then, but actual therapy now.

Isabel Bishop

"Head" c.1938. Pencil, ink, and oil 15 x 11 " One of my favorite artists, Isabel Bishop. I highly recommend looking at her work. There's a great book by Helen Yglesias that I found at my favorite used book store.

Monday, February 12, 2007

mid february

This is all food for some reason, going into the weather sketchbook. All food from a recent pasta dish that my sister made. Stabilo and watercolor in 5x5" Hand Book Journal.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Girl on Sixteenth Birthday

Ritmo charcoal on Strathmore paper. Image: 15x9". Girl is wearing some sort of feathery tiara.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Early February weather sketchbook

Summer in socal. All I have time for is a couple of small sketches. Although I hope to have some studio time soon. On another note, I want to thank Katherine of Making a Mark for some blogging how-to advice. I soon hope to have some category listing on the Right side of this blog. Having time to get organized would be great.

Friday, February 02, 2007

New month

stabillo and watercolor and Los Angeles Times in Hand Book Journal (arches 90lb. hot press paper glued in R side to compensate for thin paper).