Sunday, February 28, 2010

Oil Paintings

This was an oil painting inspierd by the Maverick's surf championship in Northern California. Even though I never get to see it in person, I imagine huge 30 foot waves conquered by courageos surfers who spend their lives following waves like these. I painted it to the likeness of an amazing photograph, but I was not given permission to exhibit this work. Check our Clark Iittle photos on U-Tube or google him to see his amazing wave photos.

My sister took a photo of this water wheel in Massachusetts on our trip to the East. I've always loved it and am working on lightening a bit, but its on its way.

I'm pretty sure this is the final, and when its dry I will frame it. My friend Augie took the original photo at a Southern Cal mission entry and I've already made a fiber art wall hanging. Great shot.

I love the California coast and was wishing I was there today as our weather was spectular! Clear skies until the next rains come tomorrow. The rain is sure taking a toll on my daffodils, they get knocked down, perk up and get knocked down again. I won't complain after the winter endured by East coasters.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Alex Anderson posted some redwork designs online available for our use. Since beautiful embroidery eludes me, I chose to color the images with Caran d'Ache Supracolor pencils and make Valentine cards.

I made an extra and send to each of my friends. Happy Valentine's Day.