|Gold Line – Little Tokyo 8×8 Watercolor & Pastel on paper|
I am fortunate enough to have an abundance of very considerate and generous family & friends. It’s overwhelming at times, and makes me feel a little squirmish about the sweetness of my life, like I’ve somehow gotten more than my share. I inadvertently ate all the cookies and there’s not enough left for others at the party. My family and friends send me images to paint – all the time. They might be walking along a street in New York, or Phoenix, or San Luis Obispo, or Los Angeles, and for some reason that humbles & baffles me – coming upon a scene that looks groovy makes them suppose I might like to paint it. I get texts with images, emails with attachments, links to photo folders, disks in the mail, and postal envelopes with photos enclosed. And I use them all the time – from this gaggle of lovely people who somehow thought of my art-making when they spotted a nice bit of color & shadow, or an angled street scene, or light curling around a sleeping cat. How lucky can a girl get? It’s pretty stinkin’ cool, and I sit here counting my blessings every time I look in my photo reference files, because they are filled with images snapped and shared by the sweet people in my life.
|Artists’ Reception July 29th from 4-6pm.
Won’t you be our guests, and come have a glass of wine with us?