Interiors in Art

Do you go to art exhibits? Various¬†sorts, like museum shows, regional competitions, art festivals, demos and gallery openings? I love attending all flavors of art exhibits, because it re-sets my measuring ruler¬†on my own work. You can absolutely see a lot of art on social media, and I’m confetti & cheering¬†grateful for the opportunity to …

Watercolor: Drinks at the Reception (& why you should attend Art Exhibits) Read More »

Do you use yellow ochre in your watercolors? Is your pigment categorized on the Color Index as PY43 (natural pigment yellow iron oxide) or PY42 (synthetic yellow iron oxide)? Yellow Ochre pigment is the oldest paint on the planet. It was used in prehistoric times, and it’s still used today to create warm, organic golds, …

Watercolor: Glendale (and a video about Yellow Ochre pigments) Read More »

This week, in my sort-of organized new studio, I rang the starting bell. I’m beginning a new series with this little watercolor gazing technique study of late afternoon sunlight streaking over dishes in my sink. Scout, my trusty studio assistant, is perched on the sill, surveying his new ‘hood’ for edible birds, swanky felines and …

Watercolor Glazing in a Painting of a Kitchen Read More »

This watercolor was inspired by the same little carriage house as the last post. I lived there for just two years. It was a life-changing passage – not because of the place – but events just before and during that time re-directed my life-map towards a path I resisted, but needed to ramble on. I …

Watercolor interior: Breakfast Nook Read More »

Adding Colored Pencil to a Dark Field Monotype An open open door, leading to an open window, with a vase of flowers on the sill. This dark field monotype was inspired by a back-lit, hazy, afternoon in a vintage bungalow bathroom in Los Angeles. A long time ago, I lived¬†in a crooked, second story carriage …

Dark Field Monotype of an Interior with Colored Pencil Added Read More »

Hi everyone, My move is almost finished; I gave the last tower¬†of freshly unpacked & collapsed boxes away on Craigslist yesterday, and I can see the floor in my studio. I still¬†need to tidy up a bit, and then I’ll shoot a video, as requested, to introduce you to this new studio,¬†and compare it to …

Watercolor of an artist studio: In the Studio Read More »

I’m back from¬†the San Diego¬†Artwalk (see photos below), and it¬†was delightful. Now, this¬†weekend, May 2 & 3, I‚Äôll be at the Sierra Madre Art Fair¬†in booth #5¬†at Memorial Park behind City Hall¬†(222 West Sierra Madre Blvd). If you live in or near Los Angeles, swing by the Art Fair for some fine art, live music¬†and …

Watercolor of an interior bedroom: Warm Sheets Read More »

Spring Inspiration in the Studio I see¬†Spring coming¬†in the translucent, slightly longer daylight outside. We’ve had such a mild winter, I shouldn’t long¬†for warmer weather, but I sure love the lilac leaf buds and rose¬†limbs¬†sprouting from naked¬†branches in our garden. Spring is associated with cleaning, and renewal and the dispersion and sowing of new things. …

Watercolor: Reading Room (an interior with books and a sleeping dog) Read More »

Cabin Getaway 8×3.5 Watercolor & ¬†Colored Pencil   Family History as Inspiration There’s a small, barely map-worthy lake in the Connecticut town I grew up in. ¬†I didn’t spend time there as a kid, but later, after moving to California and exploring my family’s history & genealogy, ¬†I discovered photos of sailing and family gatherings …

Mixed Media (watercolor & colored pencil): Cabin Getaway Read More »

Sun Beam Tracker 8.25×7.75 Watercolor I’ll be at the Thousand Oaks Art Festival this Saturday & Sunday, from 10-5:00pm in booth #32. This is the first time I’ve exhibited at this show, located on the lawn in front of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes. Grab a friend, stroll the art, and …

Watercolor: Sun Beam Tracker (watercolor of a cat) Read More »

Collagraphs are Fun The plate for this collagraph (see process shots below) was made from mat board and construction paper – and it was printed in a small edition of 5, intaglio style. If you’d like to see a tutorial video on making one of these collagraphs, visit my youtube channel. Lots of Options This …

Collagraph: Artist’s Model Read More »

Orange Chair 10×21 Watercolor SoldThis is an older watercolor (and as such, I see *all* the things I’d do differently now, so that means I’m growing, right?)  The subject originally was less about the empty chair, and more of a nod towards the little parade of antique shoes on the sill behind it. My paternal …

Watercolor Interior Scene: Orange Chair Read More »

Morocco 6.8 x 4.7 Collagraph with Watercolor SoldAvailable in my Etsy Shop.Another matboard and paper collagraph, using the same methods as in previous pieces here, and here.  The reference photo was snapped in a suburb of Los Angeles – at the Brand Library in Glendale. The beautiful, Moroccan architecture of the building stands out against the oak …

Collagraph: Morocco Read More »

Dog Bed Squatter 9×7 Watercolor on paperSold  When I get in a bit of a rut, or feel like I can’t reign my focus in to finish paintings that are oh-so-close-but-now-what, I take a break & work on something simpler, but still productive, or something that adds to my arsenal of artists’ tools.  Color charts …

Watercolor: Dog Bed Squatter Read More »

Reflections & Shadows 13.25 x 7.25 Watercolor on Plate Finish Bristol paper This painting is available in my Etsy Shop. ¬†Sold What Inspires? I started this watercolor at my friend JMC’s house during an art-day last week, and finished it in the studio yesterday. The reference photo was taken in the 80’s, and I’ve been …

Watercolor: Reflections & Shadows Read More »

Study for Den 8 x 6 Watercolor on Strathmore 300 Bristol Available in a Fund Raising Auction to help the people of Japan at the Daily Paintworks Challenge here. Sold I am very fortunate to belong to a collective of artists who are all incredibly accomplished painters: Daily Paintworks. Take a look at the web …

Watercolor of Interiors – Sunlit Rooms Read More »

Aperture 11 x 14 Watercolor (dry brush) on Arches Hot Press paperSoldI got totally absorbed in the cross hatching and dry brush of this painting and it was a lovely escape this past week. The image was photographed in Rome a few years ago during our best family vacation *ever*. My son was sleeping in …

Watercolor Interior with Sleeping Figure: Aperture Read More »

Moonlight Cruise 10 x 14 Watercolor on paperSold Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

7 x 9.25 Watercolor on paper Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog