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Micron Pen & Watercolor: Cypress at L’Arcade (& frustrations at art workshops)

A few weeks ago, I worked as crew with WorkshopsinFrance.com, during a fantastic Carol Marine workshop at a chateau in Provence. I used ink & watercolor on the cypress trees and hedges above, feeling appreciation & breathing in the French air on the lawn where we stayed.  The workshop had all the magical scenery (queue […]


Pen and Ink Watercolor: Lean In Three (new demo video)

Productive in the Studio Happy September to you! Fall Art Festivals will start for me this weekend (If you’re in Thousand Oaks, CA, be sure to visit the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival and say hello!), and there are no less than five projects underway in my studio. It’s a race to the finish line to […]


Pen & Ink: Afternoon Snack (& a video of the process)

What is a Still Life? From Wikipedia: A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on). With origins in the Middle […]


Pen & Ink: Over-due Library Books (and making plans for 2015)

Over-due Library Books 3.5×4.5 Pen & Ink Available in my Etsy Shop In between December’s packed little calendar squares, swollen round with shopping, menu plans, decorating, greeting card distribution, holiday parties and travel, I toss a pillow into the corner of the month somewhere, to sit and think about my art plans for 2015.  It […]


Pen & Watercolor: Self Portrait

Self Portrait – Pen and Watercolor on Arches paper Do You Draw your own Face? My son saw me working on this self portrait yesterday and asked me how many I’ve done over the years. I think, like most artists, the answer is too many to count.  I’m a cheap model (read: free) and my […]