Thursday, September 28, 2006

Love Your Body

Acrylic paint and ink on illustration board. 9 in. by 12. in.

This is my entry for the 2007 Love Your Body Poster contest. I am pleased with the outcome. Wish me luck!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Rocker Ballerina

I did this commission for my best client, so far:)

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Twins Announcement

Print Gocco and Watercolor on cardstock. 4 in. by 5 1/2 in.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Wizard of Oz

Gouache and ink on illustration board. 8.5 in. by 11 in.

I painted this program and flyer for a play that my niece and nephew are going to be in this month.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


No, it's not the topic for Illustration Friday, but it's my excuse for not doing any IF for a while. I didn't realize how much more I could get done while Sofia was in half day preschool . For now, I'm back to full time mom of two. I am working on some knitting and a birth announcement for my sister. Summer fun will be posted here!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Acrylic on illustration board. 9.25 in. by 12 in.

I did this piece a couple years ago in a class. It was for a Los Angeles Times Magazine article about a young kid in South Los Angeles trying to free himself from the gang life.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Portrait of Two Girls Sitting Amongst the Lettuces

Acrylic on canvas board. 10 in. by 14 in.

This is based on a photo I took of my two girls at a farm this spring. I am reposting a new version on Friday 6/9, which I think is better, not perfect, but that's what practice is for, right.

Monday, May 29, 2006


Acrylic on canvas board. 9 in. by 12 in.

5/31 I uploaded a new photo taken with a friend's digital SLR. The color is much better than anything I was able to get. Thanks Rowells!

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Gouache and watercolor on watercolor paper. 5.25 in. by 7.5 in. I'm sorry that I was not more creative with my subject matter on this one. I didn't have time to think about it too much, but I love Carla's take on this one. Anyway, I saw a lot of sorry little people in this week's entries also, so I thought I'd try my own take on a sorry little person. Boy, does she look sorry. I almost feel bad. I have no idea what she did.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Completed Apple

Acrylic on canvas board. 9 in. by 12 in.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Acrylic on canvas board. 10 in. by 10 in. This one is too big for the scanner so I have to settle for this lousy picture.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Acrylic on canvas board. 8 in. by 10 in. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 04, 2006


Paper collage and colored pencil. 5.25 in. by 7.25 in. Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 28, 2006

Progress... Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 27, 2006

No robots here... I'm working on my first commission - in progress. OK, well, my husband is commissioning it and he's not really going to pay me, but what the hey, it's work! He liked my monster painting so much that he decided he wanted something like it for our new kitchen. It's good practice.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Pen on sketchpad. 3.5 in. by 5 in. Just a doodle this week... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 08, 2006


Ink and Caran d'Ache Aquarelles on paper. 4.25 in. by 6.25 in. This started out as just a sketch in pen and ink. I started using the aquarelles to test out my color idea. I was having so much fun that I decided not to paint it afterall and just post this. The little car was a toy I sketched a few years ago (we had purchased it as a gift for child). For some reason I thought of it immediately when I saw this week's topic. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Acrylic. 5 in. by 7 in. What's more spring-like than a Robin's nest? I hope I get to the point some day that I can say, "This is exactly what I had in mind when I started out," or even if it wasn't, "I'm totally satisfied with this". I don't think I'm doing a very good job with my photos of my paintings. Any suggestions? Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 27, 2006


Acrylic on canvas. 9 in. by 12 in. His name is Ordoch. My 3 year old described a monster for me and this is what we came up with. I used a technique using blended fibers I learned a couple years ago in a class. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 17, 2006


This is a compilation of quick sketches from the last few years with little feet. They are pencil or pen and ink on small sketch pad or index cards. Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 10, 2006


Pen and ink with Prismacolor. 2 in. I'm busy this week so you get a drawing of my tattoo, as it looked 15 years ago when it was new (yikes! has it been that long?) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Collage. 6 in. x 8.5 in. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 02, 2006


Paper collage. 5.5 in. x 7.5 in.
I wanted to do something different with the background here to make it more complete but I ran out of time... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Paper Collage. 5.25 in. x 6 in. Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 13, 2006


Sofia 2/10/06 - I've been busy with a birthday and some out of town guests, so I decided to go with a couple simple sketches of my two favorite little people. Posted by Picasa

Maia 4/27/05  Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 06, 2006


Collage with gouache. Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 03, 2006

This one requires some explanation. The other day I was thinking that the only thing glamourous about me these days is my painted toes. So then I did a pen sketch of my foot. That night I had a dream about this great painting I did of my foot. And when I woke up I was thinking how hard it is to find time to paint, especially with acrylics, in between naps, etc. So I took it sort of as a personal challenge to paint the foot from the dream. Here it is, painted during a 40 minute nap (Maia's, not mine!). And yes, this is pretty much what it looked like in the dream, only it was fantastic!
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Thursday, January 26, 2006


I'm still having fun with this cut paper thing. It all started with the "Well Woman" picture, which was a gift for my sister. I'd like to explore this some more, try to work on compositions, and build a body of work. Thanks for the comments! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

E is for ... Edelweiss

Collage. Can you guess what movie we saw this week? Posted by Picasa