Tag Archives: flower

Experiments with Flowers

Flowers aren’t like most still life subjects: they’re alive. Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Sketches, experiments, flowers, studies | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Nola’s Iris Garden

At Nola’s Iris Garden, surrounded by over 2500 varieties of iris. Continue reading

Posted in california, Close to home, flowers, san jose, Silicon Valley, studies | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Matilija Poppies

Giant poppies Continue reading

Posted in california, Close to home, Everyday Sketches, flowers, studies | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


A bouquet of flowers, to make the work-week speed by… Flowers are a lot of fun to paint and gorgeous in themselves. But they’re also a super-forgiving subject, so I find them perfect for trying new techniques and painting freely. … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, Workshop | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Art Box San Jose. A Public Art project

When I first saw beautiful artwork popping up on utility boxes all over the city of San Jose, I knew I wanted to paint a box myself . So I got in touch with Cherri of ArtBox San Jose, and … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, california, Close to home | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A strange pairing: sketches from a garden and a salon

It helps when a weekend’s sketches hold together thematically. These don’t. Two from the salon, sketched while my daughter had her haircut. One from Filoli Gardens in Woodside. Lady getting her nails done. What I enjoyed most about this scene … Continue reading

Posted in california, Silicon Valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments


Never looked closely at airline safety instructions until K got totally fascinated with them. Love how the people look all zen and other-worldly as they don their floatation devices and hang around in the ocean. The kids love a beach- … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Almaden Farmer's Market

Drawing at the farmer’s market is lots of fun- and very challenging.. Everyone moves so fast- I draw a squiggle,look back up- and everything has changed!

Posted in Close to home | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

More sunflowers

These are drawn in black marker and colored in with Kavya’s Crayola “Pipsqueak”  markers. I like that the back of the heads is as interesting to draw as the fronts.   Here’s a closeup:

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment


Drawing sunflowers reminds me of an awful art “exam” I took as a kid- called “elementary exam”. I like sunflowers, though, there’s nothing wishy-washy about them. This one is Van Gogh-inspired. Van Gogh’s forgotten sunflowers, a week after he painted … Continue reading

Posted in Doodles, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment