ELIZA, pastel portrait, 20x16 in. (50x40cm), available at The Glashaus Studio and Gallery, San Diego, California. Contact me for purchase.
By Fredrick Blackman. My pen sketch based on the cover of the book.
Extraordinary book by Jensen, Peppard and Tháng, based on years of study and research of this modern Vietnamese phenomenon.
PAPA LO SABE TODO, pastel portrait, 20x16in. Riding on a bus in Costa Rica, I saw this father and child through the window, in the bus next to me. I was inspired by the look of trust and love in both of them. I tried to convey those feelings in my portrait. "Papa lo Sabe Todo " means : Father Knows Best, or Father Knows Everything. The world is safe for me.
ELATION, left, and SALOME's DREAM, right, both 36x36 in., at LA JOLLA COMMUNITY CENTER, Las Patronas Room, part of my show during February and March. Come to the reception Friday, February 10th, 6 to 8 pm. Wine and appetizers will be served. See you there!!!!
PAIN, Watercolor, 7x10 in., juried into the San Diego Watercolor Society February exhibition. Reception tomorrow Friday, February 3rd, at the SDWS gallery in Liberty Station, San Diego, California, 5-8 pm. See you there!
FLOR DE UN DÍA, Watercolor and acrylic, 22x15 in. The title reflects the lyrics of a famous Argentine tango. This painting is one of a series of tango dancing paintings I did after the pain and shock of the death of several family members in a car accident in Argentina. At the beginning I was in such pain I couldn't paint anything, then slowly I felt I had to paint something representing my country of birth.
FLOR DE UN DÍA has been juried into the San Diego Watercolor Society February show. I'm honored! Thank you , juror Keiko Tanabe!
I've decided to post PORTRAITS for a while. I'll post one a day. This is a portrait of my grandson Sebastian, when he was going through his gender transition. This an acrylic on canvas painting, 36x36 in. At this moment it is hanging at the San Diego Watercolor Society till Saturday January 28, when it will go La Jolla Community Center for two months.
Coloring is good for your health! Drawing, coloring and painting puts you into a flow-like state. It helps you focus, relax, probably lower your blood pressure. According to a study in the journal "Neurology" as cited in the AARP magazine, people who engage in arts and crafts have a LOWER RISK of developing thinking and memory problems!
This small acrylic painting on canvas has been juried into the SMALL IMAGE SHOW at Gallery 21, Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
Visiting Cannery Row, in Monterey, California, I enjoyed some quick sketching around town. This is a small ink sketch in my notebook.
I painted this watercolor a few years ago, inspired by rooftops and hanging laundry in Lisbon, Portugal. I have "a thing" for rooftops and hanging laundry. Love them! I guess it reminds me of when I was a little girl in Mendoza and Córdoba, in Argentina. There is no nicer smell than the clothes from the line hanging in the sun, is there?
Day 4 of the Challenge. I did not paint this today, it took me a couple of weeks. It is the first time I share this painting in my blog. Enjoy! It is one of the 36x36" paintings for my solo show TRANSITIONS, taking place in February at The Glashaus Main Space Gallery, in San Diego, California.
Spending time in the town of June Lake, in northern California, I visited the enchanting thrift shop and the library. The librarian, a lovely lady called Vanisia, was very friendly and welcoming. We talked about watercoloring, sketching, and how you comcentrate and pay so much more attention to details when you have to draw something, than when you are just looking.
A real treat, to start the year like this, snowing in June Lake, California. Happy New Year!
Birds come over to the bird feeders in the morning, squirrels and even bears!!!!
About 200 miles north of Los Angeles, on US Route 395, is this Memorial to the Japanese people held prisoners of war here between 1942 and 1945. Men, women, children, old people, even parents of soldiers fighting FOR THE US abroad. How these families managed not only to survive, but to overcome, to make do with what they had, TO MAKE ART! The visitor center is amazing, I was impressed with the stories, the memorabilia, the books, films, photographs.