Monday, June 30, 2008


Introducing a Day in the Arts!

I want to tell you about a new adventure we're undertaking! Starting in July, we will be publishing a daily on-line news magazine called a Day in the Arts. It will feature classic art as well as the new. We hope to feature articles on various artists, styles, techniques, equipment, shows, and much more.

So why a new publication? As mentioned on the new site:
For many, the art world can be a very intimidating place, filled with musty art museums, high-end art galleries and modern art that they can't seem to grasp the meaning of. For others, it's filled with great masterpieces that inspires the imagination and brings color and joy to their lives.

We want to make the exciting world of art accessible to all. We want you to enjoy the art, the theory, the practice and the history in a way that you never have before. Come join us on our daily journey through the arts. Visit a Day in the Arts today.

PS- we're looking for writers as well as artists to profile. If you're interested, please contact me directly. Many thanks!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The life of a Jellyfish . . .

Another in a series of Jellyfish - similar to my others. I guess this is actually a sea nettle, a type of jellyfish. To learn more about these fascinating creatures, visit here. You can also visit the terrific website of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

I have also been working on a special painting which I will reveal shortly. . .

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Jelly Fish Series

I was able to work on a couple of other small paintings as well. Here is the 2nd and 3rd in my series of Jelly Fish. I don't know the names of them since I used photos taken from an earlier trip to an aquarium. . . didn't think to write down that handy information! These truly are amazing creatures and a joy to behold in person.
4x6, watercolor and Pitt pen, Strathmore watercolor paper.

Jellyfish 1

I love the ocean. So powerful. So beautiful. And so many unique and beautiful creatures. I've been wanting to paint a serious of sea critters and finally put brush to paper and came up with this. A bit too enthusiastic with the salt effect but all in all, I think I am pleased with it.
5x7 watercolor and Pitt pen on Raffine Sketchbook paper.