Working on drawings can be so fun when I am just in the beginning stages. I’m playing with layouts and orientation, just experimenting. I do most of this on tracing paper and below you can see the seams of the sheets as I use multiple sheets to accommodate a large drawing.
These are grey pine and blue oak, two species native to the arid foothills of California.
This Sunday, December 6 from 2:30 to 4 PM, there will be an opening reception for the Jewels of Nature show at Tilden Park in Berkeley. Several members of the California chapter of the GNSI will be showing recent works. Please stop by! I have three pieces in this show, including a California sister butterfly and a desert moth with its host plant.
The Miniatures show at the Monterey Museum of Art is open now through January. If you’d like to support the museum, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so! I submitted a small version of the pigeon featured in my series Birds We Love To Hate.
While working on the sketches and research for my large life cycle of the White-lined Sphinx Moth piece, I am keeping myself busy with more butterfly drawings. Here’s the latest progress on a Common Buckeye, done in colored pencil on Duralene.
I just finished my first Open Studios here in Santa Cruz. Wow, what a fantastic experience! The staff at the Arts Council were so supportive and encouraging. The other participating artists were so positive and helpful. And everyone who visited my studio was wonderful!
Here are some of the projects I worked on while folks came to visit during Open Studios:
I still have work in the Miniatures show at the Monterey Museum of Art. That show runs through January and is a fundraiser for the museum. If you want to support local arts organizations here on the Central Coast and have an opportunity to own one of my bird drawings, this is a great opportunity to do so!
I’ll also be putting up work at the Tilden Park Environmental Education Center next month for the annual Jewels of Nature exhibit.