Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

It has been almost 10 years since my father has passed away and as time goes by I keep missing him more and more.As you can see in the photo, we admired each other from day one.
I attribute my being an artist to my father and mother equally. My father taught me the love of finding and seeing beauty through the camera lens while from my mother I have absorbed the sense of color, pattern and design.
I feel blessed for having them both in my life, even though my father is with me only in spirit.
Happy Father's day to you.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Color in my art

Michelle Ward is asking if we, the artists, notice a change in the colors of our art when the seasons change.
 The only difference I notice is in the amount of art that I create. My artwork is always very colorful, and my palette is always bright. The longer days of summer allow me to create more than what I do during the winter months. I prefer working in natural light so I produce much less during that dark time..  But I "flourish" when spring comes, and no matter what the season, I always use my happy colors.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Is it June in sunny California?

What an unusual wintery day in June! Serious rain and gray skies. Here is a look through my window. You can see the corner of my studio in the back of my yard. On the other hand, my work table is happy and colorful.