I drew an ocean-themed picture I just loved that Dennis's daughter Trista took in Hawaii. I love Spanish, so titled it "Tortuga."
I wanted the turtle to look like it was coming out of the page. This started a technique I am still using often, where the subject escapes its borders
My next piece is "Pelicano" drawn from a great picture my sister Barb took. It was on the wall at a show called H20 at Sebastopol Center for the Arts in July of 2010. No one bought it, but there I was again, this time at a juried show where no one knew me, on a wall, like real art.
I drew two other pieces for this show, but they were not accepted.
Leones del Mar
I will have these two pieces in the upcoming Art of a Community show, January-February 2011 at Arts Benicia. I still really love them. I wanna be where that wave is! The bubbles are Trista's again. The palm trees are from a photo I took on the big island in Hawaii, and my sister inspired the sea lion section.
This past year, I also had two pieces in the "Bees at the Bee" show in Sacramento.
Then this fall, in November and December, I had a couple of pieces in my second juried show, "small works", at Arts Benicia.
El Buho Con Ojos de Color
El Gato en la Ciudad
The cat came from a photo my cousin Jocelyn took when on a trip to Greece. Thanks, Jocelyn!