A botanical art show is well around the corner and I needed to design a piece to submit for it. My mom gave me a gift of a beautiful purple orchid for our new apartment the week after we got married. The orchid is a rare, striking purple and blue. I decided to use it
This koi pond watercolor painting was inspired by a walk through the Newport Beach Fashion Island mall. They have a beautiful koi pond there and often my mom likes to stop and admire the brightly colored fish. I also enjoy observing the light and movement in water. There is an artist who is very talented
Most of my art is inspired by literature. I named this piece Celestina after the Latin American novel I read in a graduate level seminar while studying for my Master in English. It was the first European novel and appeared in 1499. It addressed themes of femininity and courtly love during the period. We looked
This week I decided to pick clouds for my painting subject. I think it’s appropriate due to the time change and the month of March. We are entering spring and with the change of the season I think there is a general shift in inspiration for most artists.
This past month has been an extreme challenge for me. I decided to openly blog about the experiences I have had in the last four weeks because I think others can understand and appreciate it. Two weeks ago I had to take my grandmother to the hospital and she is now recovering in a therapy