Sunday, July 25, 2010

I have fallen in love with barns. I want to draw lots of them. The shapes, the aged wood, the surrounding landscape. The challenge is great for any artist and I will look for more opportunities to to draw them.

Homeless in Sacramento

This woman was my inspiration this week. Please know that the homeless are there. Don't treat them as if they are invisible and remember that the causes of homelessness are not a choice and that we are all just a few steps from being there too.


This week I've been working with tinted charcoal and dry pastel pencil. I did this same stilllife a few weeks ago in colored ink/watercolor and wanted to try it in pastel pencil.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Homeless in Sacramento

Still able to smile.
We walk past them every day trying to pretend that they are not there or that we do not see them. Those MEN and WOMEN holding signs asking us to acknowledge them for one brief second and to recognize that not everyone's lives are as fortunate

Homeless in Sacramento

We can't forget that there are mothers and children out there too.
Can we even imagine how we would handle our lives if we were homeless. What kind of homeless person would we be? How would we live if we had nothing to live on? How close are we to becoming a homeless Man or Woman? A job? A paycheck? An illness? A divorce? A foreclosure?

Monday, July 12, 2010

This is the Point Reyes Lighthouse. The afternoon light changed the colors to warm, coppery hues. The ocean became a beautiful teal blue green.

Ocean Side Shed

This is a painting of a little shed near the Point Reyes Lighthouse. The water was so blue and the roof of the shed was a bright red so the contrast in color was just beautiful.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Homeless in Sacramento

This painting was inspired by a man I saw standing on a corner holding this sign. We need to remember that some of us are still out there struggling and becoming homeless is a reality for so many.