Wednesday, June 30, 2010

William Land Park

This a drawing of another park in Sacramento called William Land Park done in a combination of black vine charcoal and white charcoal.

'The Stinkin' Rose'

This was another charcoal assignment we had to draw for art class. We were supposed to bring fruit to draw but I was so intrigued by the shape, color and texture of onions and garlic that I had to draw them instead. When I was done it mad me think of the name of a restaurant in San Francisco called the Stinkin' Rose. I've never had the pleasure of going there but everyone who has says the food is great.

This is a charcoal landscape that I did earlier this year of a beautiful place in Sacramento called William B. Pond Park. The light was very unusual that day, it was shaded by the larger trees and the opening between them made the light shine down on this small tree below and made it seem to glow. If not for that little bit of light every day, perhaps this tree would not have survived.


This was my first charcoal still life drawing. I took my first real art class this year and learned to used materials I've never used before. I had an excellent, sensitive, creative art professor named Patricia who taught us how to use and not be afraid of using new mediums and techniques.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"H" Street Pedestrian Tunnel

This is a stippled drawing of a pedestrian tunnel in Sacramento California. It is made up of "thousands" of dots to create the light and shadow areas of the drawing. I love the contrast between the light and shadows here.

Moon Watcher

This painting was inspired by a beautiful costume that I saw at a Native American Pow Wow at American River College in Sacramento. I have a fascination for the moon and a lot of my paintings include the moon.

The Simplicity of Geraniums

This painting is of red geraniums in a white washed wood planter just as the geraniums were going to seed at the end of summer. I loved the 'rusty' colors of the leaves and the orangey colors of the flowers.


This is a Prisma color pencil drawing of an Agave flower garden. It was drawn from a photograph I took in San Juan Batista several years ago.

Sutter Fort, Sacramento Ca., May 2010

I loved painting this building. Sutter Fort in down town Sacramento is a great study of light and shadows. The contrast is so strong in direct sunlight. It is a great subject for a black and white drawing.