Solar eclipse

Solar eclipse

Solar eclipse playing out on our wall today– The recommended way to safely view an eclipse is through a pinhole, casting the sun’s shape on another surface. But countless suns were cast on our wall, by light passing through the leaves of trees (near and...
In the studio: Anemone

In the studio: Anemone

I used mixed media for this close-up (4″ x 4″): semi-transparent washes of acrylic paint, with colored pencil and graphite. I like both drawing and painting, and the surface of an acrylic wash holds the colored pencil nicely. This anemone is either a...

In the studio: natural pigment fresco

Working on a new fresco panel, I thought of posting snapshots of the work as it progresses. Yesterday I transferred¬†a drawing of “Sita”, a seated female figure, onto a small panel with a smooth calcium carbonate ground. I outlined it in ochre and red...
making “Giant Pacific Octopus”

making “Giant Pacific Octopus”

The other day I was asked about my process for “Giant Pacific Octopus,” a printed digital painting hanging in an exhibit. It has been in several shows over the past few years (Illustrating Nature, Santa Cruz; “A Closer Look at Wild Things,”...