First Portraits: stellate trichomes and all

First Portraits: stellate trichomes and all

Picture me peering into a microscope and counting 0.1 mm star-shaped hairs… amazing “stellate trichomes.” And handling fragile dried plants with care. While in residence at the Bishop Museum’s Herbarium Pacificum in Honolulu, HI a few years...
Waning moon

Waning moon

Waning Moon, fresco secco panel  Buy the original at Saatchi online gallery plaster and ink This is about 11 x 14″.  I set out to paint the full moon and instead, with our year 2012 coming to a close, found myself painting a waning moon (also known as a...

Crumbling cliffs in my studio

A detail of my fresco painting of coastal a cliff, Sonoma County CA– in progress. Natural pigments on a fresco secco panel made of burlap and plaster. The striations of color and patterns of erosion, horizontal planes turned to vertical: to a geologist these...