CALLIGRAPHIC DESIGNS OF CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICANS are created from my own photographs taken in San Diego. I enlarged the photos and used a light box to lightly trace the pelican’s rough details and then filled in the pelican with calligraphic “gestures”. These photos were taken on my art studio table.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA HAS SEAHORSES! (There are also seahorses in Mission Bay.) I’ve been painting seahorses for the last few weeks preparing for an art show juried competition as well as for teaching a brush painting class on seahorses. One of the projects I’ve completed is a 26 page accordion book of my A-B-Seas (c)2016 Seahorse alphabet. Today I’ve been working on seahorse bookmarks, which are over sized to fit into art books! Fun, fun, fun. Even the La Jolla lifeguards have drawn a seahorse on their daily ocean tide report!