TAPESTRIES OF NATURE – Mixed media. (Japanese brush painting, watercolor background & my handmade mono-prints.) This is part of a body of work, which was created to submit to a local juried art show, which I have been accepted into for 3 years in a row. I am disappointed to say that not one of these pieces was accepted into the show. (The jurors for the show this year are only interested in contemporary/modern art. Oh well.)
The month of March brings coastal fog, which sometimes can roll in so quickly that one second I can see the seals out on the reef rocks offshore & the next second it is all shrouded in fog. The winter rains have made the blooming of red Aloe Vera flowers along the bluffs at the La Jolla Cove even more stunning than usual. It’s a picture-perfect postcard photo op with aqua waves breaking onto the small beach with rugged sandstone bluffs in the background & the red-orange flower spikes in the foreground. Hummingbirds flit among the Aloe Vera flowers & lap up the flower nectar like bees. Continue reading
2016 MONTHLY ART JOURNAL JANUARY- Beautiful La Jolla stole my heart years ago. In January rain storms came ashore bringing rainbows and the red blooms of aloe vera. Walking on Coast Walk among the Torrey Pine trees & then going to see the sea lions is always a wonderful thing to do. Sea lions barking always brings a smile. Low tide exposes drapes of slumped eel grass with a Snowy white egret moving like a slow meditation dance as he pursues fish dinner. After being closed for several years due to lifeguard tower construction, the seawall at Casa Beach opened just in time to get a closeup view of the beginning of the harbor seal pupping season.
This is the first page of my 2016 Monthly Watercolor Art Journal with 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages so each of these paintings is tiny..