Month: January 2017

  • Patrizia – cugina bravissima

    When I was young, my grandfather gave me an address so I could write to my cousins in Italy. One cousin, Patrizia, wrote back to me in English! She invited us to her home in Rome. We took her up on this offer, my mother and I traveled to her great city, and for a […]

  • Enza in a sunbeam

    Enza is one of those cats that commands the room. She is quiet, confident and smart. She is also particularly fond of sunbeams in the winter. Look out, she will steal your heart. She is also a shameless beggar. I used a “bull’s eye” technique on the background of this painting. It really caught the […]

  • Happy New Year!

    For the 28th day of our drawing a day challenge, we were told to do roosters! Ruthie, our instructor at Seattle Art League has given us a brilliant set of challenges this month. Happy New Year to you!

  • Arizona wild life – stop here

    In 2009, while Donald rode his bike 120 miles including a 30 mile mountain climb, I went to the Saguaro national park in Tucson, Arizona and plein aire painted this little scene. A very ubiquitous plant here is the prickly pear, and in this painting it is joined by some Saguaros and a Cactus Wren. […]

  • Day 18 – a political poster

    I’ve never been glib. I am not good at thinking up witty responses (in time for them to have any effect), nor am I good at slogans. For that reason, I never considered going into advertising with my art. What I can do is portray emotions, and paint them. So this is how I imagine […]