Friday, November 9, 2018



This is my entry for the American Watercolor Society for 2019.  I just entered the painting yesterday, so it was in my mind in sharp detail.  Today after Synagogue Services in remembrance of the Tree of Life Victims in Pittsburg I was sitting at a table having lunch and was introduced to a couple directly across from me.  Her head was turned in this exact position with red hair, green eyes, pert nose, and eye structure, she was the woman in the painting come to life!  The photo reference for the painting was taken in Paris almost 15 years ago so it must be her doppelganger.  I would have loved to take a photo of my new friend but it isn't allowed in the Synagogue on the Sabbath.  Next time we meet I will definitely snap a photo.

The American Watercolor Society international competition is the only one I am aware of that doesn't require the entry to be painted within the last few years.   Since they don't accept any mixed media in the entries, I am grateful to be able to reach back in time.  So much of my current work has collaged material embedded.   If you are thinking of entering, don't waste time, the deadline is fast approaching on Sunday, November 18th!

Friday, November 2, 2018


It has been a long time since I have posted on my blog.  Several of my internet friends have written me lovely notes expressing they have missed my sharing.  Thank you for your interest in my activities and continued support.  I am happy to report that it is my intention to post once a week on a regular basis from now on.  I am reading a fabulous book called Atomic Habits and have figured out a system to support my good intentions.   

I have been trying to organize my studio for an Open Studios weekend coming up in a few weeks.  I have included a poster of the event for those of you in the area who might be interested in stopping by.  Not only are there 30 artists working studios to visit but there are 5 major shows on display in the Museum as well.  George Rivera, the former curator of the Trident Museum in Santa Clara has a particularly exceptional exhibition in one of the main gallery rooms.  If you stop by my studio during the weekend and mention this blog, I will have a gift of a drawing for you.  Hope to see you then.

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