Saturday, May 18, 2013


I found these beautiful tubers in an ethnic supermarket the other day. They were labeled as "Japanese Yams". Despite the outer redish color they were white on the inside. Very different from the standard American sweet potato and very fun to paint the different shades of red....

Monday, May 13, 2013

In the Forest

                                                                            Day 1

Day 2

Here a view of a 18 inches x 14 inches oil painting I was able to complete in two sessions on location. Fortunately the weather conditions were similar both days. Day 1: putting in the major shapes and Day 2: focusing on the sunlight coming through the tree canopy.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Near the Horse Trails

It is never boring near the horse rides in the park. Here, I was interested in depicting waiting horses in different positions. The younger one on the left seemed more nervous and kept on wrapping itself with a leash. The calmer and older horses are allowed to walk freely within the fenced-in area under the oak trees. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013


This cutie used to be my youngest son's favorite, always watching over him when it was time to go to sleep. Recently, I have seen more and more of his stuffed animals piling up in the corner of his room. I wonder if turning 13 had anything to do with that??? Sigh... no more little-kid-stuff.... For me, painting this brought back fond memories.