Man with a Stuffed Owl Fine Art Poster from Zazzle.com
Somebody looked at this poster on Zazzle today. It brings back very pleasant memories.
In the 90s, I joined a small group of artists at a nature center on Mt. Washington near downtown Los Angeles. There was a little farmhouse with a kitchen and a small barn that had been donated to the city. The artists were a fascinating group. One had done artwork for NASA and, during the time I know him, flew to Amsterdam to see the Vermeer exhibit. He did gem-like miniature portraits in oil and had organized the group. He also arranged for the space. Another was a prominent just-retired television producer with an outrageous sense of humor and a free-wheeling drawing style. A third was a glamorous Russian painter with an exquisite home in The Hills. Other members came and went. One of these was an artist who drew Pasadena nightclub patrons in bistre on vellum. We met periodically, and I don't remember exactly how often. I think it was every other week. We each posed for a three hour session. If we could convince friends or relatives to take our turn, that was fine, too. In this picture, you see the couch we sat on. The stuffed owl belonged to the nature center.
I call this group of drawings my Elyria Park Series. Most of them are pastels on Canson Mi Tientes paper. I liked the rough, textured side in mid-tones. You can see others on Zazzle. I have some on Red Bubble, too.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Autumn in the Country Print from Zazzle.com
This week, my husband and I have been out every day enjoying the spectacular autumn weather. Cottonwoods and willows have turned gold overnight. This photo was taken at Grand Junction's wildlife area. We spotted three deer, a few ducks, and some birds, but the real stars of the show were the trees.