Caterpillar Book, step 5

This next moth is my favorite so far. It’s Acherontia atropos, the Death’s Head Hawkmoth. Actually, the Death’s Head Hawkmoth refers to any one of these three species of moth: …

Caterpillar Book, step 4

The fourth caterpillar/moth installment is done! This one is the Whitelined Sphinx Moth, Hyles linneata. This species is also known as a Hummingbird Moth, and is easily mistaken for a …

Caterpillar Book, step 3

The third caterpillar/butterfly combination is Marpesia petreus, the Ruddy Daggerwing. I find the small similarities between the caterpillar and butterfly forms of the species fascinating.

Caterpillar book, step 2

The next moth that I’ve painted is the Euchaetes egle, or Milkweed Tussock Moth. It is a very simple, humble looking thing. The wings are very plain, and only the …

New Project

I am thinking of creating another handmade art book. My idea is to have it structured like “Dualities”, the book I made for the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art fundraiser. …

Spring Concert

The Symphony Chamber Chorus is having its own spring concert very soon. As soon as we finished performing the opera choruses with the full symphony, we went back to rehearsing …

Concert

I haven’t posted anything about my singing activities so far – but thought I’d start adding that aspect of my creative life. So… I’m a mezzo-soprano, and I do both …

Beasts and Beauties

The Artists’ Reception at Gallery One is this Saturday from 5-8 pm! It is a two person exhibit. My part is “Beasts and Beauties”, and includes over 15 paintings. The …

First Place

Wow! I’m thrilled that “Friends of the Eel River” just won the First Place Award in the Marin Society of Artists juried show, Dance, Music, Flowers. Guess I’ll be going …

Dualities

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art will be having a big fundraiser featuring altered books. Artists were invited to donate work in which they made or altered books in some …

Hawaiian Fish ID chart

The identification chart is complete! Some of the fish are only partially visible, and even the tiniest spaces between fish were chosen from specific species. A couple of these aren’t …

Hawaiian Fish

The watercolor painting of Hawaiian fish is completed. I’m currently working on the identification chart for it. I’ll take it to be photographed as a 4×5 transparency, which is then …

New Painting Underway

I’ve finally begun the initial stages of a new painting. The watercolor paper has been soaked, stretched and taped to a board. Sketches are underway. The subject matter? Hawaiian fish. …

upcoming and current shows

I just found out today that “Basilisk, Orchids, Frogs” was accepted into the 26th Annual Juried Show at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes, CA. “Beautiful Beetles” and “Connections” have …

New Cards

I just received 500 “Basilisk, Orchids, Frogs” greeting cards from my online printer, PrintPlace. They look terrific! It’s a risk getting them printed without a hard copy proof, but I’ve …

Artful Food

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA) fundraiser details are now available. The event is Friday, December 3, 2010 from 5-8 pm.Artful Food – a Feast for the SensesFeaturing:Elizabethan FoodsLocal …

Framed Basilisk

Basilisk, Orchids, Frogs is now framed, and I’m really pleased with the light colored, but deeply textured wood frame I found. Suits it very well.

Feast Food

I’ve been busy working on a new watercolor painting ever since the Basilisk was taken to be framed. This new work, titled “Feast Food”, is a painting inspired by a …