Happy 2021! May this year be better for everyone. The year 2020 was so very hard for many people with the pandemic and the wildfires in California; my heart goes out to everyone that was deeply affected by these tragic events. While life can throw many curve balls, it is our ability to have the right attitude to help us cope so we can strongly prevail. I wish you all a great year ahead!
I have been spending a lot of my spare time going to Stow Lake and drawing and observing nature on site. I have an incredible deep love for animals and been enjoying the waterfowl and other animals that inhabit the area. I have been taking Audubon drawing classes via zoom from John Muir Laws and have been studying his teachings very deeply. I try to keep my blog updated with what I am working on and this is what I have been up to lately. Here are a couple of practice studies from my sketchbook.
I was grateful to be able to enjoy this rare 97 degree day sketching on location at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. This beautiful stone bridge was erected in 1893 and I found the perfect spot to sketch it.
My latest editorial illustration. While the novel coronavirus does not seem to be disappearing anytime soon, one of the most important things that we can continue to do, is to keep wearing a mask to stop the spread. I know this has been such a trying time for everyone but we will prevail and be stronger because of this unprecedented time.
Simple coloring of a sketch I did after voting in the March primary. Please vote come November! Positive change is desperately needed in our country!
I know it has been a long while since I have posted. Here is an illustration I just finished. The lake in this illustration is, Clear Lake and the mountain, Mt Konocti. I had a lot of fun painting the sky and playing with color in this piece.
My latest illustration depicting the Dow’s recent three day surge over 20% (the best stretch since 1933), signified the beginning of a new bull market but that definition should be treated with a large piece of caution.
Here is a self promotion editorial political illustration I just finished. The inspiration for this piece, comes from Adam’s Schiff’s impressive closing argument during the Trump trial. It was truly masterful. “Right matters and the truth matters. Otherwise, we are lost.” -Adam Schiff
I am currently working diligently on a whole new portfolio of editorial illustrations. I will be updating my site sometime this year with all my latest work. In the meantime, you can follow me behind the scenes on Instagram or check back on my blog, as I try my best to keep it updated.
This week I wrapped up an editorial class that I took from Make Art that Sells, that was taught by Lilla Rogers. The class was very informative and I learned a lot. I highly recommend their courses. It was full of so many talented individuals, each with a diverse style. For our final project, we had to illustrate an article encompassing how veganism and planting trees could help stop global warming. Here is my illustration depicting that article.