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Watercolor painting, Glowing Ti Leaves of the Hawaiian Islands, also shown at Woodbridge by Mondavi Winery art show

By | 2016-11-14T11:40:15+00:00 June 13th, 2012|Painting Blog|

One of my newest over-sized watercolors, Glowing Ti Leaves of the Hawaiian Islands (along with my reverse painted chandelier titled June Garden Bloom) was also included in the juried art show at Woodbridge by Mondavi Winery in May. This is my current favorite tropical flower painting. The flowers for this piece were seen on Kauai [...]

Red & Orange Tropical Flower Glow, watercolor

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:11+00:00 January 10th, 2012|Painting Blog|

8" x 8.5" watercolor on rough 300lb Arches paper, 50 plus 6 packing/ship—I've shipped my paintings and chandeliers all over the country Red & Orange Tropical Flower Glow is a watercolor study for possibly a larger watercolor painting. It is on a thick, 300lb rough watercolor paper. Normally I don't paint on 'rough' surface paper [...]

Red & Orange Tropical Flower Glow, watercolor

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:11+00:00 January 10th, 2012|Painting Blog|

8" x 8.5" watercolor on rough 300lb Arches paper, 50 plus 6 packing/ship—I've shipped my paintings and chandeliers all over the country Red & Orange Tropical Flower Glow is a watercolor study for possibly a larger watercolor painting. It is on a thick, 300lb rough watercolor paper. Normally I don't paint on 'rough' surface paper [...]

IFDA’s Dining by Design Table Taste & Hop

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:11+00:00 December 14th, 2011|Painting Blog|

These images below are of the evening of Dining By Design's Table Taste & Hop, 2012 at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria. Everything came together beautifully! The IFDA team worked very hard and included team members: Lauren Shelby— www.spaceswithin.com Athena Charis—www.athenacharis.com Diane Nicolson—www.pbd.org Tim Manning—web.me.com/timothydmanning Davis Dalbok—Living Green Jenny Floravita (me)—floravitalights.com Susan Crane—Bloom Artistry [...]

IFDA Dining By Design set-up day, 2012

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:11+00:00 December 14th, 2011|Painting Blog|

Finally I've had a chance to "process" all of my photos from the 2012 Dining By Design event. Our (IFDA) table scape was one of the best! We definitely had a lot of energy in this space and a lot of time and thought went into our Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-meets-Lost theme. Dining by Design is [...]

Beginning To Paint The Background

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:12+00:00 October 2nd, 2011|Painting Blog|

The background of this large, tropical jungle flower painting will be done loosely with a different mixture of colors that will create light. I will use a large amount of soft mixing white with my "sunlight" hues which include yellow ochre and cadmium yellow with some sap green. These will be the background tones that [...]