Thursday, February 28, 2013

Potomac River and Georgetown U

Georgetown University and the Potomac River
Watercolor on paper

After the move to Tokyo, I've been slow updating my art blog. Many apologies. Here's my first update using my iPhone blogger app. This is actually very exciting! This is a painting that I finished recently and wanted to share with you. The Potomac River is really magnificent and this is one of my favorite scenes of Georgetown seen from George Washington Parkway.
Thank you for taking a look!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Azalea Buds

Azalea Buds
Watercolor on paper
Lately, I've been painting flowers again... 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Garden Pond

Hello everyone!
It's been a while since we moved to Tokyo this past Summer, I'm happy to say we are settled and happy to live here for the next 4 years.  Although I haven't posted here due to computer/camera issues, I have been busy painting almost every day.  The watercolor painting bellow is the view that I have of the garden pond as I step out of the elevator in my building.  We have a lovely Japanese garden which is a great source of inspiration to me.   I hope to do more paintings of the garden in the near future.
Garden Pond
Watercolor on Arches Paper
half sheet

Saturday, August 25, 2012

We have moved!

Hello to all from Tokyo, Japan! So, I finally have internet access and am able to update my art blog, my clients and my dear artblog followers. Thank you always for being so loyal to me. I plan to keep this artblog going for at least the next four years while I live in Tokyo and will try to post here more often. You can also friend me on Facebook where I seem to be more active ;) I can predict adding urban scene paintings while living here- I'm already very inspired by the view I have from my new home on the 9th and 10th floors of my building, in the middle of Tokyo. Cheers to all!

Monday, June 11, 2012

En Plein Air in oil colors and watercolors

Hello everyone! An update to my very neglected art blog: I've been enjoying my new found passion of painting en plein air in oil colors since last fall, thanks to a class I've been taking with the Art League in Alexandria, VA, with artist Sara Linda Poly. The painting above was done over the memorial day weekend in Afton, VA, when I was visiting with family ( thank you for the good times, good memories!)

Watercolor on paper

And, Of course, I have also been painting in watercolors, as well - I hope you like it!
Cheers to all!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

White crocuses

White Crocuses
Watercolor on paper

I'm enamored by these beautiful blooms that mark the first signs of spring. This is my latest watercolor painting, I hope you like it!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring III ( purple crocuses)

Spring III
(purple crocuses)
Watercolor on paper

More crocuses....

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring II (purple crocuses)

Spring II (purple crocuses)
Watercolors on paper
More crocuses popping out of the cold ground! I love the Spring! (except for the allergies...)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring (Purple Crocus)

Spring (Purple Crocus)
Watercolor on paper

Spring is in full bloom in Washington D.C. area, after an unseasonably warm winter. I hope you are enjoying the flowers that are popping up everywhere!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Washington Monument

Washington Monument II
Washington D.C.
11" x 15"
Watercolor on paper

Sunset at The Mall - Washington D.C.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial
Washington DC
Watercolor on paper
11" x 15" (approx)

Winter morning at the Jefferson Memorial. Tidal Basin in the foreground.

Monday, January 16, 2012

January 2012 show at the Art League Torpedo Factory Art Center

Summer Bounty III
Watercolor on paper

An old still-life watercolor that I painted a few years ago in Geneva, Summer Bounty III, was chosen for the January 2012 juried show at The Art League, yay! I grew those tomatoes in planters on my balcony when I lived in Switzerland - they were beautiful, tasty and plentiful. And it was a pleasure painting them. I hope you can come to see the painting and show at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

The Capitol I

The Capitol I
Washington DC
Watercolor on paper
11" x 15" (approx.)

I've been painting watercolor landscapes of Washington DC monuments and buildings in the past few weeks. The Capitol I is, at the moment, being shown at the Bin Gallery of The Art League for the month of January. I hope you can stop by the gallery to take a peek.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Year End Greetings

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, I sure am! We had a houseful of happy and wonderful family-in-law over Christmas (lucky me!) and will have a quiet end-of-the year and New Year's celebration.

Artistically speaking, this year has been thrilling for me and I feel I've grown a lot as I venture more deeply into a new kind of media (oil) and new genre (landscapes) - and most importantly, plein-air painting! The thrill of plein-air painting is hard to describe - although I felt overwhelmed in the beginning, I grew to love it and I think I'm hooked for life!

Happy holidays, everyone!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November's Art Exhibit at the Art League

Daisy (Lamb at Chateau de Cheserex, Switzerland)
Watercolor on paper

Hi Everyone! Two of my watercolors have been juried into the November Exhibit at the Art League in Alexandria, so if you are in the area and have a chance to stop by the Torpedo Factory Art Center, please take a view of my paintings - I'd be honored! Also, check out the Bin Gallery Exhibit of the Art Center where I show a new painting every month and have a few of my works in the bins, as well. Thank you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Key Bridge, Washington DC

Key Bridge, Washington DC
Watercolor on paper 12" x 12"
I've been painting en plein air for the past several months and I really like it! I started out painting with oils with The Art League and I ended up getting hooked! I've been painting outdoors on a regular basis and loving it! I will eventually start posting my oils here - although I fell I must change the name of my blog, meanwhile I have been practicing, practicing and practicing. Of course, I still paint in watercolors. The above painting is an in studio effort after a plein air session on Roosevelt Island, with my plein air painting group.
Key Bridge looks beautifully majestic from the Island and you can also see Georgetown University in the background...

Friday, October 7, 2011

River Farm - Alexandria

River Farm - Alexandria, Virginia
Watercolor on paper

I've been painting oils en plein air in Alexandria, VA, in the past few weeks.  You can see the Potomac river in the background, as well as Maryland on the other side of the river. The painting above is an  in studio effort, in watercolors. As autumn progresses, I can see dramatic changes in the color of the local landscape -  I hope I can post more paintings showing the changes of colors, in the near future.... 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Old Town Geneva (Place de Bourg-de-Four)

Old Town Geneva
(place de Bourg-de-Four)
Watercolor on paper
 15" x 22" unframed

I miss my walks at the Old Town Geneva.  I lost count of the times I stopped at this place for a cup of coffee and cake: a great place for refueling and people watching.

I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather of this beautiful autumn, if you live in the northern hemisphere, and the beautiful spring weather if you live in the southern part of the globe!  As for the people who live in this area, I can say for certain that we deserve a break from the extreme heat, hurricane (Irene), floods and even a fairly big (in my opinion!) earthquake!  What a summer it was!

I did not have much time for painting while my daughter was on summer vacation, as we squeezed travels and kept an overall busy schedule, however I did manage to produce a few paintings, during rare brakes, which I plan to post here soon.  
The above painting of Geneva was done from a digital photo that I took before we moved to Washington DC, one year ago.  I hope you  like it!
Stay well, everyone, and stay in touch!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth of July! and some great art news....

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope everyone is having a great Fourth of July holiday with your friends and family!

I just can't believe we are already right in the peak of the summer! I hope you are enjoying the warm months, as much as we are enjoying the beautiful Summer in Washington DC.

Although I haven't been actively posting here in my rather neglected blog, I have been actively painting and have some great news about new opportunities that have presented to me and my work.

After being juried into enough exhibits at the Art League Exhibits, I have become eligible to participate in the Bin Gallery Exhibitions, starting this month (July, 2011). If you have a chance to visit the Art Center in Alexandria, VA, please stop by the Bin Gallery to check out my works. Thank you!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Alexandria Pier

Alexandria Pier
Watercolor on paper
11" x 15"

Spring Morning in Alexandria at the docks.
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