The San Diego Harbor

This is a picture from one of my photographs, taken (1987) before I ever had digital. I was painting on location down at the harbor in San Diego, a view of the city. Some of my artist friends were with me that day. One of them was a retired architect who said he...

The Blue Bird House

I have enjoyed doing paintings of this particular birdhouse at Summers Past Farm. Sometimes there are sunflowers growing around it, and one time it got shortened because the post got rotted and so it was replace. And now, just this winter, it was taken out of the...

David Leffel Workshop

Back in May of 1991, I had a job of delivering art supplies to various classes and workshops. One of the most impressive workshops I got to be at was that of David Leffel. The model for portrait work didn’t show up, so they asked me to pose. That was a new...

Coconut’s Salon in La Mesa, CA

I’m so glad I don’t need perms anymore. When I was a little girl my mom would perm my hair with Toni Permanent Wave. Perms were so stinky. My hair in this pic is over curled and looked frizzy. I hated it, but in month it would start to look softer, then in...
Grumbacher Watercolor Palette

Grumbacher Watercolor Palette

When I painted the house upon the hill in 1958, I know that it was because my high school art teacher gave me a set like this  Grumbacher watercolor palette. Of course back then the palette was made out of tin instead of plastic. I loved the colors silver and gold in...

Mt. Helix Cross

I was cleaning off some shelves the other day and came across this little painting of the view of Mt. Helix in La Mesa, CA. I never did frame it or show it in any exhibits, but decided to use it here for a story. When we moved back to California in 1982, we settled in...