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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Please feel free to paint, draw this photo or the fall accents inspired by it.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

watercolor squash

My attempt at the squash in watercolor, the table and the background are things I need to learn how to render.So here it is an addition in oil pastel, the leaf.

Monday, September 28, 2009

mirror, mirror on the wall

who's the prettiest of all?
Sanguine, sepia, conte gray stick and white chalk on Canson mi teintes champagne pad 8x11in.One hour.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

autumn accents

This drawing is after my photo of squash to which I added a leaf.Oil pastels on Canson mi teintes burgundy 8x11in. 2 hours.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

join my drawing ring

Hello my friends. I just created a DRAWING RING for drawing enthusiasts that like to join me and draw from reference, imagination or on a theme art to keep, sell, make gifts to friends and family.It's nice to draw in a group and those of you who would like to join me are free to do so at the address below.

Let's make this happen together.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

a bunch of grapes

This took me several sessions.Colored pencils on Bristol board heavyweight smooth pink pad 6x9in.

And here is a follow up. I really can't tell if it's better or worse.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Japanese mask

This is one hour and a half drawing in sepia,sanguine, white chalk on Bristol board green pad 9x12in.The mask belongs to my husband who has a collection of over 40 ethnic masks. This a drawing in a series dedicated to masks.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

terracotta warrior

What better inspiration than a terracotta warrior after my visit to Xi'an and the Unesco site.
Oil Pastels on canson mi-teintes red pad 8x11 in. 2 hours.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

fall colors

Another attempt at fall colors after my picture.Mondeluz watercolor pencils on watercolor paper 5x7in.One hour.Dry and wet versions.

A Swan

oil pastels on Canson Mi-teintes brown pad, 8x11in. 1 hour.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

les couleurs de l'automne

This little colored pencil drawing is for a challenge in LES CRAYONS DE COULEUR on the theme of fall colors.5x7in. Canson mi-teintes pad in Mondeluz watercolor pencils dry.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009


I didn't play with oil pastels in a long while.Pentels on Canson Mi-teintes 8x11in.1 hour.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Peking Opera videos

I added two videos on my pages with Peking Opera clips.Video 1 and Video 2.
If you don't have a cable connection expect a slow downloading. Otherwise works fine.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cherry's portrait

Her name is Zhang Rui and she is a 21 years old Chinese girl living in Luoyang, China.She worked as a waitress abroad for two years in Malaysia and Singapore and she is fluent in English.They call her Cherry. Her delicate and graceful manners, her intelligence impressed me and we established a nice relationship. Here is her portrait in colored pencils on Bristol board 5x7in, light yellow.It took me 2 hours.Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Shaolin Kung Fu video

Almost 2 hours drive from Luoyang, Shaolin Monastery is the first school of martial arts in China with a long tradition and history. This is a page I created with 1 minute video showing a Kung Fu performance.

Chinese painted papercuts

They say that you can frame each individual papercut for a wall display.