Monday, December 31, 2007

daily painting 123107

A Rooster
2.5 x 3.5
Available on Ebay

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Daily Painting 122907

I hope everyone had a nice holiday. I did!
It's good to be back to painting though...

2.5 x 3.5 inches

Monday, December 10, 2007

Daily Painting 121007

2 Roosters
2.5 x 3.5 inches

EDM 146 Draw your favorite food

Everyday matters challenge 146 is draw your favorite food.

I have had a relationship with this food for DECADES. I would hardly call it a favorite. More like an addiction, or an obsession. Yes, complete with withdrawals and late night trips to the neighbors in extreme emergencies. When scrambling, ransacking the pantry to find any bag or box to make doesn't come up with the nightly fix. I LOVE POPCORN.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

EDM 147 Draw something made of wood

Everyday Matters Challenge 147 is draw or paint something made of wood.
This is my favorite cow drawn with markers. It is a wooden cow on wheels and probably the first in my collection. I purchased it from an artist friend, many many years ago. Stuart Burton. He had a frame shop in San Diego.

Daily Painting 120907

3 roosters
2.5 x 3.5 inches

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Daily Painting 120807

Mixed Media
2.5 x 3.5 inches
Available on Ebay

Every Day Matters - Draw something soothing

EDM Challenge 148 is Draw or paint something soothing.

"This is silly, but soothing to me. From my computer monitor I can "talk" to friends and family, read, play games, look at pictures, listen to music, and sell things. Buy things, create things, learn things and explore. I like it."

Friday, December 07, 2007

Daily Painting 120707

Gouache with pen and ink
2.5 x 3.5 inches

The 7 Gods of Happiness

When I visited my friend, Eileen in Arizona this summer, I was fascinated by her beautiful OLD set of "The Seven Gods of Happiness" that her dad gave her. They came in a beautiful wooden box and I liked everything about them. I sketched them and posted them on my blog here.

About a month ago she sent me this little gift and I became obsessed with them again.

I would like to do a paper mache of the only woman in the group.
She is the goddess of music, fine art, eloquence and literature. There are certain elements she is usually depicted with. These are: a mandolin, a jade, and a snake. These are my first sketches of what my goddess will look like.

These are my new sketches, showing the goddess with a paint brush, the mandolin at her side, wearing a robe (that resembles my own robe) a jade hanging from her neck and standing on the snake.

The graphic on the left is her back view.

The circle to the right is my pretend Japanese signature.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Daily Painting 120607

Gouache, pen and ink on mat board
3.5 x 2.5 inches
A cow artist.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Daily Painting 120407

Rooster aceo in gouache.
3.5 x 2.5

Monday, December 03, 2007

Daily Painting 120307

Mixed Media
2.5 x 3.5 inches

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Daily Painting 13

Rooster ACEO on yellow mat board painted with gouache.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Figure class

Drawing MASS

I have more drawings and sketches from today but I think (by blogger's standards) it might be OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Daily Painting 12

I had lots of trouble with this piece. I finally asked for help because I was getting lots of "mud". My teach, Kim Farley is showing me oil painting techniques I didn't know before. Unfortunately, I didn't ask for help until the end of class so I didn't get to apply too much of what I learned. This photo doesn't show the whole piece, um, but it does show a lot of the mud.

18 x 24
Oil on Canvas board
Figure Class with Kim Farley

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Daily Painting 11

This is my little daily painting in watercolor, pen and ink.

I started this while with my figure drawing group. It's a wooden rooster. Today I added watercolor and little shapes to the different sections of the rooster. I think the style is folk art but I'm really not sure.

Friday, November 16, 2007


I watched an interesting film on "street artists" today. It is a film that follows 6 legendary street artists. They also followed a man that dedicated his days to painting over the graffiti in his city. The DVD is available from Netflix and called Infamy. I am not recommending it . . . just blogging about it because, as usual, I was influenced by what I saw.

I tried to create a "tag" with my name. The first 2 were x rated so I couldn't share them on my blog. Here are the others:

Above: This is a technique where the street artist makes his letters as tall as the space he has.

On this page I wrote some things the artists said at the end of the movie and my nickname: Lyd.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Daily Painting 9

Dog aceo listed on ebay.
Watercolor with pen and ink.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Daily painting 8

Marion Bear Park
11 x 14 Inches
Oil On Canvas
Visit the online gallery to purchase.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Renaissance Faire - Photos and sketches

The Renaissance Faire was in San Diego this weekend. It was a blast looking at all the costumes.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Outdoor life drawing

Life drawing at the beach with Annette Paquet.

It was sooooo cold I could hardly draw. The male model put on a jacket after the first 2 sittings.
Still fun.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Figure Study

Figure study from Kim Farley's Life Class. Oil on canvas board 18 x 24 inches.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

NCSFA Field Trip

The North County Society of Fine Arts had a wonderful field trip to The Armond Hammer Museum and the Fowler Museum at UCLA in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. It was a great day arranged by Valerie Raymond. We were gone from 8am-8pm for a wonderful day of ART and culture.

The bus ride to Los Angeles.

Introduction to Amy McNair lecture at the Fowler Museum. Forty-eight Buddhas of Measureless Life: Court Eunuch Patronage at the Sculpture Grottoes of Longmen.

Buddha sketches from the slides of Amy McNair. Amy McNair is associate professor of Chinese Art at the University of Kansas and spoke on the spiritual and social purposes of Buddhist statuary in medieval China.

The bus ride home.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Rockin Girl Blogger from Emma Pod

Emma Pod recognized me as a Rockin Girl Blogger! Thank you!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I saw a neat idea on Dawn Sokol's blog, "D'BLOGALA". She mentioned the book, You Are Here which is a collection of handmade maps from the imagination. Based on that prompt, I mapped my errands for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday started out with a delivery for the Small Image Show in Encinitas. I also picked up artwork that was in the Escondido Art Partnership Show where one of my pieces won an honorable mention.

This map shows my trip to the DENTIST and back. YUCK!!!