Hat Gal travels Part I

I’m developing a character I’m calling “hat gal”. It’s not a very descriptive title I know but she’s hung around my body of work for a long time, so I’ve decided to give her a shot to come out and meet the public. I have a history of loving hats…wearing them, drawing them and knitting them. Here she is visiting 3 places: the leaning tower of Pisa in Pisa Italy, Sayulita Beach in Mexico and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Enjoy and post comments if you like. Feel free to send suggestions for their names.

Hat Gal in Italy
Hat Gal in Mexico


Love is in the Air

This watercolor with its soft and highly textured colors was a demo piece that I did in a class I’m teaching. The class is about painting watercolor in layers and stacking them according to their transparencies. The color palette is not my usual and so I’m happy that I am going in new directions. I am using my own hand drawn lettering as an off the cuff expression. We actually used cookie cutters and big flat brushes as well as thin riggers for variety. It was a fun project and everybody seemed to enjoy it. Here it is on textile.