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What I did this summer

What I did this summer

This summer we were fortunate to rent a little miners cottage in the Sierra foothills within walking distance of the little town of NEVADA CITY, California

burdock

burdock

My plan for three months was to get back to nature through daily walks in woods and drawing with brush and ink.   

seeded burdock

seeded burdock

Midway through the summer I was honored to be included in a group show  at LeeAnn Brook Fine art in town , called Into The Woods. 

Jordan st

Jordan st

back yard

back yard

rough and ready ditch  

rough and ready ditch  

I wanted to limit myself to black and white ink drawing which is my most favored medium but found myself mid summer wishing to explore expressing all of the wonderful colors of this environment so I enjoyed a couple of weeks foray into watercolors ...

 

 

ditch trail

ditch trail

quick sketch

quick sketch

blackberries

blackberries

Janns house  

Janns house  

 I was moved to return to black and white in the waning days of August and to a more abstract study of form and line.

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The summer has been a gift of reconnecting to the natural world through hours of sitting and observing. It's been one long glorious  meditation in the woods. 

I was able to meet some of the folks who live in the area, like the lovely woman Jann whose house I painted in watercolor. I was able to give her the painting and we struck up a little friendship that I hope will endure! 

I am grateful to have been given the time to do this work. To slow down a little and remember what's important in life. Being able to reconnect to my first love, painting has made it a summer to remember! 

Outfitting the wallpaper factory for fabric sample production

Outfitting the wallpaper factory for fabric sample production

2017 SF Decorator Showcase house! Did you miss it?

2017 SF Decorator Showcase house! Did you miss it?