Half Dome in YosemiteYesterday was my co-workers birthday, so I painted him a birthday card. The painting is  a view of Half Dome across the Ahwahnee Meadow in Yosemite and is actually based on a photo that my co-worker took, which he found very touching. It was a fun card to give 🙂

Media: Gouache paints on watercolor paper.

Day 304: Heartless Monster

Heartless Monster

I am so excited. I entered this scary doodle, entitled Heartless Monster, in a doodling contest on the website Doodlers Anonymous and voting is now taking place to pick the winning drawing. Please, please, please help me win by visiting the contest page here and voting for my doodle. To do this, scroll down to my drawing and hit “fav” to vote. Note that you will have to create an account to vote. Thanks!

Day 146: Bubbles

BubblesOn Friday, it was the last day of work with my co-worker of six years and my good friend’s brothers were in town. That meant happy hour after work, tacos at my beloved Taqueria Moran, and then a bit of a party back at my place. While everyone was over, I drew this simple doodle of overlapping circles. Kinda looks like bubbles.


Day 145: Lines and Shapes

Lines and ShapesThursday night was laundromat night so I brought my sketchbook and markers with while my laundry spun around in the dryer. It reminds me a bit of  the black and white pieces by Piet Mondrian, although less symmetric or parallel.

Day 143: Bottles

BottlesLast night, I made a watercolor sketch of bottles as a way to practice overlapping paints. Actually, it’s the perfect thing to be posting tonight because, after our swing dance lesson this evening, Jim and I went to Webster’s Wine Bar and tried three of their wine flights. It was really great because we got to taste 9 different wines, including some really wonderful reds that tasted of things like brie, roses, barnyard, and lilacs. Cheers to a great experience at the wine bar!

Day 131: Abstract City

Abstract City

Tonight, I got tried out Splashup, a free online photo editing tool, to make this image of an abstract city. I must say that despite the program allowing you to use layers, it’s not that spectacular. Maybe it’s time to suck it up and get Photoshop at home.