I think I managed to render the nasturtiums just in time. Last week I spotted a hummingbird making good use of their nectar before her long flight south. It was such a beautiful sight! Every time she poked her beak into the flower it looked as though she were wearing a colorful pointed hat. I will miss those guys and the flowers that keep them happy. Time to hunker down for winter studio projects, (and there are MANY!)
The season is coming down to the wire now. I have a few marigolds and nasturtiums that are hanging on for dear life and are begging to be painted before the frost does away with them. Perhaps I should have rendered the nasturtiums first for they are far more vulnernable but...I have the mind of an artist...logic eludes me...
I grew up in culturally diverse San Francisco Bay Area and indulged in all forms of creative venues varying from music and dance to rich visual treats at museums.
I earned a BFA in Graphic Design at CCA and relished in the fine arts and design courses offered there. I graduated just before the dawn of computer graphics applications and have always felt blessed to be one of the last students taught the disciplines of exacting, hands-on skills required of the pre-computerized field. We were trained to apply strict adherence to detail and almost Zen-like focus on precise execution. This disciplined arts oriented ideology has influenced my approach not only to what I do in the studio but to life in general.
Of course, I have learned computer graphics applications since. I would be deceiving myself if I didn’t embrace one of the most amazing and flexible tools available to the modern day artist/designer. I only hope my work reflects that of carefully thought out artistry and evokes sentiments of beauty and balance as good design is meant to do. Hopefully my passion for thought provoking art coupled with love of the outdoors brings you visual contentment and joy.