Dharmachakra finished painting


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Dharmachakra completed! This was fun to do, I’m really enjoying the smaller format and the tighter focus on hands. Hands are so expressive and they can be as individual as  faces. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do. 🙂

This will be the first in a series of hand mudra poses, so check back soon for updates. You can read more about Buddhist hand mudras in my last post.

If you are interested in this piece as a print or as a card click here.



Dharmachakra drawing


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Finished drawing for the next painting. This one was a bit more complicated than I originally thought it would be, but I’m satisfied with how it turned out.

The inspirations for these next few paintings are Buddhist hand mudras.

This one is the Dharmachakra mudra, symbolizing the continuous flow of energy in the cosmos. For the background, my plan is to create a spiral of stars in a dark field of color.

Stay tuned!




Drawing class 


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Class two……..We learned how to draw from life by observing carefully and measuring our object using ours pencils as a guide.

Then we learned about one point perspective :

The kids practiced by drawing squares placed above and below the horizon line, then making up our own landscape using the principles that we learned. 🙂

It was a packed but very fun class!


Seeking Treasure finished piece


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The finished painting! This was so fun to do,…I broke from my comfort zone a bit and got a little loose with the paint – in a totally controlled way  😉  (One of these days I’ll tackle a whole painting in a wet, loose style…..)

I’m very happy with how this one turned out, and also happy to announce that this is now available on Zazzle.com as a card and an 8″x 10″ print



Catching up


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I realize that I have not been keeping up with the blog, so here we go, a post to catch up!

Firstly, I started a new idea back in December, smaller pieces done more quickly. Similar to the concept of the smaller portraits, but this time not faces, but more simple designs. The idea was to generate paintings specifically geared  towards cards and prints. Each painting is  8″x 10″ .

The first one was a holiday themed painting, called Winter Solstice


I had so much fun painting this one, that I got cards made and gave them out as our personal holiday cards this year 🙂

This one is a personal one that I did just for myself a while back, Tree of Life


I am pleased to announce that both of these pieces are available as prints and cards on my new online store at Zazzle.com

I will be adding more to this store in this format, so look for new additions often!