Drawing “Tea Party” 

Drawing for the next painting… 


New painting


Just chose the best pose/reference photo for the next mudra painting……..This one is based off the gesture Cincihna, or Understanding. It is a single handed gesture, with the thumb and the forefinger coming together as if grasping a fine object, such as a grain of truth. I took a bit of artistic license by adding the second hand.

I’m very excited for this one 🙂

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