I will start my post by thanking all of my friends and patrons who came out to my Open Studio at Hunters Point this past weekend to look at my latest artwork. Many came by to talk and to purchase, and the weekend was quite successful.
Today I am back in my studio, and have the pleasure of focusing on work again. I began by picking a lovely stem of flowers growing next to a school on Valencia Street here in SF. I then spent several hours drawing it. It is a real delight to draw, and to look closely. I find that I never truly see a plant unless I have drawn it, and then am reminded that nature truly is infinite in her shapes and variety. The picture that is featured shows the plant and the drawing, just before I transferred the drawing to a birch plywood panel for carving. I have not yet identified the plant, but I will do so soon!
I am a San Francisco artist who enjoys making art and visiting art exhibits.