les couleurs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Experimenting with watercolor washes using 3 brilliant colors: ciruela, chartreuse + carmine. Inspired by the prints of Louise Bourgeois, which I had the pleasure of seeing at the Collection Lambert in Avignon. Heaven.

Below are colors from the Patisserie in Molleges and the vegetable + fruit Marché in Avignon. Delectable colors.

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un deux trois

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Pistache + chocolat + frais = happiness.

J’adore Marseille

Friday, July 25, 2014


Friday in Marseille = visit to the fish marché on the vieux port…strolling around the waterfront marveling the beautiful weathered buildings…enchanted by way the sunlight washes everything in gold. Bouillabaisse for lunch followed by deux boules glace for dessert :)

le petit atelier

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


When I’m not outside painting, I’m inside here, working on drawing techniques & exploring color.

s. france sketchbook

Monday, July 21, 2014

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I love exploring & painting en plein air. Today’s explorations took me to Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct. I found a place by the river to sketch. It’s so hot & dry here the watercolor dries instantly, so working swiftly is de rigueur. After painting, a swim in the river is necessary to cool off :)

Montpellier is a wonderful city. I love walking the narrow, hilly streets. I found a great spot to sit & sketch in the Jardin des Plantes.

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Sur le Pont, d’Avignon. ♥



south of france sketchbook

Friday, July 4, 2014

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Back in S. France where the living is good….and the light is mesmerizing. Each summer I return here and each time I’m blown away by the quality of the light…and the colors…which seem ultra saturated & vibrant. And the peaches! Mind-blowingly delicious….especially in the form of a beignet. Sweet summertime. I’m inspired to sample each treat in the patisserie display case and then record it in the sketchbook :)

edible alphabet prints are up!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Bienvenue! The prints are up & ready for the show!

A petite description of the process: first I sharpen my pencil and sketch out each letter & corresponding illustration. Next, I go in with pen + ink and sketch the letter & illustration, and make any necessary tweaks. I prefer to draw from a real, live subject (a pair of beets, for example :) Once I’m happy with the drawing, a plate is made and the press is inked up (with velvety black ink) and printing begins.


Each letter & corresponding illustration are letterpress printed in an edition of 5.

Beauty & the beet. The final step in the process…adding the finish watercolor. Et voila!


south of france vernissage

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

IMG_5906Sooooo exciting to show my letterpress + watercolor work in S. France. :) If you’re in the area, please drop by!