Dedication page illustration for the upcoming fall release of the bilingual version of The Three Sunflowers....The Virgen de Guadalupe was the inspiration for the Gloria character in the book....

Dedication page illustration for the upcoming release of the bilingual version of The Three Sunflowers. La Virgen de Guadalupe was the inspiration for the Gloria character in the book….

now serving illumination wandering queen

Ray Evans and his amazing craft beers have been my daily watercolor muses since I started painting a few years ago on a trip to Peru with some dear friends. These are most of the labels Ray and I have co-created over the last years….

dry springtransporterpoppycockhelianthusdesignated diverlillikoigourdomysteriosobody electric lost coastcoastal shadowsaprihopsolstice warmerale of plentytrue northtrappist nightsjpgcraig's aloha aleillumination toomosaic moonpeculiarosomeridian rye p.aisland lifelucky 11 labelsnapback labelwave in the dark labelfree fall labelspencer dylan mugs wccarton label

And then there are a few that haven’t made it onto beer labels, at least not yet 🙂

botanicals for lizmission wc lg

Favorite flowers for my Auntie, and a copy of Edwin Deakin’s back of the Santa Barbara Mission…

figsmore pearsguilty children

You can do so much with water, paper and a bit of pigment!!! So grateful to my friend and teacher, Helena Hill for bringing this enjoyment to my life! And to my second teacher, Cathy Quiel for helping me hone my skills a bit further.

lesson #15

As well as a couple of other teachers and lots of encouragement along the way from friends and family…

three angelssunflowers and bugs small

Can you see the hidden angels in the pots above??? Look really closely! 🙂

gaeta reduxphil street scene

These two above were inspired by friends’ photos…thank you Lisabette and Phil!

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