Sunday, February 24, 2013

Laguna Beach lifeguard station

Laguna Beach lifeguard station, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.
Those of us who have been to Laguna Beach and have been lucky enough to know this landmark and the stories behind it have this image in our mind when Laguna Beach is mentioned. I worked on this painting 2ft by 3 ft to hang on my living room wall for days just like this one. It is a blizzard outside in Denver; but inside it is a day at the beach. "Beam me up, Scotty"

Snowy day, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.
This is what it looks like outdoors. There has been about 12 inches so far but the wind is blowing (blizzard warnings) so it is hard to tell. The goats have their coats on, the chickens are hovering near the heat lamp inside their coop and Sophie is lying by the fire.

Snowy Day, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

From this:

Four years ago on Christmas Eve I found these cacti blooming behind a grocery store in San Clemente. A week later I took my sketchbook and watercolors to capture the image on paper. Two years ago an artist from Italy asked to you the watercolor for a client in Sicily who had a private winery. They wanted to use my sketch on their label. So here it is on their wine. How fun is this?

to this

to this

wine label, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.