Tuesday, July 19


Oil on wrapped canvas
24" x 24" 
When Rosa was seven months pregnant she asked me to paint a portrait of her vessel.  She put on my antique kimono and formed a heart around her belly button.  It was exactly the look I was going for.

I enjoyed painting the sheen and shadows on the satin.  And when it was dry enough, I put in the flowers and pagodas.  There was even a moment of occupational confusion as I did her nails. 

Sorry, this one's not for sale.

Thank you for visiting.


  1. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I am sure Rosa will treasure this forever as will her little one. This is an amazing family heirloom that will be passed on for generations to come!
    I am constantly and continuously amazed at your work, but I am unsure why.... Perhaps because you are able to capture a moment with such precision and beauty.

    As always... I am in AWE of your talent!

  2. I showed this to Aunt Marilyn and she too is "Totally in AWE"

  3. Thank you. I'm humbled, and still pretty terrified of this whole process.

  4. You'll find a friendly, encouraging group of artists out here!