Strawberries, oil on canvas board, 10''x8'', 2022
Strawberries, oil on canvas board, 10''x8'', 2022

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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Asparagus, oil on canvas, 11”x14”, 2022
Asparagus, oil on canvas, 11”x14”, 2022

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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Glasses, watercolor on paper, 14''x14'', 2022
Glasses, watercolor on paper, 14''x14'', 2022

An assignment for a watercolor painting class at Ohlone College. My professor helped us see glass not as a challenge, but by painting observationally exactly what we saw, the objects came out more realistically than by painting what we thought it should look like. After all, painting realistically is really just a collection of abstract shapes arranged appropriately.

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Fig, oil on canvas, 14''x11'', 2022
Fig, oil on canvas, 14''x11'', 2022

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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George's Bouquet, gouache on paper, 11''x14'', 2022
George's Bouquet, gouache on paper, 11''x14'', 2022

One of my first gouache attempts with my new himi gouache set. A student of mine led a gouache demo that opened my eyes and my creative world to this medium.

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Neighborhood trinkets, oil on canvas, 14''x11'', 2021
Neighborhood trinkets, oil on canvas, 14''x11'', 2021

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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Blood Orange, oil on canvas, 14''x11'', 2022
Blood Orange, oil on canvas, 14''x11'', 2022

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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Artichoke, oil on canvas board, 11”x14”, 2022
Artichoke, oil on canvas board, 11”x14”, 2022

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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Neighborhood Trinkets, Oak Leaves, Oil on Canvas, 14'' x 11'', 2021
Neighborhood Trinkets, Oak Leaves, Oil on Canvas, 14'' x 11'', 2021

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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Neighborhood Trinkets, Chinese Pistachios, Oil on Canvas, 8” x 8”, 2021
Neighborhood Trinkets, Chinese Pistachios, Oil on Canvas, 8” x 8”, 2021

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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Neighborhood Trinkets, Redwood Cones, Oil on Canvas, 8” x 8”, 2021
Neighborhood Trinkets, Redwood Cones, Oil on Canvas, 8” x 8”, 2021

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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Avocado, oil on canvas, 14''x11'', 2022
Avocado, oil on canvas, 14''x11'', 2022

My partner created a challenge for me to create as realistic still life paintings as I could. We arranged objects on paper and took an aerial photo for the references.

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Glasses with Lemon and Orange, watercolor and gouache on paper, 12''x9'', 2022
Glasses with Lemon and Orange, watercolor and gouache on paper, 12''x9'', 2022

an assignment from a watercolor class through Ohlone College. I placed lemons and oranges behind the vases to add some color.

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Radishes, Watercolor on Paper, 9'' x 12'', 2021
Radishes, Watercolor on Paper, 9'' x 12'', 2021

These radishes came right out of my garden. I placed them on white paper and took an aerial photo for the reference.

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Blusher Mushroom, watercolor on paper, 5''x7'', 2022
Blusher Mushroom, watercolor on paper, 5''x7'', 2022

We received a lot of rain in December of 2021, making the mushrooms in California diverse and plentiful. I went on a mushroom painting rampage, working to depict the many forms they took.

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Christmas Mushroom, watercolor on paper, 5''x7'', 2022
Christmas Mushroom, watercolor on paper, 5''x7'', 2022

We received a lot of rain in December of 2021, making the mushrooms in California diverse and plentiful. I went on a mushroom painting rampage, working to depict the many forms they took.

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Sulfur Tufts, watercolor on paper, 5''x7'', 2022
Sulfur Tufts, watercolor on paper, 5''x7'', 2022

We received a lot of rain in December of 2021, making the mushrooms in California diverse and plentiful. I went on a mushroom painting rampage, working to depict the many forms they took.

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Amethyst, Watercolor on Paper, 5”x7”, 2021
Amethyst, Watercolor on Paper, 5”x7”, 2021

We received a lot of rain in December of 2021, making the mushrooms in California diverse and plentiful. I went on a mushroom painting rampage, working to depict the many forms they took.

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Shrooms
Shrooms

One of my earlier paintings of mushrooms. This one sold at a painting demo on Main Street in Pleasanton, CA.

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Milk Cap, Watercolor on Paper, 2022
Milk Cap, Watercolor on Paper, 2022

We received a lot of rain in December of 2021, making the mushrooms in California diverse and plentiful. I went on a mushroom painting rampage, working to depict the many forms they took.

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Mushrooms of Pt. Reyes, watercolor on paper, 5''x7'', 2022
Mushrooms of Pt. Reyes, watercolor on paper, 5''x7'', 2022

We received a lot of rain in December of 2021, making the mushrooms in California diverse and plentiful. I went on a mushroom painting rampage, working to depict the many forms they took.

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Yellow Amanita, Whit Fibercaps, Red Chanterelle, Milk Caps, Watercolor on Paper, 2022
Yellow Amanita, Whit Fibercaps, Red Chanterelle, Milk Caps, Watercolor on Paper, 2022

We received a lot of rain in December of 2021, making the mushrooms in California diverse and plentiful. I went on a mushroom painting rampage, working to depict the many forms they took.

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Ca fruits watercolor
Ca fruits watercolor

A birthday card for my partner's sister. I painted fruits and plants of California that ripen at different times in the year, culminating with the pumpkin during her birthday month of October.

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