THE TROPICAL FOLIAGE PAINTINGS

Travels to sunny, southern or tropical climates have allowed me to collect photos of amazing foliage. The current series is one that follows past series from 2012 and 2015. I am always surprised at how varied and intense the colors are. The light in these locations is so bright that the contrast and shadowing is amplified to a degree that the northern light of some of my other images cannot begin to match.

The paintings below, from a trip to Hawaii, are part of the 2019 series.

These, from 2015, are from plants seen in Florida.

These paintings are from a 2012 trip to Hawaii

The contrast between the soft and gentle light in the northern part of the world and the bright, intense light from the more southern areas affects the colors and contrasts of what I see. I am enjoying the vibrancy of these tropical leaves during the darker days of winter, but am thinking I might spend time during the summer with the less intense and more subtle images I have collected of things seen in the north.

It is my hope that you enjoy viewing these paintings as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

MORE ABOUT HIGH RESOLUTION REPRODUCTIONS…..

Since I began offering reproductions of my work I have found that the quality of the work is exceptional, better than I had imagined. Because of the high quality I have been able to have reproductions larger than the original image. This has allowed designers to offer clients large, bold images at a substantial savings. And, because each image is used only a few times, design clients won’t find another copy in someone else’s home.

The images below show one original painting and several variations in size and presentation.

Thank you Michael Thomas and Michael Baker, Design Collective Group, Palm Desert.

Original painting……..

Original painting……..

A reproduction a little larger than full size……….

A reproduction a little larger than full size……….

That same image now four panels almost quadruple in final size!

That same image now four panels almost quadruple in final size!

Two of the four panels ready for approval at the printer.

Two of the four panels ready for approval at the printer.

BUNGALOW 17 STUDIO

Here are the watercolors done for Bungalow 17 Studio

 

SEVEN WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

Below are the watercolor paintings just completed of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center.

Beginning in November 2016 these originals, prints and notecards will be available in the VAULT DESIGN STORE at the A + D Center.

Stop by and check them out!

Drive up Window

Drive up Window

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Side Facing North Palm Canyon

Side Facing North Palm Canyon

Door Near Drive up Window

Door Near Drive up Window

Front Entrance with Palm Trees

Front Entrance with Palm Trees

Corner North Palm Canyon and Baristo

Corner North Palm Canyon and Baristo

Looking West Toward the Mountains     For more information on the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center go to this website  https://www.psmuseum.org/architecture-design-center/

Looking West Toward the Mountains

 

For more information on the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center go to this website https://www.psmuseum.org/architecture-design-center/

MODERNISM TOUR IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

I recently had the opportunity to tour homes built the the late sixties and designed by architect Robert Rummer in the Oak Hills area around Portland.  Having been a part of the Modernism Week activities in Palm Springs it was fun to be touring with umbrellas instead of sunglasses!

 

I was really interested to see how the open spaces and integration of outside to inside worked in a world with a very different climate.  Where in the desert there is lots of sunlight and white and bright colors I found the wood interiors of the homes in Oregon to add a warmth that I don't always feel in the homes in Palm Springs. 

Also, the designs all included an atrium or indoor/outdoor area at the entry way.  

Altogether a fun and refreshing change from tours in the southwest!

Altogether a fun and refreshing change from tours in the southwest!

AUGUST 2016 ART GROOVE

What began in 2007 as a way to allow a few adults to enjoy a week in the  forest while engaging in art has become an amazing experience not just for the campers but for the instructors as well. 

 

Starting with Life Drawing and building on drawing and painting skills throughout the day, campers developed and strengthened their skills as artists and made many new friends.

Some campers returned for each of the 10 years I have been involved.  Stepping aside to devote more time to my own work, I know I will miss the friendships I have made and the fun of each new camp.  This year included Life Drawing, Watercolor, Acrylic Painting, Photography and Mixed Media printing and book arts.  It was truly the best camp ever!   

Some campers returned for each of the 10 years I have been involved.  Stepping aside to devote more time to my own work, I know I will miss the friendships I have made and the fun of each new camp.

This year included Life Drawing, Watercolor, Acrylic Painting, Photography and Mixed Media printing and book arts.  It was truly the best camp ever!

 

Future camps will be lead by Debra Mumm, the art goddess of Venus Studios in Palm Desert.   For more information about Art Groove, Camp de Benneville Pines or Debra Mumm and Venus Studios, please click on the links below:  Camp de Benneville Pines       www.uucamp.org   Debra Ann Mumm     www.  venusstudios  llc.com           

Future camps will be lead by Debra Mumm, the art goddess of Venus Studios in Palm Desert. 

For more information about Art Groove, Camp de Benneville Pines or Debra Mumm and Venus Studios, please click on the links below:

Camp de Benneville Pines      www.uucamp.org

Debra Ann Mumm   www.venusstudiosllc.com