Monday, December 16, 2013


Sunday, December 15, 2013

dec 15, 2013

the second of two 4 foot paintings I am currently working on.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

dec 12 2013

acrylic on arches paper sealed to tycor board.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

dec2 2013

on my desk

putting some finishing touches on the gouache painting on the right. It was one of 3 studies for the Neil Gaiman collaboration poster. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

nov 23,2013

today...still not close to painting..probably spinning my wheels..pug still not helping.  #process #performance #anxiety 

Friday, November 22, 2013

nov 22,2013

trying to get a painting started, so much drawing and re-drawing before I transfer it to the board.
I've lost my desk.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


re-creating one of my favorite pinup gals. the mirror is to see my print in reverse..too lazy to scan and print reverse.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rainbow Aurora Rotella

Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella's wedding was pretty spectacular at Disneyland! I gave a gouache of baby Rainbow Aurora.

We went to Julie Newmar's birthday party, my gift

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Prince Poppycock_ watercolor, gouache

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Small test elephant

The purpose of this small tester is for me to finalize a design so I don't go mad when they deliver the big one. 
This little elephant goes to Asia to see if their artists can reproduce it.  It will be sold in stores, a percentage of the proceeds will go to Asian elephant preservation.

the finish Elephant-6

It's pretty challenging to photograph, this is a close up of the pink elephants.
The paint is Golden's iridescent red over a glaze of iridescent green and gold.

the finish Elephant-5

the finish Elephant-4

The elephant is made of fiberglass with a white gesso base.
I used acrylic paints, many were iridescent colors.

the finish Elephant-3

the finish Elephant-2

the finish Elephant-1


On friday, "Wild Life" was picked up and shipped off to Dana Point.

Thursday, August 01, 2013


This is Mosha, the inspirational baby elephant that inspired the founders of Elephant Parade, Mike and Mark Spits. Her leg was blown off by a land mine in the jungles of Thailand. The elephant hospital in Lampang was among the first organizations to receive contributions generated with an Elephant Parade exhibition and auction. A prosthetic leg was fitted to Mosha, and she has become the soul of this charitable enterprise. 

"The Asian Elephant Foundation distributes monies raised to various projects and organizations in the 13 Asian range countries, solely dedicated to the wellbeing and conservation of the Asian Elephant. In addition to this, The Asian Elephant Foundation plays an active role in awareness and educational projects around the world." from the Foundations website:

My Mosha, entitled "Wild Life", tells a narrative which begins at the statue's trunk with Dita Von Teese's famous martini glass strip, swirling in her champagne glass. The bubbles turn into pink elephants, pachyderm skeletons in top hats and a beautiful Dita flying in an intoxicating dance...
I am known for my wildlife paintings of burlesque, and pinup cheesecake. When I was asked to participate in this charity I thought about the original 1890's Moulin Rouge in Paris, with it's very large exterior elephant structure, and of Josephine Baker, performing in 1920's Paris, a world famous burlesque star, who collected statues of these beloved elephants.

My last 3 months I have been creating a painting covering Mosha's beautiful fiberglass form. Adoringly doting on trunk and belly, loving this precious baby from her head to her toes, this has been a labor of love. 
As I worked, I was thankful that such a magical creature exists on this planet, and my hope is that there will be a place for her in all of our futures.