Spent the afternoon staffing the Viva Gallery in Studio City, CA, with another very interesting woman, Barbara Byrne, a collage artist, who also crafts and wears gorgeous handmade jewelry. So many talented people out there! Am in a joyous mood, thrilled to be exhibiting a couple of paintings, joyous to be included among other extremely talented well known painters, foremost of whom is Brenda Swenson, almost a neighbor, who does such wonderful work. http://www.swensonsart.net/ She took a prize in this show (special honors) "H20 in 2010", the show mounted by the Valley Watercolor Society. Below: "The Forbidden Fruit", a fabulous example of Brenda's wonderful negative painting style. I had such a good time talking to the visitors on this incredibly rainy Saturday.