A Visit to the Seattle Aquarium

September 10-13, 2010 at the Edgewater Hotel in Downtown Seattle was filled with observing, wandering and painting. I gained inspiration from an unlikely source: Our own Seattle Aquarium! Two of my new paintings are based on the octopus’ round tentacles. The new works have a sort of sea-like landscape, but are also abstracted, based on my sense of color, shape, dimension and canvas organization. The natural world, mixed with abstracted design, is continuing to occupy my canvases.