California Light
California Light art
California Light, watercolor on paper.

Color Splash
Color Splash art
Color Splash, watercolor on paper.

Under Your Spell
Under Your Spell art
“Under Your Spell,” watercolor on paper.

Well, we’re just about into the holiday season now, so safe travels everyone and have a happy, happy Thanksgiving!!

Dream About Me, 4
Dream About Me, 4 art
Dream About Me, 4.

Dream About Me Series
Dream About Me Series art
Dream About Me, 2.

I haven’t painted in forever, but during one inspired session I managed to pop out a few pieces in one sitting. This first one is my fave from the session, and is the start of my new “Dream About Me” Series.

Dream About Me Series art
Dream About Me, 1.
Dream About Me Series art
Studio.
Dream About Me Series art
Dream About Me, 3 – IN PROGRESS.

Galactic Sway
Galactic Sway art

“Galactic Sway”
by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
5 x 8 inches

Galactic Sway art
(“Galactic Sway” detail)

Winter Tangle
Winter Tangle art

“Winter Tangle”
by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
5 x 8 inches

Winter Tangle art
(“Winter Tangle” detail)

Electric Nest
Electric Nest art

“Electric Nest”
by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
8 x 5 inches

Blue Swirls
Blue Swirls art

Here’s my latest watercolor…

“Blue Swirls”
by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
5 x 8 inches

Blue Swirls art
(close-up detail)

The Bay Bridge in Pen and Ink
The Bay Bridge in Pen and Ink art
The Bay Bridge, San Francisco. Pen and ink in a Moleskine journal. (40 minutes)

The America’s Cup is going on all summer in San Francisco and this was sketched in a newly opened park along the Embarcadero right next to the base of the Italian camp (hence the Italian flag and Luna Rossa tents).

Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl
Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
Ferry Building, pen and ink in a Moleskine journal. (40 minutes)

Last weekend close to 100 of us urban sketchers gathered for the first annual west coast urban sketch crawl. (Read more about Urban Sketching in my interview with Gabriel Campanario, founder of sorts, of the movement.) It was my first sketch crawl, and I must say I really enjoyed it. Here are snippets from the day:

Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
San Francisco financial district skyline as seen from the Embarcadero, pen and ink in a Moleskine journal. (45 minutes)
Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
Fellow sketch crawlers. (Photo from Urban Sketchers, SF Bay Area)
Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
Gott’s Roadside burger stand in the Ferry Building, pen and ink in a Moleskine journal. (30 minutes)
Urban Sketching in San Francisco for the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl art
Sharing sketches afterwards. (Photo from Urban Sketchers, SF Bay Area)

My First Tattoo Design
My First Tattoo Design art

Here’s my first translation of art into tattoo form! I was honored to be a part of the design behind this beautiful tattoo for Anne Jansen.

My First Tattoo Design art