Author Archives: Cynthia Armstrong

National Public Garden Workshops

I’ll be teaching a series of 3 botanical themed workshops at the UCSC Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. May 15, 16, & 18, 2019. https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/news-events/events/left-nav-page.html

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Salt Spring Island Art Retreat

Watercolor Sketching the Pacific Northwest This art retreat is designed to capture the nature and spirit of the Pacific Northwest, a place where sky, water, and land meet in ever changing light and movement. Our class will explore the beauty … Continue reading

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Art in the Garden

Thrilled to be an ‘Artist in the Garden’ during the Home Garden Tour sponsored by the UCSC Arboretum – April 27, 2019; 10am to 4pm I’ll be hosted by a generous Arboretum supporter, meeting and greeting visitors as I paint … Continue reading

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Student Reviews – Santa Cruz Art League

“Bijou” – French for Jewel (Bijou Box = Watercolor kit for the field)   One of the many things I learned in “Keeping a Nature Sketchbook” class, Cynthia is a jewel in our community!  Santa Cruz is lucky to have such … Continue reading

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Excited to be part of the ‘tiny’ show!

Thrilled to be taking part in this year’s ‘tiny’ show at the Studio Gallery, November 8th – December 23rd, 2108. Reception: Sunday November 11th. Studio Gallery 1641 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109. 415.931. 3130

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Holiday Watercolor Workshop

I’m getting into the holiday spirit early, prepping for the Santa Cruz Art League Holiday Watercolor Workshop.   December 9, 2018, from 10am to 4pm.   Loads of fun holiday projects and sweet treats.   

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SCAL Spotlight Gallery

I’m thrilled to have been asked to participate at the Santa Cruz Art League, with samples of my science illustration work featured in their Spotlight Gallery.  I was a sort of ancillary participant in their Planet Pulse show.  

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Return to SCAL

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Botanical revisted

My friend, Gerardo Aymard, sent me a photo today of the  plant he had me illustrate back in 2003: Tetracera boomii G.Aymard C.   I had a plant pressing to work from….dead, brown, not terribly exciting.   Nice to see it in … Continue reading

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Persimmons

I was recently introduced to Fuyu persimmons by a friend.   Love the orange-ness and not a bit astringent….two great reasons to have them around.

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