Author Archives: Cynthia Armstrong

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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Espaliered Pears

These three lovelies were growing espalier at Filoli.  They got me all excited about pear season.   So, I rushed home and did this watercolor study.  I’m rather pleased with it.   You can purchase it at Daily Paintworks.com, just click on … Continue reading

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I’m now selling on Daily Paintworks.

  I have set up a marketing presence on Daily Paintworks.   I’ll be posting new work every day (or there abouts) for sale.   You can see (and bid) on this painting, Shallots & Onion there now.

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What’s up next!

  I’m thrilled to announce thatI will be taking part in a group show at the Studio Gallery in San Francisco! Here are the particulars: tiny – small pieces under $500, November 14th – December 22nd, 2104.  Opening reception: Sunday … Continue reading

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Open Studios 2014 Art Tour

My weekend for the Santa Cruz Open Studios Art Tour is October 11 & 12.   This last year I’ve taken a number of workshops with artists I really admire: Carol Marine, Ruth Korch, and Dana Hooper.   I’ve learned so much … Continue reading

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First Friday PopUP Museum Sketch Crawl!

  About: An ephemeral ‘happening’, in collaboration with the Museum of Art & History, check out the MAH link to learn more! Where: Abbott Square, brick patio near LuLu Carpenter’s When: First Friday, October 4th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. What to bring: Bring … Continue reading

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June First Friday Downtown Santa Cruz

Talk about an embarrassment of riches….I’ve been invited to take part in TWO First Friday events for the month of June! I’ll be meeting and greeting people at Chefworks, 1527 Pacific Avenue,  Santa Cruz from 6pm to 9pm.  I have … Continue reading

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June Sketch Crawl – June 29 Gilroy Gardens Free Artist Access Day!!!!

Our second June sketch crawl is a visit to the Gilroy Gardens to take advantage of their FREE Artist Access Days! It’s a great opportunity to have fun and make art at a truly unique venue.  And a great deal: … Continue reading

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June Sketch Crawl – Sierra Azul Nursery – June 22

The first of our June sketch crawls will be at the Sierra Azul Nursery and Sculpture Garden, Watsonville.  Let’s meet up from 2 pm to 4;30;  don’t forget all your outdoor essentials and be prepared to spend quality quiet time … Continue reading

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