"Peace," acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20, by Mary Gow

“Peace,” acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20, by Mary Gow

Ever since I took Fashion Illustration class at City College in San Francisco this past summer I’ve been painting and drawing almost every day.

Don’t you like the compactness of classes in the summer? Six weeks of three times a week equals the 17 weeks in fall or winter semester. It’s so efficient.

There were two course instructors. Lorraine Wilner and Paul Gallo. Wilner taught the first three weeks and Gallo taught the last three.

It was from inspiration from Gallo that I decided to keep up the painting and drawing. Thank you Paul Gallo!

My daily paintings have become a meditation practice. I don’t have preconceived ideas of what’s going to appear on the canvas. I’m just going with the flow.

Above is recent painting I titled “Peace.” Holding thoughts of Peace now, more than ever.