Thursday, September 30, 2010

Apple Bucket

This is 11x15 detail from a larger painting of an old wooden porch scene. Since it is now apple season I thought I'd post this one which is SOLD.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cheeky Cherub

22x15 Caran d'Ache watersoluble crayons on Saunders 140 CP paper with colored pencil. This work is another for our upcoming holiday angels exhibition with Caboose Watercolor Society.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mule Train

18x24 watercolor on Canson 140 lb block, American Journey/Daniel Smith paints, drawn for WetCanvas.com Weekend Drawing Event challenge. Participants are given 2 hours to choose a photo and draw or paint it. If not done by then you should take a photo, post that, then continue til finished, posting your completed painting for other artists to view and critique.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stock Market

15x22 watercolor demo done today in Snyder. I used Saunders 140 lb CP paper with American Journey paints and Daniel Smith.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tintern Abbey Cows, Wales UK

11x15 watercolor from my May 2010 photo taken in Wales of these cows grazing next to the famous abbey.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It Has Been a Year!

We are celebrating that it has been one year since Nita built my beautiful blog! Thanks to all my followers who keep growing in numbers. Thanks to her for all her hard work.

Here's a little info about the above work:

20x16 Arches CP 140 lb, Daniel Smith paints. I took this terrible watercolor done a few years ago of a woman holding a basket of flowers, and added flower shapes cut out of gift wrap, photos, and cocktail napkins glued on as collage. Her petticoat stencil was done with a paper lacy placemat. It is still bad but better than before. I shouldn't have put a red flower so close to her leg and might still cover it with another color so it reads better. Have more fun ideas brewing in this warped brain for me to do and you to enjoy looking at.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dave the Cat

15x11 watercolor and pastel of Dave, Lin's (of WetCanvas) kitty who lives in the UK, courtesy photo. Included in the current weekend drawing event participants have 2 hours to complete a painting with furnished references, with challenges sometimes added. One of Lin's challenges was to use mixed media so I added pastel accents hoping to catch the disdain on Dave's face along with the haughty grandeur of a tomcat.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dark Red Amaryllis

32x22 acrylic on black painted paper, ink, pastel on these amaryllis drawn from life.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rusted Jimmy

11x15 watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper of this vintage 1951 GMC truck that used to be dark green. Cracked, rusted, and now out to pasture it sits. May it rust in peace.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Unseen Servant

15x22 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb hot press paper, American Journey paints. Drawn from an antiques store statue, this praying angel offers up her prayers for us earthlings. The background is made up.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Black Beauty

30x22 watercolor from the studio black hollyhocks, so dramatic and ever the swashbucklers of the garden. This one is SOLD.

New Flower Painting Blog

Fernando Pena has started a new flower painting blog that you can see here and I'm thrilled he invited me. Please check it out and sign up to be a follower; some gorgeous artwork to be seen and enjoyed. There is a translation button from Spanish to English, etc.

If this link does not work try this: http://pinturadeflores.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Magic Garden Kitty

11x15 watercolor of Kathy's (from WetCanvas) black cat Juliet. I changed the background to be that of a magic garden atmosphere in which she is dreaming of her Romeo.