Friday, May 14, 2010

Website Gallery is Down

Just like "Porch Pusses" peeping in the backdoor, people have contacted me about my website's gallery being blank, temporarily I hope, so please like these cats, be patient. So sorry!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Shell Game

5.5 x 7.5 watercolor on 140 lb Arches cold press paper, AJ paints, done today in about 45 minutes. Some negative painting, splattering, and minimal glazing can be seen here. Shells are imaginary. I tried to emulate water softly ebbing and flowing over the tiny stones, beach debris, and shells partially submerged.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Demo Windowsill with Red Pepper for Noonday class

15x22 watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper. It was the first demo for Noonday's workshop participants, painted in under 2 hours wet into wet. I tried to show them how to do negative painting as noted in the herb pot's leaves.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Demo White Hollyhocks for Noonday Workshop

15x22 watercolor I did last Saturday at East Texas workshop in Noonday. Pencil drawing already done on 140 lb cold press Kilimanjaro paper, and painting completed in under 2 hours wet in wet using 1" flat Kolinsky sable. This is based on my photo of my own pale yellow hollies.
Instruction was on direct painting style/one application/3 values of darks first, medium, then light values.
This painting is SOLD.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

National Day of Prayer

On our National Day of Prayer, begun under President Truman, I am happy to post my watercolor of a church interior, 22x15 inches, painted Jan. 2009.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


22x30 full sheet, Best of Show winner from a few years back. Small geometric shapes of rectangles and circles were placed on the detailed drawing then each area was painted as if it was its own little painting. This was done wet on dry ln 140 lb cold press paper.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Basket Sellers Nassau

22x15 watercolor on 140 lb Saunders hot press paper, painted wet on dry. The photo I used is one of many taken on our last Nassau, Bahamas trip and loosely rendered. These women sat on boxes in street corners daily trying to market their wares.