Saturday, June 26, 2010

Joy in St. Ives

22x15 watercolor on Saunders Waterford 140 lb paper painted today; photo was of my dear friend Joy walking down a rough cobbled narrow street in Cornwall.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Magnolia Moment

15x22 watercolor of my aunt's magnolia tree branches and bloom, painted wet in wet, trying to capture the waxy texture of its petals.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

St Ives Calla Lilies

15x22 watercolor on Saunders Waterford 140 lb cold press paper, painted this afternoon from one of many photos taken in Cornwall. Of course the background is my own interpretation.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Girl Talk

FINISHED version 9x12 cropped, addition of darker top 1/3 for contrast and easier eye movement throughout the piece.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Girl Talk - French cafe scene WIP

12x18 inches WIP (work in progress) on Bienfang paper with charcoal, grey and black Tombow brush pens, 6B drawing pencil, carpenter's pencil to draw and used water to blend. Photo courtesy of Robert S.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


15x22 mixed media collage using tissue paper, giftwrap from the dollar store, acrylics, fluid acrylic inks, pastels, crayon, markers, and black gutta bottle to make stems. All this on the backside of a failed watercolor too awful to show. Stamping done with fluorescent acrylics and bubble wrap along with bottle caps, round brass ring, and jar bottoms.

Instructions on how to do this type art can be found in May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine.

Life Drawing in St. Ives

Drawn and painted from life in about 10 minutes at the Tate Gallery painting school in Cornwall a few weeks ago. Paper is handmade purchased there, A4 size (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches), American Journey paints.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

St. Ives Painting School, Cornwall UK

Here I am on 29 May at the Tate Gallery painting school in St. Ives, Cornwall. We were getting ready to do life drawing/painting with a lovely model for several hours. What a fantastic experience to do art right on the coast of England! I'm in front of a large upper story north light window.

Friday, June 11, 2010


15x11 watercolor of Mollie's kitty named Neiman after the famous ritzy Dallas store. Neiman is very gorgeous and she knows it! This calico has cat-titude!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Abilene Antiques Store Chair w/ Quilt

15x11 watercolor of an old seatless white wicker chair holding a handmade quilt on the antique store porch. In this Abilene, TX shop it was like stepping back in time and I could imagine the old black proprietress sewing the quilt or perhaps sitting in the chair.

Saturday, June 5, 2010