Wednesday, January 28, 2015


After a long absence filled with fun I decided to have some more fun with watercolor.  This was an image I'd had on my desk for a long time.  It is an Australian Cattle Dog who can get things done with a look.
5x7 watercolor

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eyes on the Prize

I have not perfected scanning and merging the two scans but for now this is for your viewing pleasure and imagination.

watercolor 12x12

Friday, August 22, 2014

"James Taylor"

A day full of surprises and joy for my biggest fan.

9x12 watercolor

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ben and Neigh

My 3 year old grand nephew was out to visit last month and met the horses.  His favorite companion is Neigh.  Not sure if his love of Neigh transfers to actual horses but he had a good time with his grandmother grooming and riding.  I had this sweet picture to work from and used my recent workshop skills to paint another human being.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shirley revisited

I  was just not happy with the painting of Shirley that I did in the workshop so I decided to try again.  I did use what I learned and what I know and a different paper that I like better.  I am much happier with the results.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Back in business

I attended a Mary Whyte watercolor workshop as a Christmas present  from my husband.  It was held at the Chesapeake Fine Art Studio.  I had so much fun and learned a lot.  Mary was such a kind instructor and encouraging to all.  It was wonderful to just make art for 3 days and to talk to other artists.  I also stayed in a beautiful Bed and Breakfast, Maries Love Point B&B.  These are the three paintings I did- There are things I like and dislike about them all but I gained some insight into how to do things better the next time.  I tried to challenge myself with things I was uncomfortable with or unaccustomed to doing.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Morning has broken

Just got word that this painting has been juried into the Michiana Annual Art Competition at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI which runs June 20- Aug. 2. It is 24 x 36 oil on canvas and is titled "Morning Has Broken".