Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Still life

I had so much fun painting this still life! I found the reference photo on Wet Canvas.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It has been along time!

Oh my how time flies! I apologize for being gone so long! I will be updating my blog in the next few days.

Early Summer started out with a lot of garden work. My garden is my other pallet. My flowers are my pigments. The soil my medium. My flowers are my soul and inspiration.

However a very painful injury to my shoulder knocked me down for weeks! My right arm was all but useless. So frustrating! All better now. I just can't run out and work as hard as I did 30 years ago it seems!

After some issues with our Mothers' health my husband and I have just been playing catch up with life. Getting a few small and large projects marked off my never ending list.

Gave my kitchen a little updating. So pretty now. I'll post after pictures soon.

Pictures of the garden also. Got a little behind on it.. Every year I say I must cut back and edit my plants. Then I dig, divide, transplant and find something new....

I will start my blogging promise with a picture of one of my lilies, "Vemeer" Enjoy!

Be back soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Watercolor, Teasing Brother

This is a recent watercolor I completed a few months ago. I entered it in the 52nd Juried Spring Exhibition at the Morris Graves Museum of Art.

I was thrilled it was juried into the show and that it received "Best Portrait" It feels so good to have my art recognized!

I am so grateful for the photographer, Nina de Villeneuve, for graciously giving me me permission to use her photo as a reference! I just had to paint these children!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Watercolors

Remembering Spring and Summer

I love the Clematis! I have several most willing to take turns showing off! This is an older one, name long forgotten that has spent the last ten years blooming in a weeping plum tree.

My new peony bloomed for the first time last spring and graciously posed for me!


Before you eat your veggies...Paint them!

Verde, Rojo y Caliente!

I'm always exploring different subjects to paint! I browse the produce isle and pick items that would make a good composition! I'm sure many artists look at food this way!

Painting of Grandaughters

My Grandaughters, Madilyn at 6, Alivia at 7. I am working on my portait painting.
To get where I want to be I have a lot of hard work ahead of me. Especially I need to get better references!
Here is a slideshow of the day I took the reference for this one!


Friday, October 23, 2009

My cat Sherman

This is Sherman. Besides sleeping, napping, resting, relaxing this is his favorite activity!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Comunication

Watercolor 11x16
I enjoyed a photoshoot last spring at a horsemanship clinic by a very knowledgable trainer.
He communicated both with horse and rider.
There will be more paintings of this man and horses.