Sunday, March 18, 2018

Smoke'n Canon

I did this for a photographer friend in Lubbock. She took some art photos, and we exchanged our crafts! It was fun to have the photo taken...and it was fun to create this piece for her.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Sadie is my daughters sort of new puppy. She has had her a few months. She is such a sweet little girl. Loves everybody!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

More sketching. I am getting ready to teach a watercolor workshop in Las Cruces NM.
We will do old vehicles and Rust!  I did the small value study to see where I wanted the light to come from..

Monday, March 12, 2018

My Neighbor

My neighbor is worse than I am with a camera! anytime you see her in public she shoots your photo! She is a hoot, so I took her taking a photo of me, while I took one of her.
such a fun person!!

Practicing drawing people

People are hard, and I have been trying to get better at drawing them!  The man is drawn with a sketch and wash pencil.  Barbara was drawn with a pencil then watercolor. She was fun to do.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

ArtGraf Sketch

I wanted to try the new watercolor graphite.  It is great to work with, after you sort of get the hang of it. you use your watercolor brush and water, and you can layer it to keep getting darker and darker. I drew it with black ink.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Cowboy Sketch

I am trying to get better with portraits. This was just an ad we got in the mail so I tried to draw the man on it.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Thistle and Rust

Another Rusty painting in preparation for Las Cruces NM.  I love old cars.  This one is on the side of the road close to Sweetwater, TX.

Thursday, February 22, 2018


I am so excited! I just can't believe it!  My workshop in Italy is sold out.  I never thought it would be.  We are all so excited about our October adventure.  I plan on posting(I hope i can)  so you can go along with us!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Old Camper

This was a messed up page in my sketchbook, so i coated it with a layer of Casein, then when dry, I drew this scene from New Mexico with a pencil, and painted it with Casein.  My first Casein painting and it is hard to manipulate! Plus I don't like the smell.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Old Vehicles

I am getting ready to teach a workshop in Las Cruces NM, and they wanted to do old vehicles and rust! So here are a few new things in preparation.

Monday, February 19, 2018


I was asked to do a horse for a fb friend.  It is her neice on her horse. I was a little skeptical but tried it, and she seemed pleased with it.

I hope she's happy with it!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

30 Day Sketchbook Challenge

I did the 30 day sketchbook challenge. This is a collage of the 30 days plus 2 days in February.
I have decided to include my sketches along with the watercolors and collages from  now on, instead of having a separate blog.  Now it will all be together.
We had a prompt for everyday. I did skip a couple days, due to not being home or not wanting to draw something weird.
I enjoyed the ones I did though!  I do love to draw while watching Television.  Drawing everyday has made such a difference!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


i am trying to paint as much as possible and i worked on this floral. One is small and the dark one is larger. I plan on doing some more to the dark background, since I am not happy with it.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Ride the Fence

I hope to be able to paint more this year. I started out with a 6x8 gessoboard. drawing with my brush and acrylics, a saddle hanging on a fence, then after painting it with acrylic i went over it with oil.