Friday, July 5, 2019

More Confetti Flowers

I am still filling the sketchbook with the flowers. I have sold 4 of them. I decided why not!  I love the paper and so what if its in a book? I just carefully  remove the page.  Blue and White Stripe Vase ,
A Sticky Situation and Yellow and Purple.



Thursday, July 4, 2019

Cuba January 2020



 CUBA 2020





 Jan.9-19,2020 we are taking a group of sketchers/artists to Cuba. 
If you are interested you need to 
sign up soon.The space is limited.
 If You do not want to sketch or paint 
 you don't have to. 
You may want to photo everything!
Just come along for the trip and
 witness an unbelievable country.

The details are

Colorful City

I took a workshop with Kristy Patterson from Oklahoma on making gelli prints.  You have wasted acrylic paint that you clean of your brayer, and mine ended up being a fun cityscape. It wasn't planned, until at the end of the day I saw what was there on the paper! I cut out the entire shapes and glued to a 24x36 canvas, and then added some more paint and pieces to it.  It was such fun working on it.  I hated for it to end. Now start something new. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Steps to painting my fun Confetti Flowers

I start out with an idea and put down shapes  of color , splattering some along the way.
When its dry, I use permanent ink and a fountain pen and draw flowers and leaves, and Whatever I want for a vase.
Then I start building the image , painting some gouache on the flowers, splattering, and painting the background with black gouache. When that is dry I use scrapbook paper and put small pieces of paper in just a few places. I have had a lot of fun just drawing and painting and not worrying about realistic pieces.

Step one you can see how loose this is. I just used a brush and let the paint bleed into itself. 
Step two I drew flowers onto the colors with ink.
Step three I added gouache splatters, and little squares., some shape to the vase with watercolor.
Step four was the last step and it is some collage.




Sunday, May 19, 2019

Confetti Flowers

I have been painting more of the fun flowers. I am going to try to fill the sketchbook with them but now sure i will want to do that many!  It is really good practice just putting paint down, and working with it.




Monday, May 6, 2019

Texas Watercolor Society Show

It is so exciting to get an email that starts with...congratulations You have a painting accepted
in the 70th annual exhibition of the Texas Watercolor society. The show is in San Antonio, TX May 29-August 15  Carol Carter was the Juror.
'Bad Hair Day' 
Also my Cloudcroft Class is full, and that is exciting. I am honored people want to learn from me.




Sunday, May 5, 2019

New Mexico watercolor Society Show

I entered the New Mexico watercolor show and was accepted.  John Salminen was the judge.
I received an award on my painting ‘Nashville’
The QoR award is a brand of paint. The inspiration came from a trip to Nashville.



More Confetti Flowers

I am still filling the sketchbook with the flowers. I have sold 4 of them. I decided why not!  I love the paper and so what if its in a book...