Friday, January 10, 2020

Wild Hair Day

I painted this last year but wanted to try a different approach. This man was in Las Cruces reading a sign in the park and the sun was behind him and the wind was blowing some. I just had to have his picture.  It is watercolor on Fabriano paper.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

30 Faces 30 Days

I signed up for a 30 daily class.  30 faces in 30 days, with Sktchy.  It is a group of artists that love to draw.
I am already behind, but I have 4 done.  We have other artists showing us different things to do.
Such as finding highlights, words that come to you, etc.  Just different things that help our portraits.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Say Cheese

'Say Cheese' is my first painting for 2020.  This was such fun to paint.  It is a dear friend and neighbor who is always taking photos of people in the community.  She was taking my photo at the rodeo and I put my camera up and took her picture.  This is definitely a picture of my friend Pat.
This is a not only a new year but a new decade! How exciting for it to be 2020!  I hope this 'decade' we will all grow and learn and be better people. My hope is to become a better person and painter.
Also, 2020 brings some fun things going on. I will be teaching again in Cloudcroft NM June 8-11.
am so excited about that. It's a wonderful little town in the mountains.  Then Sept 5-15 we meet up in Tuscany! Wow! come join us. It is something you will never forget or regret.   There are some other classes, etc along the way too.  I am excited what this year brings.  I pray that your year will bring a lot of happiness, and growth in whatever you love to do!  If you are interested in any of the workshops/classes get in touch with me.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019


This is the last painting for 2019.  It has been a good year. Lots of things going on.
I got to teach in Cloudcroft NM, which was truly a dream! I had a big class and we had a blast. I am going back in June, if you want to join us, you will love the cool mountains of NM.

This is done on paper, painted with acrylics. And I used some stencils too.
 I am still struggling with skin tones, etc with the acrylic. I am used to the watercolor mixing and making my colors!

I love western art and took this at our rodeo a couple of years ago.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Cabo Sunset

I took this photo in Cabo while we were waiting on the dinner cruise.
The sun was so bright and was cool coming through onto his face.  It is watercolor and 16x20 framed.  It won an award in the West Texas Watercolor Show in Lubbock, TX.   I am always honored to receive anything. 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas Angel

This is watercolor and gouache. I used a stencil and lifted parts of the background hoping it would look like stained glass.  I posted it on Facebook and it sold that day. This has a lot of paint on it. Several layers.

Friday, December 13, 2019

A Child is Born

I have painted several Nativities.  This one was fun.  I used the same technique  on the background
of lifting out color and repainting.

Wild Hair Day

I painted this last year but wanted to try a different approach. This man was in Las Cruces reading a sign in the park and the sun was behin...