Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sunset Dance

I am still working on hands, and using acrylic paint.  I am not used to using acrylics so is hard for me to do detail. I do love brush strokes though. I don't get them with watercolor so much. 
The photo of this belongs to my cousin's son, and I loved it so much I wanted to try to paint it.
It has hands, as well as the couple that are so cool!
This is a large painting. 22'x30' and is on Strathmore 100 lb drawing paper.  I love the way it paints and stays flat. 



Saturday, November 2, 2019

Confetti Flower

I had a watercolor I wasn't happy with so I worked it over with some gouache and collage! It is one of my favorites now.  It is in my Confetti collection now.  I am having a 2020 Calendar printed of 12 of them.  It was hard to choose which ones to use.  They can be framed if anybody wanted to do a small grouping of them.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Autumn

Another hand painting.  This one was very hard. I’m sure they are not right but have to
Move on.  We are working on exaggerated hands so that why so much emphasis on them.
For some reason this reminded me of falling leaves while
I worked on it, so I named it Autumn.





Friday, October 25, 2019

The Dancer

I am still working on the Hand online class. This is the second painting, using 2 hands.  The instructor made hers with a bathing suit and big legs, but  i turned mine into a dancer  It was such fun. I started by drawing on my 100 lb paper, then I went over it with white gesso.  After that was dry I used a large alphabet stencil that I love. I painted over it with the turquoise and purple.
 Then from there I drew my figure, and then painted using acrylics and a 2" brush.
 I only used 3-4 colors.  White, buff, flesh, red oxide and a little red.  The background is purple and turquoise.
I drew the image with a charcoal pencil, then painted with out using any water. Just  a moist brush and paint. This was so much fun.  It is big. 20x26. 









Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hand Online Class

I love hands. I always look at peoples hands.  I believe they tell a story.
I saw a class offered. Just 6 sessions and I have really enjoyed it. The only thing is they are done with acrylics and I hate to wash brushes.
hand #1, hand #2 and  hand#3

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Louisiana Watercolor Society Show

I am grateful that the judge chose two of my entries for the show in November.  It will be in Covington LA.

Bad Hair Day and Purple Cactus were accepted.  This is my first time in their show.


Monday, September 30, 2019

SWA Show

'Thumbs Up' was accepted into the SWA show in Ft.Worth.  It is the Society of Watercolor Artist.
I am excited and honored to included, esp with a portrait!  This cute young man was our waiter in Albuquerque NM last year.  I asked if if I could photo him, and he gave me the Thumbs up sign.
He seemed thrilled I wanted his photo.


Sunday, September 29, 2019

New Work

I have been working on some portraits as well as some other ideas.  I have already done a paper collage of this girl from Memphis but I wanted to do a watercolor of her. So far I have named it 'Memphis' like the other one until I can think of something else!
The clothes line is a painting from a clothes line I saw in Italy. The title is 'Full Moon'
THe bottom one is 'Purple Cactus' painted using watercolor and gouache.



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Marty

Marty is from New Mexico and such a happy fun lady! She let me take some pictures of her. I enjoy painting portraits and it was fun to do this one.  I tried to keep up with the steps.










Monday, September 2, 2019

The Tattoo

My cousin was at the beach and someone took a great photo of her. I ask if I could try to paint it. I am not as happy with it as I would like, and I may try to do it again. Staci is so pretty, and was fun trying to portray her.  This is watercolor on Fabriano watercolor paper.


Two New Portraits

I really enjoy the portraits, they are a challenge to really get a likeness!  The man was in Cabo, waiting on the dinner cruise, and the woman was in Memphis on the street. 

Cabo Sunset




 Turquoise Acessories

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Friday Class-The White House

We still meet on the third Fridays to paint. we always have such fun.  I had a photo from South Carolina, and i put it in Adobe and worked on it, brightened it, etc. removed a sign. then the bottom one is the watercolor painting.





Friday, August 30, 2019

Portrait Workshop with David Lobenberg

A friend and I went to Cloudcroft to take a workshop from David Lobenberg. It was a really great fun workshop. Of course Cloudcroft  NM is always awesome!

We use stencils to make textures on our paintings.








Saturday, August 3, 2019

New Cactus

I had a request to paint another cactus so I ended up doing 2. One sold as well as a bird sketch.
This little mama dove was setting on her nest in our tree.  I named it 'Home Sweet Home'


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. 

Sunset Dance

I am still working on hands, and using acrylic paint.  I am not used to using acrylics so is hard for me to do detail. I do love brush strok...