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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Lucca Italy

The day we went into Lucca there was a little shop, with this HUGE tree over it, and the lime green caught my eye.  I am just now getting it sketched. We are going back to Tuscany in Septmeber 2020 if you want to join us! Now's the time to start saving. 
I drew this with a 551 Fude fountain pen in a 5x8 Handbook Sketchbook.  I painted with watercolor and gouache.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Crazy Cactus

Here is another collage, watercolor that I am experimenting with.  You can find these on Daily Paintworks for sale.

Daily Paintworks

New experiment

I have been experimenting  painting flowers, and i have been adding a lot of different things to them.
I don't consider myself a flower painter so I added paper and gouache to see what it would look like.
It has been fun. I have done several.
I have posted these on 'DailyPaintworks' for Sale .
Here is the address to my art.

 Daily Paintworks

This Red Tulip sold.

Thursday, March 28, 2019


I repainted one of my sketches for a facebook friend. It was in my sketchbook and didn't want to cut it out. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Italy Sketchbook.

I have been so behind with computer stuff!  It has been a month since I posted...
I have been filling a book just with Italy memories, and am almost thru. I have so many, I just made a collage of some of them. There are so many wonderful places and things we did, that I can't show it all.  The wonderful 'real' pizza we had! Damin, the Pizza chef was awesome..Karolina our hostess and chef was wonderful.  Dawid, Karolina's husband was so precious and took good care of everybody.  I loved seeing all the bikes, and clothes hanging out of the windows! And the concert! and many things.
Come go back with us in 2020!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dictionary Art

I have done a few more pages from the dictionary too. I am using watercolor and gouache as well as drawing them with ink.
The paper really works great, even though it is pretty old.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

New Paintings

I had more eye surgery for skin cancer on my eyelid, and had to have it sew shut for 7 weeks. While I was going through that I kept sketching and painting. These three portraits I did with only one eye. It was a challenge. I am proud of how they turned out.

The first one, was a waiter in Albuquerque NM and he let me take his photo! His name is Justin.
The second one I took in Florence Italy, and the last one was a man in Las Cruces reading a sign.  The sun was going down and his hair was really crazy!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Italy Sketches

l am starting a new sketchbook, hopefully day 1- day 10 of our Italy trip. These are some from around the villa and the church down the road.  The gate post was at the back of the beautiful old church. The clock, the cross, etc. was at the front.  The red flower and vase was on the table at the villa. by the beautiful pool. Karolina and Dawid know how to make people feel good and relax. What an awesome experience.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

More Sketches

I am really behind with my blog.  The door knocker was done with an ink brush. I saw this young man on facebook at a stock show so I ask his Mom if I could sketch it. It was a fun sketch!

 Store window reflections.
 Fun sketch of a couple on a mission!

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...