Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Singer

This man was Lauries Goldstein-Warren's  photo.  She is teaching the online course.  For me it is hard to copy some one else's drawing. I wanted to follow along step by step.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Blue Shirt

So far this has to be my favorite. I used a stencil to draw the design on his shirt. This is acrylic. Poured. We are still only using gold, red, 2 blues, and black. It has helped me a lot to concentrate on what happens when you paint mixes instead of depending on using so many colors in my palette.
I took this photo at our neighbors branding day. All of these are for sale.  They are 15x22 unframed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

French's Bargains

I took this photo in Nashville, one year when we got stranded there.  This is an  Acrylic Pour.  I am beginning to really like the acrylic! With watercolor you can make a mess because it lifts.  The acrylic doesn't.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Cabo Guitar

I took his photo in Cabo. He was walking around playing wanting tips.  I 'think' this was my first acrylic.  I kept putting it off because I had not used it.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Night Rider

We are on week 5 I think! It is a fast pace and I am having problems keeping up! This was a challenge.  I really love western art. I am sure I have mentioned that here before!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

More Portraits

 I enjoy doing portraits, even though I know nobody wants them hanging on their walls!
The cowgirl and forest ranger were in Wyoming, and the young girl was at a demo that I was doing several years ago, and she allowed me to take her photo.

Friday, May 22, 2020

New Work

I have been working pretty hard trying to improve on my painting. I wish it wouldn't take so long! I have so much to learn.
I started an 8 week  online class  with Laurie Goldstein Warren and have enjoyed it a lot.
 We have 2 online demos a week and once a week a zoom meeting. We are using liquid watercolors or acrylic. Our choice.  All of these are watercolor.  If you paint or want to learn, she is an awesome teacher, mentor and friend.

The Church sold and that is exciting when someone likes your work enough to pay for it!  I will be selling all of these for the same price. They are big. They will frame out about 22x28 or 30x32 'ish'.
1. Junk Yard
2. Monday Wash
3.Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A little Birdie Told Me

This is our daughter when she was 6-7 years old. I have had this photo for a long time. I always loved it, because she is such a caring 'take care of' person. She was then and is still that way. They found this little bird in the yard and she was so careful in holding it, and wanting to take care of it. It is funny that I remember that day, and I remember her little blue summer outfit.  Maybe that's why we take so many photos, to help us remember. I regret that we didn't have a good camera 'back then'.  Families are so lucky now.  They can take a photo every day. What a blessing.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Flowers painted with watercolor and gouache

This is painted first with watercolor then went over it to brighten it with gouache.
I love gouache!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Confetti Circles

these are still fun. I have done several  A whole sketchbook full.
This one is confetti cirlces for Obvious reasons! The little bird is in several of these.
 I carved it from linoleum.  This is watercolor and gouache.

Friday, April 24, 2020


This exercise was using 2 colors.  Black and  another color.  You take your photo and posterize it in adobe or an app on your phone. It helps you see the values. (dark and light)

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Look this way!

I got a photo of my daughter 'somewhere' and painted it in acrylic on paper. Still working on 'hands'

Saturday, February 29, 2020


'Smile'  is an acrylic painting of my friend Pat.  
She is always taking photos of everybody, 
esp at the community happenings!
Not only is she an awesome friend and person, she is top notch photographer! 
This was a lot of fun mainly because I have been in her lens many times!
 I actually took this photo as she was taking mine at our annual rodeo.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Collage of Confetti Flowers

I have had a lot of fun with these flowers, that I named Confetti Flowers. Here are 26 of them. I have done more than that..Not sure exactly. These are for available. I have sold some of them.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Olive Tree Artist

While in Tuscany we visited a man who carves Olive tree wood. The wood has to be very old to use it. He had stacks and stacks of it. His work is amazing and beautiful.  Perfect in every way.  Such pride in his work.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Our Waiter

This was a young man who waited on us in Albuquerque at a great Mexican Food Restaurant.  He was so cute and friendly. A really good server.  I ask if I could take his photo and he smiled real big and gave the thumbs up sign. I already painted him with his hands in the painting but wanted to just do his face.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

a Day Late!

I am a day late posting my valentine confetti, but it's never to late to tell someone you love them!

just a fun flower with a heart vase!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Sunflower Confetti

I am back painting more Confetti Flowers.  
On this sunflower i put down lots of yellow watercolor, then with ink I drew the flowers.  
Then finished the rest with gouache and lots of splatters!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Red Show

The Red Show in Lubbock starts soon, and these are my two entries.  These are acrylic on heavy paper.

Friday, January 31, 2020

In the Garden

Last year on my way home from teaching in Cloudcroft, NM I stopped at the Hondo Iris Farm, and got a photo of this cement statue in all the flowers.  This is painted in gouache and is larger than my other Confetti paintings.
This was a fun painting for me! I enjoyed it.

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.

The Singer

This man was Lauries Goldstein-Warren's  photo.  She is teaching the online course.  For me it is hard to copy some one else's drawi...