Saturday, November 28, 2020

Mary and Joseph

 I love doing a new Christmas painting each year.  This year is Mary and Joseph.




Monday, November 23, 2020

Summer Time

 Living on the farm makes you realize how much you need and love tractors! The sound, the smell, the memories! Not to mention we have John Deere tractors.What a wonderful life it is on the farm, even in the really hard years you still love it.  We live on the Powell Family farm, and live in the farm house that was put here in 1954.  I have loved living here even though I wasn't raised on the farm.  It has been a wonderful life raising our 2 kids!




Sunday, November 22, 2020

Memories of our Mom's

 This painting makes me think of my Mother and Kens Mother.  My mom sewed all the time

as did Ken's Mom but Kens did a lot of cut work embroidery.  This was poured with liquid acrylic.





Saturday, November 21, 2020

Live Your Passion

 I found the quote "live your passion' and it made me think of all the farmers I know. They are so passionate about their land,  equipment, and their crops. 

This is done with torn/cut paper from magazines.  It is 12"x24" on a stretched canvas. It is available for a new home!




Sunday, November 8, 2020

First Online Class- November 2

 I did my first online Class and it was a success.  I had 13 Students.  We did a snow artist.  We painted the card and they learned how to photo, edit and make into cards.




Friday, November 6, 2020

Pop Goes the Weasel!

 Our kids had a jack in the box and we all had such fun with it.  This was poured using 3 colors and black.  I love nostalgic subjects! Brings back a lot of fun memories.






Thursday, November 5, 2020

Mask from Florence

 

In Florence, Italy every where you looked there were masks! They were beautifully made. All wonderful colors. This was poured using 3 colors and black.









Thursday, October 15, 2020

Wine Label

 This older painting was used for a wine label. The grapes used for the wine are grown near here. 

Tokio Texas. The painting is Tokio Post Office from years ago.  


Society of Watercolor Artists

 ‘Daisies for Mom’

This painting was accepted into SWA in Ft. Worth, Texas. This photo belonged to a young Mom. Her sweet little boys have ponies and ride all the time. One of them picked the daisies for her. I asked her for permission to paint it. I just love this photo! This year because of COVID they allowed us to use other photos. 




Wednesday, October 14, 2020

New Mexico Watercolor Society

 My painting ‘Take the Reins’ was accepted In NMWS and won an MGraham award. 

MGraham is a brand of paint.

Mike Bailey was the judge.  





Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020

Odds and ends.

 Theses paintings are just different paintings. Some done on iPad using procreate.
















Sunday, October 11, 2020

New paintings

 I have been so behind on posting new work. I have been painting ...

I took an 8 week online class and it was pouring watercolor.  That is mixing watercolor into a liquid state and pouring on the drawing. 

I have sold a couple of them. Two have gotten into shows and won











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
4.Reflections
5.Abandoned




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

Experimeting

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)



Mary and Joseph

 I love doing a new Christmas painting each year.  This year is Mary and Joseph.