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.


'Smile'  is an acrylic painting of my friend Pat.   She is always taking photos of everybody,  esp at the community happenings!...