Friday, April 27, 2012

Carolina Opry

Last year when Keri and I went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we got to go to the Carolina Opry.
It was awesome. The music was the best! This guy was one of the many photos I took while enjoying the music and dancing.
This is the technique I learned from Kay Smith using phone book pages glued down, then painted with gouache. It also has some collage.  The saxophone is done with the torn paper like I do my other collages.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Quiet Place

Keri and I found this place while we were in Wyoming or Montana, a few years ago.
 I am not sure which because it all ran together for miles and miles!  It was so beautiful and quiet there.
Art Colony has a challenge each month, and for April it was water, so this is my painting for this month.
It is done on Windsor Newton hot press paper and gouache. It has a different look than transparent watercolor.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


These poor old ladies!  I took the photo off of an old black and white movie. They were at a wedding, watching the bride and groom come out of the church.  I can see some changes that need to be made,
 but is just for fun.  It is the new technique that I learned from Kay Smith, from Big Spring, TX.
Check out her work. She is an awesome artist, teacher and person.
This is done by gluing phone book pages down, then tearing off. Then painted with gouache.It also has some other collage.  The two outside ladies coats are collaged.  The middle one has a collaged scarf.
 It is such fun.
I have a new one started. Hope I don't ruin him!
My camera made them too red. It could be the book pages underneath that gives it that look.

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...