Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The NWWS 2009 Waterworks Show is winding down. We are currently in the process of accepting paintings for our 2010 Open Show. Joe Garcia will be our Juror, and the show is being held downtown Seattle at the Seattle Trade and Convention Center. It will be so much fun. Have to get something ready to enter into the show.
Friday, October 30, 2009
I submitted this painting into the Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks 2009. It was accepted into the show. The juror is well known Watercolor Artist Christopher Schink. I am so proud!!!! It took it to the framer and had a wonderful frame and mat put on it and it looks wonderful. Our reception ceremony was last night. There were at least 100 people there. This painting is hanging proudly at the Kaewyn Gallery in Bothell, WA, until the show ends on November ends on November 24th. This is the very first time I have had a painting accepted into a show, in fact its only the second time I have ever entered. I feel blessed, and will continue painting birds. They are a wonderful subject for a painting.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I just got back from attending a workshop in Rockaway Beach, with watercolor artist and teacher Susie Short. We were learning to paint waves/water. This is the first painting we finished. I love it. Wish the sky wasn't quite so pastel. Will work more on waves.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
This painting is from a photo of a lily growing in my front yard. It has a wonderful sweet scent. Beautiful. The painting is not as good as I wish, but I am putting it aside so I can move on. I may try this again, or another similar one.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Go Gunner Go!!!! This is a Work in Progress. I have lots to do before I can sign it and call it finished, but - I love this shot. Gunner will have his first birthday next weekend. He loves to hang out with his brother and sister. In this shot they are going shopping. Look at his little feet trying to keep up with Michael. What fun he is. Grandkids are great. Love them all. Gunner - when this painting is done, sweetie it is all your. I love you - grandma.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Another Why I Love Florida!!!This heron followed us while we were walking down the beach at Manasota Key. He actually posed so I could snap his photo. I painted him and I'm happy with the way he turned out. I do need to work on painting water!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This is my grandson Michael. Watercolor painting from a photo Michael took of himself. He is a real character. He loves this hat, and wears it all the time. Portraits are difficult to do, but I am pleased with this one. It looks so much better in real life.
This is another take on Beanies. I like this one better than the last. I love all the colors, and the different textures of each one. It is difficult to capture the texture, but a great exercise. My granddaughters love these, and I am having copies made of this one for them.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
These flip flops was a quick and easy pastel I did on a brown paper grocery bag. I really have to invest in some pastel paper!!! Pastel is really fun to experiment with, because unlike watercolor you don't have to wait for them to dry!!!!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
This is a Watercolor 1\4 sheet Arches 140# paper. The little sweetie is my oldest grandson Michael. He was Captain for the day and took us for a boat ride around Lake Washington. This is almost finished, and has a seal of approval from the Little Captain himself
For a while now I have been wanting to try Pastels. I finally drew this off and jumped in. The paper is plain old brown paper grocery bag. This cat isn't finished, he needs spots, a chin and whiskers. I will post the finished version. I like using pastels, but need a blender and shader. Next I will try birds.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This is a small painting I did on Hot press paper. It was fun and easy to do. Hot prress paper is shiny and a little difficult to use. The paint is not absorbed as with Cold press paper. I kind of like this one.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
This big guy was done using a new technique for me called Batik. The paper is Rives, which is thinner than watercolor paper, but can stand the trauma of the color pencil, being dipped in the water, wadded up into a ball, ironed and then watercolor as the last step. This technique is perfect for elephants because they are naturally wrinkled. I will keep trying this because the outcome is always a surprise. You never know.
This painting is from a group called "Ocean worshipers". Its a group on the wevsite I draw and paint. This painting is 1/4 sheet Arches 140# cold press. The scan looks much darker than IRL. I love the canoers and water. I think the sky is too dark. The water is great.