Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Poinsettias are one of my favorite flower to paint. This one I cann "The Drama Queen" I think all the rich reds and the dark darks make this painting very good.

Monday, November 29, 2010


I did this a while back using acrylics. It was so fun and easy to do, but I still really love watercolor.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Little Carly

This painting I just finished, and am glad to be moving on. Portraits are challenging, and little ones especially so. Those little eyes were probably the hardest, but those stars on the flag were also not so much fun. Anyway here she is all done, and I'm moving on to something else. More portraits probably.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Another in my Why I Love Florida series

Another why I love Florida. Shoes are not an option. Flip flops are the way to go!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tin Man

You just gotta love this guy. How fun he was to paint. I used a photo by a friend of mine, Leisa Walker. The splatter is a little much, but the grasshopper is right on!! Lots of fun to do.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Introducing Vienna and Olivia

These little sweeties are 3 months old. They are fraternal twins, belong to a co-worker of mine. I so wanted to paint them, as I haven't had much luck painting babies. Their skin is so fragile, and hard to capture. This one is done. I learned so much, but see some things that are not quite right. They are so cute tho.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hibiscus painting

Hibiscus flowers are my favorite, and I enjoyed painting this one. Leisa Walker graciously let me use a photo she had taken for this one. Thanks Leisa. I hope to do one in yellow.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tiny hand

This painting is called "Tiny Hand" - One of the most challenging paintings I have done to date. So many things to remember, skin color, lights and darks and shape. I'm really going to have to do more of these, because they are so fun to do.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Two Boats

Painting done in a Workshop with Joe Garcia. Love the scene. Hope to do another one soon.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise done in Joe Garcia workshop.

Wave study.


This is Mouser. This painting was done during a Joe Garcia workshop. He is an incredible instructor. I'm trying to decide what to do with the background, if anything.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rose study. Roses are hard to paint. I often get lost in the petals. This one turned out ok. On to something else.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I spent the afternoon painting rocks. What a fun and easy painting this was. Its 1/4 sheet Arches cold press. I don't have a name for it yet. Maybe Granite Rocks?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This month's project was monochomatic painting - and this crystal bowl was a group project. WOW. I have not attempted painting glass before, and I learned so much. I used Ultra-marine blue. I kind of like how it came out.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Candied Apple

This candied apple painting is from the WCW January Monthly painting group challenge. I really love working with the reflections of the Apple. It was a fun painting to do.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Red Barn

This old Red Barn landscape was done in workshop with Ann Breckon. Thanks Ann. Landscapes are hard for me. I feel this needs a little bit of tweaking, but I love the barn. Colors are wonderful.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fishing for dinner

Quick study on painting sand water and sea grass. Learned so much with this one. Need more work on water and shadows.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas poinsettia, 2009

Everyone was painting poinsettia's during the holidays. This is one that I finished. I love the pink colors. I have it matted and framed. I think I know what to do with it.

Leisa's monarch x 2

Butterflies are beautiful and wonderful to paint. This painting is from a photo taken by Leisa, who graciously allowed me to paint it. I love everything about this painting, and it looks so much better in real life. The picture does not do justice to it. I can't wait to get it framed. Thanks Leisa.