Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another classical portrait study...

"Etude" - another in my series of classical
portrait studies in watercolor.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


A watercolor study inspired by studying beautiful old master drawings and wondering what they might look like in color...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wishing on a Shooting Star

Here's one just for fun...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Living is Easy...

Ahhhh Summertime! And these two have figured out how to enjoy it!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Land of Nod

5"X7" watercolor portrait practice... This is my friend's aunt visiting the Land of Nod during their vacation.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

DSFDF Challenge

"Memories of Days Gone By"
This is my effort for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

March of the Red Balls

And my final entry for May's Nibblefest contest...featuring my Australian Cattledog Dusty.

Bear Love...more Nibblefest

I haven't done colored pencil in awhile...this is a small ACEO painting for Nibblefest.

Something different for Nibblefest

The theme for this month's Nibblefest is "The Secret Life of Toys". I made this little hanging ornament piece using watercolor paper and little brads to hinge the arms and legs. I would probably do a few things differently next time but it was very fun to make! Something I've never tried before. The listings start at 5:00 tonight on ebay - all start at only 99 cents - the best deal around!! The winning auction is the one that gets the most different bidders bidding on it - aka "nibbles". I look forward to this each month as a fun challenge!

These are some of the "altered art" pages in my "altered book"... We each did a page in each other's books - "Mousekeeper" and "Dancing Madonna" were done by my talented collage artist friend Evelyn and "Fairy Tales Come True" was done by her talented sister Rosanne...the rest were done by yours truly. I can't thank Roseanne enough for letting us come over and spread all our stuff all over her house to create art for the weekend! And thanks to Evelyn for going with me and for her "obscure and constant" inspiration:) Thank you my friends!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Time is the coin of your life... It is the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be spent Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

I had the most wonderful weekend - spending my time just exactly as I wanted to spend it - visiting with friends, painting, soaking in the sunshine and the beauty of nature...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Best new artwork award from Zazzle!*/product/239676831483662495

I just got an email that my painting "The Spring Section" got the best new painting award on Zazzle...yeah!

After a little revision...

Here is my completed portrait of my friends.

Looking towards Decatur

This is from our weekend boat trip from Whidbey Island to Spencer Spit in the beautiful San Juan Islands here in Washington State.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Portrait of friends

These are friends of mine who kindly let me use their photo. Now that I'm looking at it on the computer I see a few more things I need to do...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Emily in the tulip field

My friend Kristen let me use a photo of her daughter Emily in the Skagit Valley tulip fields to do some more portrait practice. She's such a cutie pie!!