Monday, September 6, 2010

Purple Onions

9 x 12"
Oil on board

Oil Study

9 x 12"
Oil on board

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Watercolor study after Winslow Homer

9 x 12 "
Watercolor on Paper

Winslow Homer, one of my all
time favorite artists. I picked up a book
about him at the library the other day, that had
some nice examples of his watercolors.
Here is my study of the Pumpkin Patch.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Watercolor on Arches
Done in one of my life
drawing classes. I usually
only use charcoal and some pastels
but chose watercolor this time.
I like the softness that I
achieved, but should have
corrected the placement of her
right arm. It's not quite right,
so next time I'll do better. After all it is a
learning process and I learn
something everytime.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Along the Path

3" x 6"
Pastel on matboard

I came across these daisies on my
walk the other day. Daisies are
such happy little flowers.
I just wanted to play with my soft pastels
on some matboard and this is what

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Acrylic Underpainting Study

9 x 12"
Pastel on paper

The warmth of this pastel
was achieved by painting the
paper with red acrylic paint.
Not only did the paint help
with unifying the color
palette, but it helped give
the paper some tooth, which
helped the pastel adhere.

River's Bend

8 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Pastel on paper

Done from a reference photo
that I took while on vacation
in Colorado. Done with
soft, buttery Ludwig pastels.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Some kind of Tree

4" x 6"
Watercolor on Paper

Last Thursday evening at the ANA
meeting, local artist Janis Ward presented
several of her mixed media paintings and
a colorful slide show.
What a neat lady! So uninhibited and unafraid to experiment.
She explained how she used recycled items, like
shredded paper, or gauze, netting or plastic cleaner
bags to achieve different textures in her paintings.
By the end of the evening, I was feeling very inspired.
So today, I experimented with watercolors and netting,
and this is how it turned out.
I placed it on some card stock and sent a thank you
to Janis for sharing her technique.