Thursday, September 18, 2014

Another attempt

a second try
I like it much better
what do you think?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Back from class with Stephie Butler

attended a watercolor workshop with Stephie Butler
last month
learned so much!!
and have been painting almost every day since
this two paintings were done in the class
photo refs from Gail Johnson and Steve Evans
my first attempts at a looser style of portraits
I am loving this way of painting
thank you Stephie!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


back to painting almost every day
lots of faces
human and otherwise
any animals you would like to see??

Saturday, July 12, 2014

from the garden (the one I remember from childhood)

when I was shopping last week, I saw these beautiful and delicate roses
they reminded me so much of my grandmother's roses
our yard was fenced and huge rosebushes climbed up the fence posts
and sprawled in splendor all across the chainlinks
just think what a juxtaposition that was - lush delicate softness vs cold hard metal
complete yin and yang
what a joy to paint the beauty of nature
from life, not from photos
I've had a wonderful week
hope you have had one too!