Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Here is my 'Star of Wonder' that I painted acrylic on canvas board. What fun it was to do! All of the stippling for the fun was fun. If you are interested in bears, please keep an eye on my blog because I am working on a couple of others.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Well, here we are - my first art show! This is in downtown Springfield - a brand new gallery - Xcetra Art Gallery. It went very well, regardless of how nervous I was. We had a good turn out for the grand opening. The gallery isn't really done yet - but the possibilities are pretty good. It was a very nice assortment of art including digital, rock sculpting, jewelry, stained glass, fabric and candles that looked and smelled good enough to eat. They were in the shape of a stack of pancakes, tarts, cup of black coffee with a stack of oatmeal cookies - all as candles! Also, there was the watercolor, oil, pastels, color pencils - I know I missed something but, like I said, it was a good opening and I know it will grow!
We had a great time, met quiet a few of other local artist and people who are sincerely interested in art. My pictures will be there for 30 days and then there will be another show. The pictures on the wall are my originals and the ones on the floor are prints.
Now I must get ready for my next show - we are lauching my website this week - please keep looking for that update.
Thanks everyone for looking at my blog!!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This is a color pencil painting of my oldest Grandson, Vinny - 8 years old. It is 11x14 done on tan mitense paper with prismacolor pencils. It like to do portraits and do them from photographs. I do them on commission and need 2-3 photos to make sure that I get the face, eyes, hair etc correct.
If anyone would like one - please feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


This is my Anhinga also known as a Water Turkey. He is 9 x 12 on watercolor paper. I started out doing watercolor but couldn't get the look that I wanted so I added color pencils - so it is a multi-media painting. I just loved this little guy (probably 2' tall) he was at the lagoon every night behind the house we were staying at on our honeymoon in South Carolina.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


This is a color pencil painting that I have finished. It was a real challenge at first, in fact I gave it away to a friend who was going to finish it. Needless to say she gave it back to me many months later and I made myself finish it and when I did I was so proud of it. This picture does not do it justice - it is really beautiful - most people cannot believe that it is done in color pencils.
It is done on tan mitense paper (which is my favorite) and the finished product will fit in a 16 x 20 frame. I used all prismacolor pencils and a touch of soft pastel for the fog in the background of the pond.

Monday, March 23, 2009


This is an acrylic on watercolor paper. It was a lot of fun to do - it is painted on top of different gel mediums then stamped and scraped with a fork, several things to give it texture. When it was dry then I painted on top of the texture.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Len's Hibiscus

This is a watercolor that I finished a couple of weeks ago. It is about 14 x 17 on 300# arches watercolor paper. I will be showing it at a brand new local art gallery the end of this month. I will have the original matted and framed and then have prints to purchase also and maybe some greeting cards.

I did this as a dedication to my father who passed away in January. It is a photo that I took of one of his hibiscus's in Florida. It is all watercolor except the white veins and I used waterdown acrylic paint for those with a red wash over the top.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Girls on the Beach

This is a color pencil painting that I did using prismacolors on blue mi-tense paper. It is approximately 14x17. This was done as a lesson doing waves realistically.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


This is a color pencil painting that I did as a wedding/college graduation gift for my niece. It is approximately 14 x 17 on beige mitiense paper with all prismacolor pencils. These are fun to do - and really don't take much time. I really like to give Christmas items for wedding gifts so that they have something to put out at Christmas time and, hopefully, it will be considered a heirloom.

I had it framed in gold with a green suede mat with a gold undermat and gold beading around the painting.