Thursday, April 23, 2009

As you can see I have done some changes to the General's picture. I made is right arm about 1/2" wider and his right cheek is out a little more. This color on this picture is more true to the original one than the other post. I used the solvent method on this and really like the look - I didn't do it on the head but on the uniform - it makes it look like a painting. I'm getting more comfortable in doing portraits - in fact I'm really liking it.

We are finally getting some nice weather here starting today - anxious to paint outside.

Check out my Etsy postings. - I have 2 listings on there right now and intend to add more every day.

I will post more later!

Happy Thursday!!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Here is my latest color pencil painting. It is 10x13 on mitense paper. I think that I need to readjust it. It was fun to do - I like using OMS on the color pencil technique - it looks like I actually painted it. The wax just melts together. I will post the update when I figure out how to correct them.

Happy Painting everyone!!!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just a note to say that I am now working on a color pencil painting that i will post later when it is done "The General".

Thursday, April 9, 2009


This is a 11 x 14 watercolor on 300# arches paper with Winsor Newton Paints. The 2 dark leaves are not as dark as they appear in this photo. This can be custom painted with any color that you would like. Without a frame - shrink wrapped - $375.00. Please email with questions.
Thank you!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

This is my attempt to do one of the twin grandsons - I'm not really pleased with this - I think that I need to do something different with his mouth.

I am currently working on a geranium watercolor that I will post soon.

Thanks for looking - please leave me comments.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Trouble making comments!

I'm sorry that some of you are having trouble making comments on my site - I'm checking into this - please keep checking back to see.

Thank you for your patience!


Thursday, April 2, 2009


Here is my watercolor magnolia - it was done on 300# arches and has the salt technique done on it. This is one of my first - I had never done the salt before - isn't it amazing our little tricks that we do - before I started studying art - I would never thought of putting salt on my wet picture!!!! Always something fun and interesting - that's why it is 'Happy Painting'.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I just finished this - it is a 10 x 12 color pencil painting. This dog is a theraphy dog belonging to a co-member of the Exchange Club here in Springfield. Actually, it is his daughter's dog - Kohl. They dress him up for different occasions. She made a note card from her snapshot and he brought it to show me since I love dogs. I loved it and asked permission for me to paint it. I decided to do the color pencil on bristol smooth with prismacolors. I also used Odor Mineral Spirits which turns it into a wonderful painting look picture. I have also made prints of this which will both be available on my website which will be up shortly.

Happy April 1st!!!!!