Friday, November 20, 2015
This was a fun project that I had my students do in class. We took tissue paper and glued to watercolor paper using a 50/50 water/mod podge solution for a nice texture. After it was dry we painted leaves and I chose a dark background. Spray to seal and then ink over it.
It sure does feel like November to me.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
I took a long break from the buy local, paint local series. I was doing these large watercolor paintings and they took a lot of time and framing... With teaching taking most of my time,
I could not work on the larger projects.
So I tried this small 5x7 inch oil painting yesterday and like this new format.
I can continue to paint these stories
and work in a manageable size and timeframe.
Josh invested in a local opera house and surrounding buildings
and created the Center of Harmony, a friendly group of collaborating businesses
promoting music, the arts, education and a better community for all.
Check the link to see shops, food, wellness providers and music events.
Wonderful, unique places where you can support your "buy local" businesses.
See you there!
Josh is number 3 of my Buy Local, Paint Local series.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Day 2 of the 3/5 day art challenge has me going back to 2007 to find some paintings I did inspired by vintage photographs. I used white to make some of the colors to layer over others. These were done after a workshop I took by Jeannie McGuire.
Monday, January 26, 2015
My first of the 3/5 day Facebook challenge. I am posting three paintings from when I started full time as an artist in 2005. I was exploring watercolor surfaces, still learning color, technique and painting subjects that are close to me.
Picnic Conversation- Watercolor on Gessoed paper was fun and easy to lift but hard to layer. Kind of like painting on Yupo but with texture. This is of my grandfathers who dressed in a suit for most occasions. Kind of miss those days...
Elizabetha, Watercolor on coldpress is a story of my Grandmother's life. So sorry I sold this but happy that so many connected to this.and
John's Dad, Watercolor on Coldpress done for my sister's father-in-law who loved to share his music.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Arches National Park is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
My husband took a photo in the late afternoon with some wonderful clouds contrasting the sunlit arches. I knew it would be a painting.
15x22 inches, watercolor
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Is it too early for Halloween? Yes, probably, but...
We went to Disneyland last week and it was so much visual fun.
You know what I mean... everywhere, the details, so fun to look at.
So I planned to do some plein air this week,
but instead I just had fun painting this little fantasy house out of my head.
It will be a project for my watercolor students this fall.
Update--Go to this link to see their work
And here is the demonstration I did for the teen class.