Friday, April 23, 2010


Update: I won an award for this painting at the opening.
Not sure what I won yet, we were out of town
(I think it was the Cadscarlet award, an honor to recieve)
Flying by the seat of my pants, again! I just finished this painting, Sanctuary, for the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society member show. (May 2 - June 6th at Gallery Sim, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA) 
It has been awhile since I have done an actual painting, not just a demonstration. I missed it.
Drop off is today and I better go cut a mat and get this framed!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lab/Pitbull Mix

This is a small (8x10 inch) watercolor of a lab/pitbull mix that I just finished. He seemed really quiet and thoughtful in the reference images that were provided for me. So I painted him as I saw it.
Now, back to my baba paintings.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Three Rivers Arts Festival

Sorry no image to post....I just wanted to let everyone know that I was selected as one of the emerging artists for the Three Rivers Art Festival this year. I have booth #96 from June 4th through June 8th. It is really a wonderful opportunity and I can't wait for the show. There is so much to do, from the juried art show, demonstrations, art mart, music line up... something for everyone. Stop by and say hi if you get a chance!

Friday, April 9, 2010

redo in watercolor

Ok, this is better.
I redid this image in watercolor about 10x14 inches.
I felt I wasn't getting it in acrylic so tried again in watercolor.
I am happier with the results. (back to my usual colors too)
I think the expressions worked better.
Maybe I was trying to do too much in such a small size.
Anyway, it is good to learn and keep growing.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Small portrait again

I touched this painting up and reposted it. I really enjoyed using warm and cool grays... but they don't photograph too true. So if anyone has any suggestions on photo touchup software I am all ears.
8x10 acrylic on a magenta ground