"Birthday Orchid"

"Birthday Orchid"
"Birthday Orchid"

Friday, July 22, 2016

"Sailboat Fun"
Nothing is sweeter than balmy breezes and graceful
sailboats drifting along!
Original watercolor art on Strathmore 140# cold press.
Painting size approx. 14 x 9.5"

Sunday, July 10, 2016

"Moody Misty Forest"
This original watercolor is 15 x 10, Strathmore 140# cold press.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Watercolor study of an old stone bridge.
6 x 9, Strathmore 140# cold press.

"Blue Landscape"
This watercolor is a quick morning painting, just for loosening
up and enjoyment.  
6 x 9, Strathmore 140# cold press.

Saturday, April 2, 2016


This is based on a photograph I took of a wild pheasant that
came to our bird feeders one day last summer looking for some food!
The pheasant took me completely off guard that morning, but I did
happen to have my camera with me.  So lovely...
Watercolor on Strathmore 140# cold press,  6 x 9. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

" ... the ginseng farmer"
Uncle John

"Uncle Wally" 
Portraits in watercolor, on Canson 140# cold press.   6 x 9.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

"Sunshine's Promise"

While storms on the ocean are frightening, they are also exciting and
beautiful!  On spring break at Cocoa Beach, Florida, there was a dramatic
storm with much lightning.  As things broke up and the sun started to come
out, I saw the most beautiful rays from the sun peeking through the clouds,
 and knew it would be a fun and challenging watercolor project.

Monday, October 26, 2015

"Bird at Cocoa Beach, FL"

Here is another study in reflections, and also a challenge to
complete the piece in minimal time.  The bird was covered with 
Pebeo drawing to preserve the white.  Salt was added for texture in the
water above, and splattering with a toothbrush was added closer to shore.
Strathmore 140# cold press watercolor paper.
This art is based on a photo I took while walking the beaches in Florida, where
this little bird and the reflections in the shallow water caught my eye.