"Birthday Orchid"

"Birthday Orchid"
"Birthday Orchid"

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.

Friday, July 24, 2015

"Chewee - Director of Psychology"

It was so enjoyable doing portraits lately, and Chewee wanted
 his portrait done too!  His Highness preferred Perylene Maroon 
from Daniel Smith, and to be reclining on his favorite quilt.
Watercolor on Strathmore 140# cold press.  12 x 9.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"a study in reflections"

Watercolor on Strathmore 140# cold press.  While walking along Cocoa 
Beach on spring break a few years ago, I came across this pair enjoying the
wonderful cooling shallow water along the shore.  I thought their reflections in
the water presented an interesting challenge!  Luckily I had my camera along
with me this time!  A beautiful, balmy day!

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Bits and Pieces"

Here is my second journal, with all pages blank and ready
to start!  On my first journal, My Sacred Refuge, I had done all
the pages first, and when finished finally tackled the cover.  This
time I felt that I would be inspired to 'get more active' if the cover was
polished and pretty and inviting...waiting!
While my first journal was my own original prose poetry, this journal will be
 filled with those special fleeting poetic thoughts that often appear out of nowhere...
those thoughts that pop into my mind when inspired by nature, beauty, or 
another person.  Perhaps quotes, or bits/pieces from others!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

"...a fine young gentleman with a crooked smile..."

Watercolor on Strathmore 140# cold press, 6 x 9.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Dedicated to Miss Laura"

Watercolor on Strathmore 140# cold press.  Original is 6 x 9.
This completes this series of portraits of my three lovely nieces!  How fun
it was.  I have found I am loving doing portraits, and want to keep learning
and improving on technique.  

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"Happy Birthday Colleen Jr"

How fun to do a stamping project again!  While I do love watercolor, 
I've been so deep into it that it was a nice to take a break and make a card!

Monday, April 27, 2015

At long last, the cover for my poetry art journal is finally finished.  It is a basic watercolor 
journal, 140# cold press.  For this cover, I used a combination of gesso, die cuts, stencils
and stencil paste, shimmering mist sprays, Adirondack reinkers, ribbon and gems.

Friday, April 24, 2015

"Dedicated to Miss Ruth"
Watercolor on Strathmore 140# cold press.  6 x 9.
"Colleen Jr revisited"
Watercolor on Arches 140# cold press.

Friday, April 3, 2015

"Dedicated to Miss Chloe"
It appears I am falling in love with doing portraits!  This is one of my nieces, 
and it looks just like her!  The challenge in a portrait is capturing that one
line or shadow that makes the the face "her", and her alone!  It is so exciting watching
the personality arrive, brushstroke by brushstroke.
Watercolor medium, on Arches 140# cold press.

Monday, March 16, 2015

"Colleen Junior"
Portrait of Colleen's graduation.  Original watercolor art,
using one of her graduation pics.  Truly a challenge, as this
is one of my first attempts at a portrait!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

"Chewee - Zoned Out"
How can anyone love an animal so much?  Here lies the
sassiest, sauciest, and silliest spoiled brat ever!  Says he
does not wish to be disturbed.  Imagine that!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Iris Closeup"
My watercolor art, on Arches 140# cold press.