Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wistful little boy

I did a drawing of a friend's young grandson for a gift for her husband.

What a sweet little face he has, don'cha think?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Holidays are coming

Getting some stuff ready for the Holiday Table at The Store at Mesa Art Center.

These bookmarks look festive, right?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Can you see a difference?

So does this look at all different from the other?  

Got rid of the blaring yellow in the upper right.
Cleaned some flower edges.
Darkened and defined some of the background to make the flowers stand out more.

Small changes, but I think it improves the over effect.  What do you think?

Sunday, September 28, 2014


So I just finished this one on Thursday.  After I took a picture I saw several areas that needed a little tweaking.

I'll post a picture tomorrow of the corrected painting.  See if you can see what I change.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

When life gives you lemons

So I'm homebound doing a recovery thing for a bit, and thought I might as well get started on some future projects.

Need a Christmas card image for the stores I do work for.  Used this idea a few years back for my own Christmas card, but ended up selling that image.

So.... now I've got another one.  Workable idea for a Christmas card, and keeps me out of trouble for a few hours.

Done, and done!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Latest love

My buddy received some flowers recently and was kind enough to send me a picture she'd taken of them.

Perfect for a watercolor, doncha think?

I'm trying very hard lately to limit my use of black, and I think it makes my palette much brighter and lighter.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Two newest

 My two newest paintings.  I think my watercolors turn out better, more freely done, when I give myself a time limit.

When they're completed this way I don't get bored with them, then do a half-a..... job.  

Learn to live with your disabilities, right?  One of mine seems to be a very short attention span...