Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Work

This painting was done for a project in WCW. The topic was white.  It was really fun to do, but alot of layering to get the shadows deep enough.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hi to all my blogger friends,
I just finished this iris painting. I have been working on it for awhile.
C&C welcome.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hi all, Had some time over the weekend to do a watercolor of a parrot for my watercolor group.
I had some trouble with the yellow, as it seemed to dominate the painting when I photographed it, but the little guy is growing on me.

Monday, May 10, 2010

still at it

I am still trying to finish up the iris painting. So while you all wait in anticipation(TeeHee), here is another one I did awhile ago.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Hi all, Well I am still working on my painting. It seems to be slow going right now, but hopefully it will come together soon. It is a nice sunny day today, a perfect one to be in my studio doing what I love.

Quote of the Day

"An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world" george Santayana

Friday, April 30, 2010

Quote of the day: "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." Pablo Picasso

Hi friends and painters.  I am getting ready to enter  2 of my paintings into the San Diego fair art exhibit. I just have to think of which 2 I want to enter. The deadline to register is tonight, so wish me luck.

Here is the latest WIP I am working on. We are supposed to paint a painting using a tetrad color scheme which is using 4 colors that make a square or a rectangle on the color wheel. I have chosen Cad yellow, vermillion, mauve, and windsor blue. I love irises so  this is a joy to paint.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hi all, and hope everyone is well.
I have just completed this latest painting. I got to reference from suzannewi on webshots. I think this is my favorite painting I have done in awhile. I used a limited pallette of various oranges and blues to create  a soft appearance. When you want to get luminosity in you paintings, you should try to paint with just one layer, because added layers tend to dull that color. FYI

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hi friends,
I have been really busy this week, but just finished this one called "Le Chef Cafe".  It is from a reference photo I got from a friend on Webshots. I love cafes,   so I really enjoyed painting this one. I mixed all the blacks in this by using ulramarine blue and burnt sienna. It makes a really beautiful black that can be used as a warm or cold color depending on how you mix it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hi friends.
I have been busy finishing up my latest painting. It is called Spring Bouquet. I got the photo reference form Jacky Parker on Flickr. It was so pretty I just had to paint it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hi friends,
I just finished this one of some bluejays. It was fun to do. We don't see too many of these in So Cal, so this brought back some childhood memories.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year everyone. Well, as  I start 2010, I hope to find new creativity and paint better than ever. I think our painting and talent evolve together as will grow with our knowledge and desire to put our feelings on paper. It is that desire that feed us. Here is a painting I finished last year. It brought back memories of playing dolls with my sisters, and is was a joy to paint. Life just seemed simpler then.