Sunday, January 31, 2010

Nelumbo Lutea

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

I'm trying to get away from pencil marks on my paintings - so today I drew with water soluble pencils. And I think it is going to work for me. I enjoyed painting this piece. I painted in the background first and then worked from the outside in. The colors I used were Q. Rose, French Ultra Marine, Aurelian, and New Gamboge. And of course the white is the white of the paper.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tall Drink

of Cool, Clean, water. I didnt know what to paint and I was feeling antsy and wrestless. Not much in the mood to paint. I thought I would do a value study painting of this glass of water with lemon. And look what happened! The color crept in. I'll be in Sedona Thursday and Friday. When I get back to the studio I want to put it back together! The mess from the flood and not being able to park the car in the garage is driving me. So I may not have a post until this Monday night - wow that would be the first of Feb. Today my puppy George is eleven months old.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Two Hearts

This one took yesterday and today to paint. I am very pleased with the way it turned out, and I'm thinking romance with the flowers and the wedding rings and valentines. So I'm thinking of a title and I'm thinking "Two Roses" - "Two Rings" - "Two Hearts" -beating as one. I love this piece I may keep it hanging around for a while.



Monday, January 25, 2010


A little watercolor done on my youngest sons Birthday so I tried to work his name into it. I used hematite for the tiles on this image. I love this paint because of how it settles in the texture of the paper. It is really grainy.