Saturday, December 8, 2012


Finally, a picture worth posting.. 
The familiar Poinsettia was named after the American minister to Mexico,
who discovered the plant there in 1828.
Dear Kathryn opened her wonderful art studio for Amy and me to try some oil painting.
Will post some others in the near future..
This picture was based on a card by Cheryl English..
I like the boldness and colors..
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Friday, October 19, 2012


Well, any followers must have given up on me by now... So many weeks skipping painting and then not producing anything worth posting has made for a very long dry spell..
This picture is a simple Chinese brush work I enjoyed  painting. 
Maybe it will be the start of more progress.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

BLOOMIN' CACTUS...Watercolor. 4 X 6

Finally a new post... Seems like there is much to get done these days,
and posting paintings isn't on the list..
Making cards too, but haven't had time to post them..
Hope everyone's summer is fun and not toooooo hot.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012


These cuties were painted for my niece, Kathy.   She has a collection of flamingos.  
Am hoping she will enjoy this picture 
as much I enjoyed painting this "relaxed" style.
Happy Belated Birthday.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

BELATED BUNNY...Watercolor

Been holding off posting because they changed the format.   Need some time to figure out the new process..  Can't be changing things with "computer challenged" folks...
Enjoyed painting this little guy.  
Even like the black background.  It has become a habit lately.
Trying to perfect the process.. 
I find the India Ink rather easy, but the many layers of black paint (for the same effect),  difficult.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

THE LILIES..Watercolor

Another flower to enjoy the Season.
Spring is around the corner.
Today's rain sounds wonderful

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

JACQUELIN'S IRIS.....Watercolor

Following the example of Jacquline Gnott I like the dark background.
Lighting is so important. Good lessons in this picture.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

JACQUELIN'S ROSE.....Watercolor

There is a wonderful artist, Jacquelin Gnott, that I have watched for a long time..
This rose is one of hers .
I have tried to use her work as a study in shadows as well as color combinations.
Next will be an awesome yellow Iris.
If you would like to visit her blog click on the address.

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Thanks Kathryn and Jacquelin for the inspiration.

Monday, March 5, 2012

ADOBE HOME....Watercolor

Painted this awhile back but just found a old frame from a clock...
Fun painting.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

TEDDY... Oil

A wonderful day painting and visiting at the awesome home of
Kathryn and Ron..
We worked on this still life using oil.
I was happy with the result, but in posting, see some changes I could make to produce a better picture.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

SNOW CAPPED MTNS. .... Watercolor

Before the Holidays, I painted this picture with our card in mind... After I finished it, I realized I had tried it once before...
Although I like this one, I couldn't use it again as our Christmas Card..Someone on my list might remember seeing it before..
Just wish we would get some snow on the Ruby Mtns.
Have never seen it so dry during the 31 years living here.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MORE CARDS....Watercolor

Well, just a month later and finally a new post!!
With the Holiday news comes the responsibility of responding with "Thank Yous", "birthdays" , "Congratulations", and sadly, "Sympathies"..
I enjoy these free style flowers..

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