Sunday, February 19, 2017

TWSA and the Golden Girls

"Golden Girls"
16" x 28"
Watercolor on Paper

I am delighted to announce that my watercolor "Golden Girls" was accepted into the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's 41st Annual Exhibition.  And...since this is my third acceptance into their prestigious show, I will be receiving my TWSA letters, signature status.  This is so exciting for me.  A special thank you to the jurors Jean Pederson and Bruce Handford for including me in this exhibition.  For over 700 entries, only 80 were chosen.

I feel so very honored...
so very blessed...

Opportunities to paint with me:

May 18-20 at Fernwood Botanical Garden

Over 76 videos to learn from

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentine Cupcake

"Valentine Cupcake"
6" x 7.75"
Watercolor on Paper

This is one of the sweetest watercolors I've done.  Both literally and figuratively.  It was a blast to do with all of the different textures and shapes.  Soft icing, shiny lollipop, candy heart, cupcake and liner!  This video covers it all, including the background.  It is available on the For the Love of Watercolor forum.  Click here for more information on joining my forum, and painting with us.  Prices start at $12.50 per month.

Click here if you're interested in purchasing the watercolor.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Facebook Challenge

We'll start off the New Year with some larger watercolors I've done.  I was nominated by Yvonne de Visser to take the Facebook Challenge.  Thank you Yvonne!  That's posting 7 paintings in 7 days.  You can see them on my Facebook page, but here are the first three days.

 Day ONE:
"Still Life with Oranges"
34" x 22"
Watercolor on Paper

 Day TWO:
"Still Life with Ball Jars"
30" x 18"
Watercolor on Paper

"Still Life with Muffin Tins"
32" x 18"
Watercolor on Paper

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

Hope your holiday season is filled with love!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Chain, New Watercolor & New Video on the Forum

7" x 9"
Watercolor on Paper

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This was requested by the members of my For the Love of Watercolor Forum.  A great video in painting rusty metal and weathered wood.  The prices for my forum will increase in 2017, so "lock in" your membership now!  75 instructional videos on painting in watercolor.  Join us and take your watercolors to the next level!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

FREE video to download....

Here is one of the videos on my forum, "White Lily in Vase".  It was a huge hit with the members, as it covers many of the essential elements of a still life.  Flower, glass vase, dark background & reflections. I thought this would give you some insight about what to expect from my forum when you join, For the Love of Watercolor.  Here is a link to the video: White Lily in Vase Video  (You'll need to download the video, by clicking download in the upper right hand corner, to be able to view the whole thing.  The whole video is 1-1/2 hours.)
When you sign up for the forum, you are also given: the drawing, the reference photo & the photo of the finished watercolor. Here is a link to the reference materials for you, should you decide to paint this one:  White Lily in Vase Reference Materials
Consider joining us and learn new watercolor techniques in 2017.  Take your watercolors to the next level!  There are 75 videos to choose from.

Join Us Today!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fall in Indiana

"Fall in Indiana"
18.5" x 15"
Watercolor on Paper

This is the latest painting I've finished.  I'm working on a series of larger watercolors....and as everyone knows, I love the challenge of working larger in watercolor.  To view more of my watercolors, visit my

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Cactus

"Christmas Cactus"
5" x 7"
Watercolor on Paper

This is a new watercolor and new beginner video on the forum.

To purchase the watercolor, Click Here.

To join the For the Love of Watercolor Forum, Click Here.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pink Peony

"Pink Peony"
8" x 6"
Watercolor on Paper

Friday, November 25, 2016

Sunflower, New Watercolor & New Video on the Forum

6" x 6"
Watercolor on Paper


Click here for more watercolors that are available for purchase.
The free shipping offer on all available watercolors continues through November 28.

This is also a brand new video on my instructional watercolor forum,

Join us and take your watercolors to the next level.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Two Pears

"Two Pears"
5" x 6"
Watercolor on Paper


Thursday, November 17, 2016

2017 Still Life Workshop with Jacqueline Gnott, whs

Announcing my 2017 3-Day Still Life Workshop

Join me as we paint a still life from start to finish.
Learn every step to painting an award winning watercolor painting.
I am very excited to have my workshop at the magical gardens of
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve.

The reference photos and drawing will be provided to you, so we can start painting the first day.

Join Us
For more information and to sign up, Click Here.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Randy Higbee Gallery

I am blessed to have these three acrylic paintings accepted into the
"6" Squared Show"
at the Randy Higbee Gallery, in Costa Mesa, California.
Show opens December 3, 2016

As you know I am a watercolor artist to the core, but, sometimes I like to branch off into acrylics.  I use the same technique that I use for my watercolor paintings.  Thin layers of color, drying well in between.  I believe that once you know the basic technique, you can work in any medium you choose to achieve great realism.
Hope you enjoy these!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

TwoTen Fine Art Gallery

I'm honored to have these two watercolors chosen for the
"A Painting's a Painting, No Matter How Small"
at the TwoTen Fine Art Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.

The show runs from December 1 - 17.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

WOW!! Members Watercolors!!

A collage of some of the spectacular work of the artists on my forum.
I'm so proud of them!
Join us and take your watercolors to the next level!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Apple & Juicer, New Watercolor & New Video on the Forum!

"Apple & Juicer"
8" x 9.5"
Watercolor on Paper

The painting has been SOLD

The Apples & Juicer is also a featured - 2 part video on my For the Love of Watercolor Forum.  Here are the photos from both parts, below.  Join me to take your watercolors to the next level!

I have added two additional pages to my blog, Watercolor Gallery & Available Watercolors.  
To navigate to those pages use the tabs at the top of this page.
To navigate from those pages, hover over the right side / top of  page and a LINK LIST will pop up (see below) to take you to where ever you'd like to go.

Monday, October 17, 2016

My Friend, Scott Hendrie...♥

I received a call today, that I lost my friend, mentor & teacher, Scott Hendrie.  I've known Scott all of my professional career, working with him during my advertising days, and taking my very first watercolor class from him at the Elkhart Art League.  (Scott taught me everything I know about watercolor.)  Scott was a talented illustrator and skilled draftsman, who put so much love into all that he created.  His paintings and illustrations have appeared all over the United States.  Besides being an extremely talented artist, he was always there for me during all of my trials and tribulations of being an artist.  He was always smiling and laughing and a shoulder to lean on.  You could feel his joy for life in his paintings, some of which I've included below.

The world has lost a great artist and I have lost a special friend.
Love you always Scottie.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Midwest Museum of American Art

I'm very honored to have both of these watercolors accepted into the Midwest Museum of American Art Juried Regional.  It's always a lovely show.  It runs through December 4th.

Thank you to the judges for including my watercolors in this exhibition:
Lance Crow, George F. & Peggy Rapp Education Director, Richmond Art Museum
& Michael Crowthers, Curator of Collections, Exhibitions & Education, The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.

"Still Life with Pears"
18" x 24"
Watercolor on Paper

"Floating Pink Girl"
27" x 18"
Watercolor on Paper