Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ruffles on the Forum

I have added "Ruffles" to my learning forum,
It's a nice "all levels" exercise for both soft, smooth backgrounds, and tight, detailed rose petals.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring Magnolias

"Spring Magnolias"
8" x 8"
Watercolor on Paper

Our Magnolias are starting to bloom...they are quite lovely as always.

Friday, April 17, 2015

DVDs on my blog

Back by popular instructional dvds.
Just click on the 6th tab at the top of the blog.

Dahlia with Bamboo Watercolor & New Video

The new video for "Dahlia with Bamboo" is up on my
For the Love of Watercolor Forum.  Join us

"Dahlia with Bamboo"
9" x 6.5"
Watercolor on Paper
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I loved the depth of the painting, achieved by the deep rich colors of geranium leaves, in between the bamboo shoots.  Lots of layers, lots of textures that help the soft lemon Dahlia glow.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Apples & Peppers


"Apples & Peppers"
6" x 6"
Available for purchase separately
 Watercolor on Paper
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015


9.5" x 20"
Watercolor on Paper

This was a really fun piece to do.  Something different from what I usually paint, which is always exciting.  And a bigger painting!  I love to paint large watercolors.  Hope you like it... ♥

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Yellow Day Lily

"Yellow Day Lily"
8" x 8"
Watercolor on Paper
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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

"Easter Lilys"
8" x 6"
Watercolor on Paper
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I was playing with color a bit with this one.  It's fun, in the cast shadowed areas, to really "pop" some color.  Especially in a white flower.
I hope everyone has a joyous and blessed Easter.  The sun is shining here!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Watercolor USA Exhibition

I am so pleased to announce that my watercolor painting "Still Life with White Lilies", 20" x 28" has been accepted into the 54th annual Watercolor USA Exhibition.  I feel so blessed and so excited to be included in this prestigious show!  A special thank you to the Juror, Patricia Watts.  The show runs from June 6 through August 23, 2015 at the Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, Missouri.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Grapes & Silver Bowl Watercolor and New Video

"Grapes & Silver Bowl"
9.5" x 6"
Watercolor on Paper

This is a new watercolor that I just finished.  It was filmed for my watercolor teaching forum,
This painting is a nice compliment of smooth, the silver bowl, versus busy, with all the grapes.  Again, with a limited palette.  The darks of the background and silver cup really make the grapes "pop".
Stay tuned for tomorrow for some great news I'll have to share... ♥

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Red & Yellow Gladiola

 Spring Flower Week...Day 6
 "Red & Yellow Gladiola"
6" x 6"
Watercolor on Paper


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sunlit Lily

 Spring Flower Week...Day 5
 "Sunlit Lily"
8" x 5.5"
Watercolor on Paper
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bowl of Cherries

Spring Flower Week...Day 4
"Bowl of Cherries"
7.5" x 5.5"
Watercolor on Paper
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I know, I know, these aren't flowers...but it was fun to do.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pink Apple Blossoms

Spring Flower Week...Day 3
"Pink Apple Blossoms"
5.5" x 8"
Watercolor on Paper
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lavender & White Iris

Spring Flower Week...Day 2  
"Lavender & White Iris"
7" x 8.5"
Watercolor on Paper


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Flower Week

 "Pink Cabbage Rose"
7" x 10"
Watercolor on Paper
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It's March, so it's time for my annual Spring Flower Week.  That means I'm getting back to my roots a bit and painting a "painting a day" for 7-10 days.  It's a nice break to concentrate on flowers and the beauty of what's to come in my garden. Starting off with one of my favorite types of Roses, the Cabbage Rose.  These are often portrayed paintings from the Victorian era.  Love them!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Purple Vase

There's a new video on my
This video is dealing with reflections on a glass vase, how to achieve them and how to paint them.  It's these important details of a still life that make them really special and draw the viewer in to study your paintings closer.  It's a lot of work doing these little paintings within a painting...but well worth it. 


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tropical Berries

 "Tropical Berries"
11" x 7"
Watercolor on Paper


Continuing with our theme to think about warmer weather...instead of the 19 degrees we have right now...some tropical berries.  An explosion of color with great purples and greens.  This includes a wet-in-wet background that was very fun to paint.  Hope this brings warm thoughts to everyone.  It's been a long winter...ugh!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

New Video on the forum. 

Hi Everyone!  We have a new video to view on the For the Love of Watercolor Forum.  And next week we'll have another video on painting Glass Vase Reflections. We will learn how to effectively achieve painting all the reflections into an antique colored glass vase.  The vase is surrounded by pearls and lace and are all reflected into the glass.  It'll be a challenge!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Springtime Friend

  "Springtime Friend"
8.5" x 7"
Watercolor on Paper
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As our thoughts turn to a change from this cold, cold winter to a lovely springtime flower.  Magnolias are always one of my favorites.  If the frost doesn't get them it can be a glorious display.  I'm going to do several smaller florals this week, so stay tuned.