Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tropical Berries

 "Tropical Berries"
11" x 7"
Watercolor on Paper
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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!
Also Monday, March 9th, will be the last day to purchase my limited edition litho
"Still Life with Belleek".
Click here for purchase information.

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.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Springtime on the Forum

Some of the gorgeous work from the artists on my forum,
I am so proud of all of them!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Still Life with Belleek Limited Edition Lithograph

As we close in on St. Patrick's Day, for those of you interested in my "Still Life with Belleek Limited Edition Lithograph", I wanted to let you know that International shipments will need to be ordered by March 3, and United States shipments will need to be ordered by March 9th to assure delivery before St. Patrick's Day.

Here is a link to purchase:
Limited Edition Lithograph ~ Artist's Proof 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Two New Videos on the For the Love of Watercolor Forum

 "The Queen"  ~  9.75" x 7.5"
This is the video that I did of "The Queen" and then decided to do it larger, as "White Garden Queen" which was accepted into this years Transparent Watercolor Society of America show.  I have added this video to my For the Love of Watercolor Forum.  I think this video will give you guidance on what went into painting it.  The lush green are some of my favorites.  Lots of shadows and cast shadows that add so much interest and depth to the painting.  Then the Peony.  So brilliant with the delicate white petals and the intricate center and of course a great bud. 

I also wanted to do a video specifically for the people that are having troubles with their backgrounds.  I know they can be tricky.  So this little vignette should help you with the basics.  I guess the main thing is to practice...and do the practice pieces on small pieces of scrap watercolor paper.  The smaller size is more manageable and will help you gain confidence for the backgrounds on the larger pieces.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mardi Gras Poppy

  "Mardi Gras Poppy"
9" x 6.5"
Watercolor on Paper


Wanted to something different for a change.  I've never done this type of Poppy, or any Poppy for that matter.  This was so loaded with color.  So many cool ruffles, shadows and veins.

And, this is a new instructional video on the forum, For the Love of Watercolor.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Some Wonderful News!

"White Garden Queen"
27" x 20"
Watercolor on Paper

 I feel so honored to have received word that my watercolor "White Garden Queen" has been accepted into the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's 39th annual show. I am especially thankful to the judges, Harold Allanson and Martha Deming for including my painting in this prestigious show. I am truly grateful....♥.

For those of you subscribed to my forum, For the Love of Watercolor, I have a video of this piece in a smaller size, 7" x 10".  So that video will go up next week so you can see how it was done.  Enjoy...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Red & Yellow Lily Watercolor and Video

   "Red & Yellow Lily"
9" x 5"
Watercolor on Paper
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A beautiful Lily.  Something with lots of color on these cold and drab winter days.  I filmed the painting of this lily too.  That's available on the forum, For the Love of Watercolor.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Larger Watercolor...

 "Still Life with White Lilies & Pears"
20" x 28"
Watercolor on Paper
Well, it's been awhile since I did a larger watercolor.  It's nice getting a larger piece accomplished, they take so much time, but I so enjoy the challenge.  I love working with the darks too.  It makes the white lilies and pears "pop" and gives the piece a very elegant look.
I have included detail shots below.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

See what's blooming on the forum...

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I will guide you on your journey to watercolor excellence.
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For the Love of Watercolor

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tulip & Tea Cup Watercolor and Instructional Video

 "Tulip & Tea Cup"
9" x 6.25"
Watercolor on Paper

This is the latest instructional watercolor video on my
This 2 hour video helps you with your backgrounds, painting cloth, tulips with leaves and painting patterned, iridescent china.  All of the Steps For Success to complete this lovely little still life.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Springtime on the Forum

The flowers are blooming on my For the Love of Watercolor Forum.
Thought I would share our Challenge #3 and the wonderful work of the artists on my forum with everyone.  The Black-Eyed Susan.
Wonderful work, with concentration on smooth backgrounds and cast shadows.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Three Tulips and St. Patricks Day

 "Three Tulips"
5" x 8.5"
Watercolor on Paper
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This is my latest watercolor painting and the latest instructional watercolor video on my "For the Love of Watercolor" forum.   Something to help everyone think Spring!

Also, let me introduce you to my watercolor painting "Still Life with Belleek".  The story behind this still life is that my brother lived in Ireland for several years, and brought back with him a wealth of special Irish gifts for me to paint.  The table was handmade in Ireland.  The book, "Legends of Killarney" he purchased in Shannon, Ireland.  A hand carved marble cross.  And, of course, the Irish linen and Belleek.  It made a gorgeous watercolor.  So gorgeous that I decided to make prints of it.  The prints have all sold out, but I do have several Artist Proofs that are available.  I will have these available through St. Patricks Day for those interested.
Here is a link to purchase:

Limited Edition Lithograph ~ Artist's Proof

For those of you asking, What is an Artist's Proof ?, here is your answer:
*The first prints off the printing press and are considered to be of the highest quality and are designated “artist’s proofs”.  The artist’s proofs are considered to be the best prints within the edition and often kept by the artist.  Because the art world loves rarity and since there are fewer artist’s proofs than regular prints, they are preferred by many collectors.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Peach Day Lily

 "Peach Day Lily"
6" x 6"
Watercolor on Paper
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Something that looks spring-like as we are here in the midst of a very cold cold couple of weeks.  (That's not "Florida" cold, thats Indiana cold, highs in the single digits.)  Tomorrow will be 28 degrees, which, incredibly, will seem warm.  It's all about what you're accustomed to I guess...

I also have only 6 of the Welcome Packages left for those signing up for my forum for a year, here is the link for that:  For the Love of Watercolor.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Black-Eyed Susan & New Forum Video

"Black-Eyed Susan"
Watercolor on Paper
5" x 6"
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The Black-Eyed Susan is a new video on my instructional forum:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Onward, to the future...

As the new year rolls in, we move on to the new and exciting future.  What are your New Years Eve resolutions?  If one of them is to take your watercolor skills to the next level, my forum, For the Love of Watercolor is a great place to be.  You will have access to my instructional video library and enjoy lots of interaction with all the other members (and myself) from around the world.  The membership fees will be going up tomorrow, so lock in your fee today by becoming a member:
For the Love of Watercolor

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Hope all of your holidays are filled with love.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas on the Forum

Another "perk" of subscribing to my forum is a monthly drawing for one of the watercolors that was filmed for the forum.  This month it's the Poinsettia above.  All the names will be put into a basket for everyone signed up for my membership-based forum by the 23rd of the month, either monthly or yearly.  Then on the 24th I will draw a name and send that person the original watercolor.  It will be matted and shrinkwrapped for a lovely presentation.  If you win once, then you won't be eligible to win again for a year...but, if you didn't win this month, your name will remain in the basket for the next months drawing.  Every new member that signs up will be added to the basket.  I will post the name of the winner on the forum on the 24th under the watercolor they've won.  Good luck to everyone!
Remember, my dvds will be discontinued at the end of this year.
Here are the pages of dvds available:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Ornament & Holly

"Christmas Ornament & Holly"
Watercolor on Paper
8" x 5"


This is my latest holiday watercolor and also,
the latest instructional video on the forum,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Red Blossoms

 "Red Blossoms"
Watercolor on Paper
9" x 6"

Remember, I will be discontinuing my library of instructional dvds
at the end of the year, on December 31, 2014
Here is the link to the videos that are still available:
Page TWO
I will be continuing my watercolor instruction on my forum