Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Milkweed Pod plus 51 videos on the forum!!

"Milkweed Pod"
7.5" x 9" ~ Watercolor on Paper
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Milkweed Pod is the latest video on my instructional watercolor forum,
That makes 51 videos available for you to learn from.
You can peruse all the videos that are available from the
"Video Directory" dropdown menu on the home page.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Still Life with Pears

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

~ detail ~

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society Demonstration

I will be giving a watercolor demonstration for the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society on November 22 at the South Bend Museum of Art.  If you're in the area, stop in!
Here are the details:

St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society November Meeting

Sunday, November 22
South Bend, Indiana
Century Center, 2nd floor (http://centurycenter.org)

1 pm - social time

1:30 pm - brief business meeting, followed by refreshments and the artist demonstration

Jacqueline Gnott, a SJVWS member, will be our demonstration artist. Jacqueline calls her painting style "Contemporary Realism" and her watercolors have received many honors.  She is also a skilled instructor in realistic watercolor painting.
Members and non-members are welcome!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Watercolor Honor Society

Received my Watercolor Honor Society Certification today.
Thank you to the Society for this honor.  Feeling blessed.

Lavender Iris

"Lavender Iris"
9" x 12"  ~  Watercolor on Paper


This is the Iris that we painted in my September Iris Workshop.  Lots and lots of color.  When we were doing the background we were very conscious of the best places to put the darks, to make the flower itself pop; and where to put some bold colors to make the leaves pop.   It made for a beautiful compliment to this lovely flower.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sharing...Part One

I haven't shared lately, so here is a collage of some of the great work by the artists on my forum!  They're working very hard over at the forum as you can tell.  And they're doing great work!

For the Love of Watercolor

Only had so much room, so I'll do another collage shortly with more watercolors from the forum...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Still Life....Finished! And new video on the forum.

Fall Still Life (Completed Painting)

"Fall Still Life"
13.5" x 7.5"  ~  Watercolor on Paper

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Well, it's finally finished.  The forum artists have been working on this all month in the stages below, and it's finished.  A lovely painting on all kinds of texture.  From the smooth folds of a cloth, to the crinkly texture of corn husk.  It's been lots of fun!  To read more about my instructional watercolor forum click on this link:

For the Love of Watercolor

Fall Still Life Part TWO (Painting in Progress)

Fall Still Life Part ONE (Painting in Progress)

Reference Photo

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Still Life, Part TWO (painting in progress)

Fall Still Life, Part TWO

Fall Still Life, Part ONE

Reference Photo

Fall Still Life, Part TWO is up on the forum.
It's fall so we're doing pumpkins and squash.
Next week we're doing the decorative corn.  Husks and all!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Best of Show....Baby!!

So honored to have my watercolor "Still Life with White Lilies" selected as "Best of Show"
for the 37th annual Midwest Museum of American Art Juried Regional.

Thank you especially to the judges, Jane Stevens and Jacqueline Moses, for their kindness in giving me this award.  I am truly blessed to be a part of this show.  Thank you also to Jane Burns, Director and Brian Byrn, Curator, for all you do for the museum and the show.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

37th annual Midwest Museum of American Art Juried Regional

I was honored to have both of these watercolors accepted into the 37th Annual Midwest Museum of American Art Juried Regional.  Thank you to the jurors of the show, Jane Stevens and Jacqueline Moses.

Tulips in Red Vase

 "Tulips in Red Vase"
9" x 12"
Watercolor on Paper


Saturday, October 3, 2015

A wonderful time was had by all....

This is a photo of the very talented artists that attended my Still Life workshop this week. (Ann had to leave early, so is not pictured)  Every one of their paintings was superb!  I am proud of all of them.  Besides being so skilled at watercolor, they were a really fun group to be with.  It was a joy to teach them for two days.  Thank you to everyone from near and far who attended.  It means a lot to me that you were so happy with the workshop.

Plans for 2016 workshops have already begun, with a May workshop at Dillman's Art Workshop Retreat.  Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It's fall on the forum...let's paint!!

Fall Still Life Reference Photo
 It's fall on my For the Love of Watercolor Forum, and we're painting pumpkins!  We'll be doing the entire still life above, broken into 4 parts throughout October.  Part ONE is below where you learn to paint a multi colored background and beautiful cloth.

Fall Still Life Watercolor, Part ONE (painting in progress)

Friday, September 25, 2015

2-Day workshop coming soon....

Photo of the September 22 workshop at St. Patrick's Park.

I have a couple of spaces available for my 2-day workshop next week,
October 1 & 2.  Two days of in-depth painting of the Still Life below.
This is my last workshop for 2015.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pat Mcelwee's "The Iris"

This is one of the paintings from my Iris workshop,
by Artist Pat Mcelwee.

It's gorgeous and full of life!
Pat put in such lovely detail work that it just glows.
Plus she put a lot of very rich, lovely colors in it too.
Just beautiful Pat!!

I have two more workshops this year.
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Friday, September 18, 2015

Workshop 3, The Still Life

This is the still life we will be painting for my watercolor workshop on
October 1 & 2 here in South Bend, Indiana.
A great study in doing rich, rich colors with deep values.  Working with gradation in the background.  Painting a stunning glass vase.  And the value study of tulips and leaves in deep shadow.
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Sunday, September 13, 2015

An Honor...

I am honored that my watercolor "The Ravishing Red Girls" has won the second place award at the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society Show.

The show is in the Kroc Center
900 W. Western Ave, South Bend, IN 

It opened on Friday and runs through the end of October.
Stop by if you're in the area, it's a beautiful gallery.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

White Lily in Vase, New Watercolor and Video on the Forum

 "White Lily in Vase"
10" x 7"
Watercolor on Paper

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This is the latest video on the For the Love of Watercolor forum.  This is wonderful practice in getting those delicate values in a white flower.  Getting that super smooth solid background.  And of course, extra instruction on doing glass vases.  Tips on making your glass sparkle!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Rose Watercolor Workshop with Jacqueline Gnott

This is the reference photo we will be using for my watercolor workshop on September 22.
"The Rose"
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Still Life with White Lilies & Pears...now available

My painting "Still Life with White Lilies & Pears"
is home from the Watercolor USA show, so it is now available for purchase.


 This painting received the Watercolor USA, Watercolor Honor Society Award of Excellence. The award has earned me signature status. I am so, so blessed. Thank you to the Watercolor Honor Society.