Monday, January 25, 2016

New watercolor & video....Watering Can & Tulips

"Watering Can & Tulips"
8" x 12"
Watercolor on Paper
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This is the latest instructional watercolor video on my forum,
This was a larger size watercolor so it was broken down into two videos this month.
I also have created a FaceBook page for the forum, so everyone can view the "Tips & Techniques" videos I publish, as well as viewing the members beautiful watercolors.
Click here to go to the For the Love of Watercolor FaceBook Page.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Twilight Peach Blossom

"Twilight Peach Blossom"
9" x 5"
Watercolor on Paper

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Watering Can & Tulips, Step ONE

We're doing a larger (8" x 12") still life on the forum, For the Love of Watercolor.  "Watering Can & Tulips"  This one is broken down into two videos to make it easier for all artists, even the beginners!  Part ONE goes in-depth into doing the dark backgrounds, and rendering metal surfaces, in this case a watering can.  I do all of my videos in 'real time', so you can see how to do each step easily in a format that sets you up for success.  Join a great group of encouraging artists as we walk this journey together.  Take a look at what the members say on the forum.  Let's Paint!!

"Watering Can & Tulips, Step ONE"

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Start off the new year learning watercolor!

The above still life is the next instructional video coming to my watercolor forum,
Think about starting the new year pursuing your dream of painting realism in watercolors.  Below is more of the gorgeous work of my members.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays and Watercolor Workshops in 2016

I wanted to take some time during this busy holiday season to thank everyone for following my blog and facebook page during the year.  Thank you also for all the wonderful comments you leave.  They are appreciated more then you know.  I feel so blessed to have so many followers.

During the holidays I always like to spend some time reflecting on the past year and planning for the next.  Deciding on my new goals for the brand new year.  I hope one of your goals will be to join me in learning to paint realistic still lifes and florals in watercolor.  There are three ways for you to learn my award winning, realistic watercolor style.
  •   The first is my online watercolor forum, For the Love of Watercolor.  Here you can learn at your own pace while watching my videos on how to paint a variety of subjects in watercolor.  There are 52 HD videos currently available with new releases every month, all for a low monthly fee.
  • The second is a very special opportunity.  I am pleased to announce 4 days of painting with me at Dillman's Creative Art's Foundation in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin in the summer.  (August 29 ~ September 1, 2016)  "THE SECRETS TO CREATING DARK AND DRAMATIC STILL LIFES IN TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR". You can find more detailed information on my workshop's page or at Dillman's.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Swag, New Video on my learning forum

Christmas Swag is the latest instructional watercolor video on my
It is a great video in painting some special holiday decor items often used when doing your own Christmas cards.  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

For the Love of Watercolor Members Paintings

I wanted to share this collage of some of the beautiful watercolors by the members of my forum,

The challenge was to paint this Fall Still Life in watercolor.
In order to make it more manageable and not overwhelming,
we completed it in 3 steps spread out over 1 & 1/2 months.
Step #1 was the background and the cloth.
Step #2 was the pumpkins and ghords.
Step #3 was the decorative corn.

Soon we'll embark on a winter still life in watercolor.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Asiatic Lily

"Asiatic Lily"
5.5" x 5.5"
Watercolor on Paper
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Pink Rose

"Pink Rose"
7" x 10"
Watercolor on Paper

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Still Life with Cobalt Glass

"Still Life with Cobalt Glass"
10.5" x 17.5"
Watercolor on Paper

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Red Poinsettia, new watercolor & video

"Red Poinsettia"

8" x 5"
Watercolor on Paper
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For the Christmas season this is a gorgeous Red Poinsettia.  
A new original watercolor and also a new video on my

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Pear with Leaf

"Pear with Leaf"

6.5" x 12"
Watercolor on Paper
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Friday, November 27, 2015

Customized Gift Certificates available...

For the holiday season, I'll be offering a free, customized downloadable gift certificate for those giving a year membership to my For the Love of Watercolor forum.

After you've purchased the year membership, just send me an email to, tell me the name of the recipient, and I'll customize and then email you a PDF file that you can then print out, gift wrap and put under the tree for Christmas.

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 (

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)

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