Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Xmas

This is one of my favorite Cavalier moments.  I'll be going home for the holidays, so wishing everyone a Merry Xmas...hopefully Santa brings you all that you desire!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Today's my birthday...

Today is my birthday and I had to start the morning with  drawing Monet's waterlillies from a past trip to his garden.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

wild purple daisys

On a recent walk, I noticed these purple daisy surround by tall blades of grass.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Rounded lobed hepatica watercolor pencils

I've been using my watercolor pencils to work on studies for possible larger paintings.  By doing this, I can see if the painting will work and what corrections I might have to do.

Saturday, December 03, 2011


Jolie is ready for any emergency with her fireman bucket brigade.

watercolor pencil sketches

I've been working in my 8" X 8" handmade journal, using my watercolor pencils.  Since my watercolor pencils are so portable, I can end the day by sketching in bed...which is becoming my favorite thing to do.  I find that  20 minutes is very relaxing and I accomplish a lot in that short period of time. 

Friday, December 02, 2011

Handmade journal cover

I wanted to use different elements on the front of this small handmade journal.  I watercolored several 1" strips in various colors and then cut into 1" x 1" pieces.  Next I just placed randomly on the cover with double sided tape, framing the pieces with wasabi tape.  To make sure those 1" pieces would come loose, I applied strips of clear packaging tape on top.  The journal measures 4" x 6"--just the right size for small sketches.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Bella as a puppy

I've haven't been posting very much lately, but I've been busy drawing, painting, and making journals.  After making quite a few journals in various sizes and papers, I figure it was time to put pencil to paper.  I went through all my old photos and came across my beloved Bella sleeping when she was just a puppy.  This is a small drawing, first sketched in pencil and then I applied watercolor pencil for color.