Sunday, October 26, 2014

A day at the beach with flamingos

I think I used all my art supplies painting this picture.  I made the mistake of not leaving enough white that I had to use gesso to shape the birds.  This painting was done on 140lb watercolor paper using Sennelier watercolors, Derwent Intense colored pencils and finished off with Faber-Castell markers.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Colors of fall

I wanted to capture the meadow of trees before they completely changed colors.  I used Derwent Intense colored pencils on toned paper.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Shades of of Green

I just love the colors of the ocean, especially the different shades of green.  I used Sennelier watercolors and a 1/2" dagger brush.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Abstract of a rose bush

This started out as a painting of roses hanging from the vine, but I over worked and turned the painting into an abstract.  Colors are a bit dark.  Probably would of been better to have just tossed, but the painting is a journal that I'm trying to complete.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Eastern blue birds

Here's my take on Eastern blue birds.  The female has the grey/blue feathers with a white belly and the male has a bright orange breast.

Thursday, October 02, 2014


I love daffodils when they are in bloom.  When there not in bloom, I paint them.  I used watercolor pencils to lay in the outline of the flowers and vase.   Using my wet watercolor brush, I moved then color around.  I went back in with watercolor paint to finish the painting.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014


Today is my husband's birthday.  He likes celebrating his birthday with presents, going out to dinner, and cake, but has a real issue with the number going up.  So we celebrate without mentioning how old he really is.  In his mind he's still 30, but I know better. LOL.
For one of his presents I did a painting of his girl Zuzu, who is no longer with us.  When she was alive, this girl traveled with us all over the world.  She always had this look of "what's going on?"
I hope he likes it, but I know he'll really like his new digital Nikon D3300 camera that takes up too 24.2 mega pixel and came with a couple of lens.    I just hope he remembers my birthday with some good presents too! LOL