Thursday, March 26, 2015

Movin' On


I think my winterberries are finally done.  I'm now working on my corn -- you can see the progression below.  I still have a little more work to do.  Both of these paintings are watercolor on aquabord.  Thanks for taking a peek!  :)







Friday, March 20, 2015

I'm Slow As Molasses

Redware Winterberries -- almost done!  :)
8" x 10"
watercolor on aquabord

Oh my goodness -- I am the worst!  I can't seem to stay focused and this painting is taking me way too long.  Not because I'm working on it all this time -- mainly because I'm not.  I am the most inefficient painter lately.  sigh. On a happy note -- I figured out how to change the white balance on my camera and now it's taking images with more accurate colors!  Yippee!!  :)

Have a good weekend!  It's snowing here AGAIN.  Ugh!

Monday, March 16, 2015

More Aquabord

work in progress - detail

Here's what I've been working on lately.  We are finally starting to thaw out here in Massachusetts.  Could Spring really be on its way!?  Have a great day.  Thank you for stopping by.

work in progress
watercolor on aquabord
8" x 10"

Friday, March 6, 2015

Misty Forest Update

"Misty Forest"
8" x 10"
watercolor on aquabord

Nothing much to say . . . just"  I'm still playing with Nita Engle's book.  :)  Have a good weekend!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Another Small Painting

"Red Barn"
3" x 3"
watercolor on paper
$40

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I love squares, don't you?  I'm having fun with these little paintings.  Thanks for stopping by!


what this painting could look like when framed



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Small Painting Auction

"Wheeler Farm"
3.5" x 5"
watercolor on paper
$40

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I've decided to auction off some of the little paintings I've been doing.  I think they would look sweet all matted and framed up.  This is the first one.

what this painting could look like when framed

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More Challenges

Misty Forest - work in progress
10" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord


I spent today doing some more experimenting - this time on aquabord.  I used the amazing Nita Engle's book How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself to guide me - referencing one of her paintings in the book, just to get a handle on some of her techniques.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sketching



I've always found landscape painting to be quite challenging.  All that extraneous information that needs to be edited has always confused me.  Joyce Hicks (whose work & process I find VERY inspiring) emphasizes creating shapes - so I've been doing some pencil sketching and working on values & temperature through little thumbnail studies.  It's been fun.  I'll be sharing some more over the next few posts.  Thanks for visiting!

"Red Barn"
3" x 3"
(watercolor on paper)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

An Apple A Day

"An Apple a Day"
6.25" x 7"
(watercolor on paper)



This was a little demonstration painting I did for some of my students.  We've been spending some time just getting back to basics.  I've decided to auction this one off with a starting bid of $30 -- oooh what a bargain, eh!?  Ha!  Click on the button above to bid or just to get a closer view.

Thank you for viewing my work.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Hug for my Honey

"Valentine Hug"
6" x 6"
watercolor on aquabord

This little painting is for my husband . . . Happy Valentine's Day!  :)

Hope you all have a great day.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Be Mine

"Be Mine"
8" x 8"
watercolor on paper




Wow!!  It's been a very long time.  I never thought I'd be away from blogging for so long, but I must say, the "vacation" has been delightful.  Although, I'm very glad to be back painting again.  Pablo Villicana Lara invited me to paint & post a Valentine painting and I'm so happy he did.  It was just the push I needed to get back in the saddle.  Pablo is an amazing artist, so please check out his work.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Catching Up

"Grandmother's Pillow"
(private collection)
As you may know, I'm participating in a Facebook Challenge, where I post 3 paintings/day for 5 days.  It's been fun to review some of my old paintings and select which ones to share.  Many thanks to Carrie Waller for inviting me to join in on the fun.  Carrie has been an inspiration to me since I began this watercolor adventure.  Be sure to check out her award-winning work.  

Here are the rest of my "shares" for the past 5 days, in no particular order.  On Day 2 I couldn't resist sharing more than 3 Little People paintings.  :)


"Tickets, Please"
(private collection) 
"Number, Please"
5" x 5" - watercolor on paper
$95
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"The Parking Ticket"
5" x 5" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$135
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"Shave and a Haircut"
5" x 5" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$135
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"Her First Apartment"
5" x 5" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$135
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"Verbena"
6" x 6" - watercolor on aquabord
$90
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"Hallie"
6" x 6" - watercolor on aquabord
$90
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"Azul"
(private collection)

"Brady"
(private collection)

"Dougal"
(private collection)

"Nature's Candy"
16.75" x 10" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$675
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"E-Z"
(private collection)

"By The Silo"
5" x 5" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$135
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"Yellow Slip"
6" x 6" - framed watercolor on aquabord
$130
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"Really Big Shoe"
12" x 21" - matted and framed watercolor on paper
$550
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