Thursday, December 07, 2017

Fall Painting on Masa

I've done several watercolor florals on Masa paper, and I love the effect.  But ever since I saw Cheng Khee Chi's landscapes on Masa, I've wanted to try one. Here is my fall landscape, with my daughter and grand-dog taking a walk in the distance.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Flowers in the Church Courtyard

This is a semi-abstract of some flowers that I found in our church courtyard.   I painted them wet-in-wet - inspired by the techniques of Karlyn Holman.  Painted several weeks ago.  11 x 15.

Anna's Floral Bouquet

I started this at my friend Anna's house, using her flower arrangement for a model.  My idea was to do it in a style made famous by Karlyn Holman.  I REALLY struggled with this painting.  I pulled it out in the end, but I'm not entirely happy with it.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tulip Time

I've used this subject before, and maybe this title too.  These tulips lend themselves to experimentation, and this is a new design that I tried, imspired by the work of K.Holman.  11 x 15 on Arches.


I decided to try my hand at doing an abstract the other day. I was inspired by watching a video by K.Holman.   I've not been too successful at these, so I don't try too often, but I had a lot of fun with this one.  Halfway through, it reminded me of fireworks, and when it was done it looked more like balloons, so I titled it "Celebration".  This is 15 x 22 on Arches, textured with coffee filters, saran wrap, and gauze.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Iris Sketch

I sketched this iris yesterday in my backyard, in my 9 x 12 Super Aquabee sketchbook.

Saturday, May 06, 2017


I painted most of this one from life, but the flowers didn't last long enough for the background and some details.  So I just finished this today.  "Daffodils" 11 x 15

Monday, April 03, 2017

California Succulents

California Succulents 11 x 11

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Amaryllis 2017

Almost every year around Christmas I buy an amaryllis plant, and right after the new year I plant it and watch it grow.  I love the big colorful flowers, and I enjoy sketching and painting it.  Most of the time there is a second blooming after the first one dies out.  Waiting to see if that happens.