Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Birthday, Joan!

It's my sister's birthday today. This is the image that I used on her birthday card. We frequently paint together, and we both recently purchased Daniel Smith's Toucan Triad - Quinacridone gold deep, Pyrrol Orange, and Ultramarine Turquoise. Those colors were perfect for this cactus. (Reference photo provided by Gina Hall)

"Birthday Cactus" 5 x 7 on Arches Cold Press.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Les Belles Artistes

This is a photo of myself and a group of artists that I met more than 10 years ago while taking watercolor classes together. We have stayed in touch and some of us have taken workshops together. Earlier this year we decided to exhibit our art as a group. One of our members, Monique, named us "Les Belles Artistes". Recently we hung our first show at the Gallery of the Franklin Lakes Presbyterian Church in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. I decided that it would be fun to make a blog just for our group, and you can find it at

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lots of Leaves

I painted this "negatively" by painting around each leaf and then blending it out, putting one leaf behind another until the paper was filled. Some of these are from stencils that I made a few years back to paint t-shirts, and some of them are from new leaves I found in the driveway.