Friday, June 27, 2008

Amaryllis Collage

This collage was done for a project on WetCanvas. The object was to take an old painting and cut it up, and weave another painting, or other paper through it, adding other media, to make a new piece of art. I cut the old amaryllis painting into strips, and used matte medium to paste it onto black paper. I interspersed five strips of gold scrapbooking paper and went over the watercolored stamens with a gold pen. Now I need a name for the new piece.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sketchcrawl 19 - Carousel Dragon

This was the last sketch I did during the "Sketchcrawl #19" on Saturday. I never got to finish it because they closed the carousel at 5:00 p.m. sharp, and started to lower the metal doors that closed it in while I was still sitting there. The rest of the dragon is a dark green with some yellow green accents. I had to pick up and move a few times since the dragon did not always stop in front of me when the ride stopped. You can see all the sketches that my sister Joan and I did, and read all about our sketchcrawl here
What is a "Sketchcrawl"? Several years ago an artist named Enrico Casarosa from California spent an entire day sketching in the San Francisco area. He thought it would be more fun to do it again with friends, and he made a blog about it, and the "Worldwide Sketchcrawl" was born. You can read about this fun activity at

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Baby Louis

This is a quarter sheet painting of my 10th and newest grandchild. Isn't he a cutie! I'm not completely happy with the composition, and I may end up cropping some of the bottom off, but then I keep changing my mind. I won't cut unless I'm positive.

I love that rosy cheeked, innocent "newborn" look, and they don't stay that way long. Louis is now three months old and he has already changed a lot.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


I painted these irises from life at my Thursday painting session with my friends. Anna, one of the other artists, picked these from her garden for us to use as reference. I love the purple/yellow/green combination.
"Anna's Irises" 11x15

This duo was painted from a photo I took at Grey's Iris Garden last year. I like the rich red/purples contrasted with the lighter tops.
"Twin Irises" 15x11