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. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Gelli Prints

Not a watercolor this time.  I've been making gelli prints with the Gelli Plate that Joan gave me for Christmas.  Here are a few that I kind of liked.