Thursday, April 30, 2009

Walking Along the Lake

A pen and ink drawing with watercolor. I did this on location.


This is my demonsration from my watercolor class that I taught today. We worked on objects that are silver and glass along with flowers.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring Scene

This is Michigan in May.

Silver Coffee Pot

This painting was done on yupo paper. It works well for painting silver.

My Old Waffle Iron

I like to make waffles in antique waffle irons. Here's a painting of one of them.

Texas Sunday House

I did this painting as a demonstration for the class that I teach....Some houses like this are called Sunday Houses in Texas.....kind of like a week-end place.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kitchen Painting

This painting hangs in my kitchen. I used my antique coffee pot and a creamer as an inspiration. On the lower right you see it was made into a cookbook.

Cookbook Cover

This is the cover of the cookbook that I did for the 
Texas A & M University Women's Club.

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Home Portrait

This is a commission I did for a friend.....a Florida home

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Markets are inspirations for colorful paintings. This one is in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Favorite Coffee Pot

This painting is done on yupo paper...very painting on plastic. I like to paint some of my favorite things around my house as shown in the following picture.....

My Kitchen Window

Items I have around the house are often inspiration for kitchen window

Texas Hill Country Scene

At this time of year, bluebonnets are on my mind. I did this painting on masa paper....a very thin paper that I crinkle up and then glue onto watercolor paper before painting.

Imagining Italy

This is how I imagine Italy. Someday I hope to see something like this..Until then I'll just keep painting pictures.

A House Painting

This is one of many commissions of houses that I have painted through the years. Makes a nice surprise gift.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I poured the paint on, let it dry, and then came back and painted around the tulips (negative painting)...makes the painting more spontaneous.

Bluebonnets and Live Oaks

Two of the most beautiful things to paint in Texas....bluebonnets and live oaks....typical of the Hill Country


A vignette of petunias....always a reminder of Spring


This painting is a study in negative painting, where I painted around the leaves getting darker each time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Porch Swing

I saw this swing at a bed and breakfast in Belleville, Texas and later enjoyed painting it.

Downtown Chelsea

A scene in Chelsea,Michigan in the Spring. The downtown was filled with blossoming trees.

Porch Scene

I did this painting on location during a workshop that I taught in Chelsea, Michigan.

Colorful Chairs

These old chairs from the 50's are favorites of mine. I saw this scene and the painting evolved.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

White Iris

The iris is one of my favorite flowers to paint.....a sure sign of spring!

Bluebonnet Morning

At this time of year the many pastures are covered with bluebonnets!

Woods and Sunshine

The trees sometimes grow very tall in the Texas woods. The morning sun is shining through them. A special time of day!

Farmer's Market

I saw this view in Michigan at a Farmer's Market. Painted it later back in Texas and won a blue ribbon!


This was painted after I spent some time on the Galveston Coast. The view is still there, but the porch and much more was destroyed by the hurricane.

Bluebonnets and Wild Thistle

How I enjoy the wildflowers of Texas!

Back Porch

This is the back porch of a home in Texas. I love porches.

Time Has a Way

I used pen and ink first and then added watercolor....a Texas scene.

Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush

Take a drive a mile from me and this is what you'll see today. This was a technique in which I wet and crinkled the paper before painting on it.

Up North

Looks like I was thinking about Minnesota or Michigan here???

Blue Iris

I have enjoyed painting on yupo paper which is so smooth. It makes alot of surprises!

Cactus Flower

Love doing large closeups of flowers. Texas is the place to find these beauties.

Tulip Time

I saw this vase of tulips while visiting in Michigan. I loved the lighting....and so later back home I painted it and won Best Floral in the Brazos Valley Juried Art Show.

Evening View

Sunsets and lakes....two of my favorite things to paint as I remember Minnesota and Michigan

Monday, March 30, 2009

Summertime Stream

I think that I have seen this same view in Minnesota, Montana, Michigan, and Texas. Love a fresh water stream!

Painting my special things

Sometimes I like to paint some of my antiques. Who did the little vase belong to? Painting gets me thinking.

Mountain View

Living in Montana brought the wonderful experience of hiking in the mountains. You can imagine where my thoughts were as I painted this scene.

The Garden Entrance

I came across this scene in Boerne, Texas. The bike brought back memories of my childhood days.

Texas Country Road

I did this painting after driving down this Texas Country road. I loved the way the shadows fell across the road.