Thursday, April 30, 2009
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
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
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.
Monday, April 6, 2009
This painting is done on yupo paper...very smooth....like painting on plastic. I like to paint some of my favorite things around my house as shown in the following picture.....
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.
This is how I imagine Italy. Someday I hope to see something like this..Until then I'll just keep painting pictures.
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.
Two of the most beautiful things to paint in Texas....bluebonnets and live oaks....typical of the Hill Country
This painting is a study in negative painting, where I painted around the leaves getting darker each time.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The trees sometimes grow very tall in the Texas woods. The morning sun is shining through them. A special time of day!
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 30, 2009
I think that I have seen this same view in Minnesota, Montana, Michigan, and Texas. Love a fresh water stream!
Sometimes I like to paint some of my antiques. Who did the little vase belong to? Painting gets me thinking.
Living in Montana brought the wonderful experience of hiking in the mountains. You can imagine where my thoughts were as I painted this scene.
I did this painting after driving down this Texas Country road. I loved the way the shadows fell across the road.
Labels: Spring in Texas