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.