Saturday, December 06, 2008


Painted to give as a gift to my daughter and her family for Christmas. Stella is my "Grandpuppy". Contact me for commission information or a print of this painting. Email above on right.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


For our Watercolor Workshop group on Yahoo - we painted from the same photo in October. I used my artistic license and added a tablecloth that wasn't in the photo. I think I could do better, but for now will let it rest.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I am happy to post this floral, I had such a great time working on it. My thanks go to my friend Peter Nyllet for graciously allowing me to paint this; when I saw the photo I was drawn to it.
View the work in progress of this painting at:

Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Art on a Plate Cookbook

The cookbook is now available that includes this ACEO painting of mine; here is the link for more information: This was a group effort by Ebay's ACEO group (Art Cards Editions and Originals).

Friday, August 08, 2008

English Dogwood

Thank you Vicki G for allowing me to use your photo.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Home Page Hero

"Slice of Summer" has earned the prestigious spot on the Homepage of Yahoo's Watercolor Workshop Group, to be displayed there for the month of July. Thanks to all on the group for the encouraging comments.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Slice of Summer

For the Watercolor Workshop monthly challenge to paint fruit/veggies. Thank you Liz West for consent to use your magnificent photography for inspiration.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Pink Trio

Watercolor painted from a photograph by Liz West; thank you Liz

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Blown Away

When Maureen said that she was "blown away" at seeing these flowers, I decided to name them that because these wispy flowers wave and dance in the wind. They can be quite tall so they have strength in numbers to keep them from being totally blown down (much like us). Credit to Vicki G. for the photo.

Friday, April 25, 2008

II Corinthians 5:17

"...old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

Thank you Doris G for the use of this photo!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hebrews 4:12

To be transformed as the butterfly delicately becomes a thing of beauty so the Word of God divides us, soul from spirit. The root meaning of "divide asunder" metamorphosis is the same process the butterfly goes through.
From Vicki G's photo; thank you Vicki, this was fun to paint today as I painted and watched it snowing outside my studio window one more time on April 12th.

Blue Pansies

My tribute to spring, maybe painting some spring like subjects will warm me from the inside out because it does not look like spring yet here in Minnesota.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Miss Vicki

Arches 140 lb CP; the lovely Vicki (I didn't do her justice)


This is my "new and improved" hat lady rendition. The skin tones went on more smoothly for me and I think I'm making some progress. Portraiture in WC is a challenge for sure.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Marsha's Peony

From a photo reference from Marsha on WcW; I've been wanting to try this Peony for quite some time; not entirely happy with the outcome, but stuck in a quest to conquor sunlight vs shadow.

Portrait study

I wanted to practice the sun spots on skin (and haven't sufficiently learned to paint skin yet) lol. This is for study only; I used a cover of an old Victoria Magazine for inspiration. No intention to display or sell. I hope to practice this technique until I learn it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


A portrait study of my friend Doris

Think Spring

These Apple Blossoms were mailed to Marilyn in Wisconsin; she was my SWAP partner this time.

Think Spring

This painting is headed out tomorrow to my SWAP partner (a total secret until this person opens it)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Final on Captain

I deepened some shadows and darkened some fur. The ball was eliminated; sorry Captain.

About Me

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As a child I began designing my own clothes while in 5th grade. Grandma let me use fabric from her stash and showed me how to use the treadle machine. My love for art and the creative began at that point, always having a current project of some kind. Painting has provided a unique creative outlet for me that I am thankful for, an exciting journey where there's always something new to learn.