Friday, October 02, 2009


From Brent Nesseth's photo comes this watercolor on Arches 140 lb 11 x 14

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blind Pears

Credit on this one goes to Dorena Kerry for use of her photo.

Blind Pears

Painted from a photo by Dorena Kerry - thanks Dorena

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pear of Pears

For a September "Pear Project" on WcW

The Fountain

From my photo taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen

Friday, June 19, 2009

Juicy June

I don't do bugs, well okay I've made an exception. This is an unusually juicy style for me; yikes I had to give up control.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Golden Tree Nymph WC

My thanks to June Damanti for allowing me to use her gorgeous photo as a reference for this painting. Please take a look at June's website for a mini vacation:

When I saw her photo I was so impressed with the macro perspective and gorgeous color I yearned to get out the watercolors.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

"Favour" makes the Homepage of WcW

I am proud to announce that this painting is being featured on Yahoo's Watercolor Workshop - Homepage - for the month of June. That is such an honor and of course a boost to my ego as well.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Thanks to Vicki Greene for another lovely photo; this was sent out for my SWAP group this time. I loved painting this and hope to do it again soon.

Friday, March 06, 2009


How about cellophane? I'm continuing my study on painting shiny things, stay tuned. Thank you Doris for inspiring me to do this when I saw your photo of these candies.

Under Cover

This month the focus will be on "shiny things" - this gets my creative juices flowing as I love trying to capture light in my paintings so needless to say I have a lot of subjects I'd like to try. Let's see now, what should I try next?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Time for Tea

March challenge on Yahoo's Watercolor Workshop to paint from same photo; we're working this month on painting "shiny things"

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Time to Celebrate

My Dahlia painting "Peace" that I did some time ago has taken 1st place and BEST OF SHOW with the National Art Program at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. I am overjoyed and most grateful. Thank you to my Son Brent who encouraged me to do this and works for the Health East System.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Gerbera Daisy

Inspired by Vicki Green's photo, this Gerbera called to me to fulfill a "pink" project for Yahoo's Watercolor Workshop. this painting (a 5 x 7) was gifted to Michelle H. for our Feb. SWAP.

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.