Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winter Blues

All Wrapped Up

Tis the season and I love it! I painted these bows a while back, and they make me happy. It is fun and makes me excited for The holiday season.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pond Visits 2

This piece is one of my Pond Series Paintings. I had fun modeling the rocks and discovering the frog that is in there. These little guys add a lot of noise and action to my quiet peaceful place.

The Red Plate

This painting is done now. I added some more shapes and worked on modeling the fruit. I am happy with the abstract design and bright colors.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dragonfly Dreams

My two dragonfly pieces are in Round Rock in a gallery called Artspace on Main Street. The reception is November 4, and I will be there. The art work is fabulous. Come on out and see. This show has been up for a few weeks, and will be coming down soon. Next I will be showing in Austin.


I must be thinking of flowers these days, as summer winds down. I will have to spend the coming winter months just dreaming of Spring plantings!

Glorious Colors

This painting is all about colors. I hope it makes you think of the soft breezes of Spring. This was a demonstration done in a class that I teach with Sue Gray, who is such an inspiration.

Not Done Yet

This is another painting that was a demonstration. Sue and I painted from the same still life. I have worked on this one since this photo was taken and it looks a little different, but the basic elements are the same. I will post the new image soon.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


This painting is one that I started in a class as a demonstration. I wanted to show how to use watercolor on Bristol Board. It is very easy to work with once you get the hang of it. you can make changes and rework until you are happy. This one is not complete, but I like the mood and the attitude of the pose, so I am going to go slow as I continue to work so that I don't lose the important pieces.

ART NEWS: Ascent

ART NEWS: Ascent

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The good news today is that I won second place in the Georgetown Art Works Show, now up, around town, in Georgetown. My painting, Her Black Boots, won the second place award, which was quite a surprise because their were so many fine pieces in the show. Artists from surrounding towns and Austin are hearing about this great show and entering the competition. The works are varied and of quality. It is definitely worth a look...and also is a great way to purchase a piece of wonderful art.
The art is showing in The Georgetown Public Library, Abbey's, Franklin and Company Fine Jewelers, Cianfrani Coffee Company, and Quenan's Jeweler's. Georgetown could use an Art Center to showcase all the great art that is available in this community.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Here are some new pieces that I have been working on. Fireworks is a watercolor and Through the Glass and Pond Visits are acrylic. I am having fun working in different ways with a variety of mediums. As you can probably see, Pond Visits has a lot of texture and is painted on tissue paper collage. The shine of the acrylic makes it a little difficult to photograph. There is also a little gold leaf for sparkle.

Pond Visits

Fireworks in The Garden

Through The Glass

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Art Classes

I am excited about a couple classes I will be teaching at Framer's Gallery in Georgetown. Sue Nosler Gray and I will conduct a demo/critique class on Monday afternoons. All levels and mediums will be welcome for critique. We will be giving demos to show new ideas and old art principles to strengthen student's work. We will then look at what students are doing at home and give ideas about how to grow in your work. This is an opportunity to explore ways to loosen up and design right.
The second class is an experimental watercolor class. I will be using opaque and transparent watercolors along with watercolor crayons, tissue paper collage and maybe even a little gesso to expand techniques and give new tools for artists to try. This class will be on Tuesday afternoons.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kimono Poses is a watercolor using both transparent and opaque paints to achieve a soft flow. It was inspired by a lovely model and her Kimono full of pattern. I used these elements not to copy, but to create a design that communicates to the viewer a feeling of calm and grace. This is a subject that intrigues me, so I have begun a series. One of those is also posted. Look for the designs to become more about the patterns than the figures in the future. I always like to have ideas knocking around up there.

Kimono Poses was chosen to be in the Southwest Watercolor Show in Dallas in September. I am very excited to be included in this large show.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sue's Back Porch

Thought I would share a sunny morning with you. Sue has beautiful flowers and a warm and sunny disposition. It seems fitting that I painted a warm and sunny floral at her house.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I just wanted to let you know that I am still here and feeling like this Golden Oldie!
North Carolina is lovely this time of year. We just returned from a quick trip. I didn't take my camera. The landscape is so huge that photos don't do it justice. I will have go back to paint someday.
I am busy in my studio now. We always seem to have shows coming up or coming down. I will try to get better about staying up to date with my blog.
Till next time...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Look at Sue's Samauri

This is her recent abstract work. Look at those colors. Yummy!

Celebrating the Poppy Festival in Georgetown

Come see my new Poppies at Franklin Fine Jeweler's in Georgetown in April and May 2010.

Hey, check this out!

Go to my friend, Sue's web site, www.suenoslergray.com.

Learning to Blog

Sue is helping me navigate this stuff.