Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Many Gifts

Many Gifts is my new watercolor still life. It is 22" x 30". My goal with this piece was to create an interesting composition that was contemporary in contrast with the traditional objects that I have drawn carefully, but at odd angles. It is, I hope, about the treasures not the still life.

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fine Feathered Friend

There is nothing like a colorful rooster to wake you up in the morning. This watercolor is 15" x 11".

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Chickens in my Kitchen

This watercolor still life was a lot of fun. From shopping for interesting chicken pieces to designing with all the patterns it was just fun.

Tea Time

Tea Time is a new watercolor still life that I am working on. I am liking the soft neutrals and patterns. I don't think it is quite finished, but I am trying to blog daily, so I thought I would show my progress with this one. It is 15" x 11".
Do you think it is done?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Long Wait

Am I telling a story with this painting? I hope so. This model with her red hair could always get into compelling poses. I imagined a background for her that designs the space and tells her story. This figurative watercolor is 22" x 30".

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Desert Whites

As long as I am going down memory lane, I may as well visit Arizona. It is so much fun to explore warm and cool whites in watercolor. That is what this painting is all about. The texture of the cactus contrasts with the softness of the petals. I had fun with this floral. I hope it shows. This watercolor is 11.5" x 15.5".

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Parade

I love the bulbs that bloom early. I remember finding them peeking through the snow when I was growing up in the panhandle of Texas. I always thought of them as a promise of renewal. Deep thoughts on a Monday morning. This is a watercolor and it is 15"x22".

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Two Models

Two Models is another figurative watercolor. This painting is a little different, so I thought I'd share it. I am getting into pattern and color these days and this one illustrates the direction I would like to go. It is 15"x22".

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rough and Ready Antiques

This is an antique store that is always fun to browse through. It is especially lovely in the spring and summer when lush plants welcome customers. As I am often in the hunt for interesting shapes of things to paint, places like this are like a magnet!

Monday, March 12, 2012


Link I had a lot of fun with this moody, figure painting. It is a watercolor on bristol board that has had a coat of gesso applied to it. The watercolor sits on top and can be manipulated easily. I was able to change the figure until it had the feeling I wanted. I used watercolor crayons to create the lacy pattern on the skirt. It is 28"x22".

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Party Girl

I may as well show another recent figure. I loved this model and her big black boots. Such a contrast with the look of the dress. What you should know is that the dress was made out of garbage bags. I added patten and color for fun. This is also a mixed media painting on Bristol Board.

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Girl Stuff

All dressed up and nowhere to go. This is one of my recent figures. I am happy with the loose quality and color scheme. I hope you like it. It is a mixed media painting on watercolor paper.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Summer Colors

Are we ready for a little summer sun yet? I am. I'm guessing that this model is thinking about a beach somewhere. I love the bright colors of the dress. This piece is another watercolor that I painted recently at our figure drawing session. I hope you like it.

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Rural Memories

This old barn is like so many throughout our great country. A favorite subject for many artists, I must also give it a go. I believe that it is best for people to write about and paint things they know. Country scenes are a big part of my life. This landscape is a watercolor.

To bid on this painting, please click here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mom's Bowl 2

Mom's Bowl 2 is a transparent watercolor painting of my Mom's china bowl with blueberries. The bowl actually belonged to my grandfather and was passed down to her along with more pieces of this lovely set. I love the color and patterns. The photo is a little crooked, as the horizontal line is not tilted. It also still needs to be signed. It is
6.5"x 6.5" and it is a still life.
This painting has sold.