Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Barrel Cactus

I just realized that I didn't post the final painting, so here it is. LOL

Well, I hadn't posted for a while, so much going on, boys birthdays, Thanksgiving, teaching yada yada, but I did start this cactus,It's 2ft. x 3 ft. I've started out using violet to create my shadows between each plate/blade, and it took me forever, I did not use any frisket except for the outer edge. Now I hope to find some time to add my yellows and greens and blues soon. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Eat UP!

And A little more today:

And some more today:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy 83rd Birthday Mom!

Well, Mom's reached 83 glorious years this year, and although her dimentia is getting worse, she's still in great health. I just wanted to show everyone my beautiful mother, this was taken on her birthday! All of us got together and took her out for a great lunch! I love you Mamma. :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Paper, or Plastic?"

I can remember when my grocery store used to ask me this, it seems to be a thing in the past now, hopefully our world is starting to see the benefits of saving trees and recycling. To teach my students a few of the techniques in watercolor such as, rubbing off, and lifting out, we did this for an exercise, also creating shadows with alizarian and cobalt. Thank you to the wonderful photographer, Clarita for sharing her photo on Morguefile.

A Pink Rose with a variagated wash

Well, I wasn't too happy with this flower as my values were way off, but I was quite happy with my variagated background which I've been trying to practice. I've seen so many wonderful artists who seem to do it with ease, and I tell you it's not the easiest. I've been quite busy with teaching classes so haven't much to show for lately. Hope to be painting for Myself again soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Great Debate

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I belong to a wonderful online group as most know called WnW Watercolors Wet N Wild, and this months painting challenge was quilts, so I started this yesterday in hopes to be done with it today Also I titled this painting The Great Debate because of my inability to choose the next President. I felt it fitting with the three parties and the red white and blue. Not that anyone will know what the title means, but I will. LOL

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lone Daisy

I started out thinking that I would instill a lighter background depicting other flowers in the background of this daisy, but then I thought the composition just didn't work, so I darkened the background, and left it as is. This is a 9x12.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Lori Andrews Collaboration!

This is a write up on Lori Andrews website, and I just wanted to share, please make sure and visit their websites, located here:


What do a jazz harpist, a watercolor artist, and a mystery writer have in common? They’ve all collaborated on a new CD, “After Hours.” And these three different women happen to share the same name: Lori Andrews.

Their connection began a decade ago when Lori Andrews, a mystery writer and law professor, appeared on Good Morning America. A week later, she received an envelope with a return sticker labeled Lori Andrews with an address in Santa Monica. Inside was an 8” x 10” photo of jazz harpist Lori Andrews, who caught Lori #1’s television appearance. Surprised to see “her” name under the image of the talking blonde, the jazz harpist reached out in friendship. This led to Lori Andrews/Lori Andrews night at a jazz club in Marine del Rey with #1 introducing her lawyer and writer friends to #2’s musician buddies.

Jazz harpist Lori Andrews joins mystery writer Lori Andrews at a Los Angeles signing.
With two of the arts covered—writing and music—all that was needed was a fine artist. Enter the third Lori Andrews, a San Diego watercolor artist. The perfect choice to create the cover for the jazz harpist’s latest CD, with the mystery writer providing the liner notes.

Like identical twins or triplets, the Lories sometimes mix it up. The writer sent the Lori Andrews Christmas CD to her friends, who assumed she’d been hiding her musical talents. When the writer’s publisher forgot to include an author photo on a book, the jazz harpist allowed her friends to think she’d churned out a 350-page tome in her spare time.

In a society of shrinking family sizes, the name game is an alternative way to connect. The Lories are now reaching out to an architect namesake and a member of the military.

And, if you’d like to be an honorary Lori, you can always read Lori # 1’s THE SILENT ASSASSIN, while listening to Lori # 2’s After Hours in front of Lori # 3’s painting, Blue Sky Tea.

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Pear Hug

And the completed painting here:

Monday, September 01, 2008

Pear Hug

Well, I just can't seem to stop painting my mothers beautiful pears, they really are very pretty this year, even with all those marks on them. Here's an unfinished piece but some steps to show my progress.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pear and Crystal Still Life

Well, My mothers pear tree is full of wonderful little juicy pears this year, and I picked a ton of em. So I decided to have a go at painting them, along with trying to paint glass, which I found to be very very difficult, so here is a study of a much larger painting I want to try later, I learned quite a few things in this one.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Martini Kick

Well, I must say I am NOT a fan of martini's but I am a fan of the glasses, I think they're so cool, anyway, I fooled around with some photos I found on Photobucket, and just started painting a series, here are a few that are currently up for sale on ebay. :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Thats the first thing that came to mind, as I had to do 20 of these paintings for a demonstration class I did, to show the students each step and it's process. So here's one of the many I'll probably have up for auction that will look very similiar but will use different colors, this one is a bit of a peach color. Now on ebay.

And Here is the link to the auction:

Monday, June 30, 2008

I've joined ArtWanted.com

If you are ever interested in buying a watercolor please visit me here. It's seemingly much easier than ebay, and I'm finding the easier the better for me these days!

So come and view my works for sale here.

Thank you so much. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tailcast Introduction Video Contest

Here is a short clip introducing myself and a preview of some old paintings.
If you haven't visited Tailcast.com you don't know what your missing, there are a ton of highly talented artists, in every genre you can imagine. Take a look.