Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ribbon Candy

I have to say although I miss my boys and husband, I sure have enjoyed the peace and quiet, and have been busy painting up a storm, well not a storm but here and there. :) I started this one last night, and am not sure I'll be able to pull it off, I used what I thought was just a brush but it had yellow ink in it so I might not be able to rid that area.. But just thought I'd post, I love this candy it's so traditional and brings back many fond memories for me when I was a kid, my mothers candy dishes were allways filled with ribbon candy on the holidays.

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

I was interviewed by artist and broadcaster Roy Simmons

I was interviewd by the wonderful and talented broadcaster and artist Roy Simmons, go here to have a listen: It was such a pleasure to talk with such a nice man and one who shares the same love I do for watercolor. Although I must admit now after listening to the interview on podcast now, I realize that I must STOP using the words, Actually and Exactly.. No wonder my boy Hayden is allways saying it.. LOL

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Watercolor Contest

Event Details Time: December 10, 2009 at 6pm to December 23, 2009 at 7pm
Event Type: watercolor, contest
Organized By: Lori Andrews

All you have to do is be a member of my network, upload a photo of your favorite Christmas Watercolor painting to the event, and title your painting "Christmas Contest Entry" with dimensions and any other pertinent information to the painting.

All submissions must be completed with watercolor, atleast 90 percent, and created solely by you. It can be any size, but must be related to Christmas, "What Christmas means to you" One entry per person please, all entries must be painted by a member of this group. This contest will be closed on December 23, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. MST.

The judge/s for this contest to be named at a later date all entries will be judged upon technique, ability, creativity and style.

First Place winner will receive:

The newly published book - Paint Amazing Watercolors from Photographs, by Henry W. Dixon.
$39.00 Value

Two matted prints of watercolors by Lori Andrews
$60.00 Value

A package of greeting cards w envelopes of original watercolors by Lori Andrews.

The winning watercolor artist will be featured on front page here and in the gallery, along with your website and a little bio about you.

Second Place Winner will receive:

1 15 ml tube Da Vinci Watercolor Paint: Cobalt Violet
1 8 ml tube Cotman Water Color Paint: Dioxazine Violet
1 5 ml tube Winsor Newton Watercolor Paint: Dumont's Blue
$20.00 Value

One Set (6) greeting cards from original Watercolors by Lori Andrews
$12.00 Value

Runner Up to receive:

One Set (6) greeting cards from original watercolors by Lori Andrews

$12.00 Value

One DVD "How to Paint Cherries in Watercolor" By Lori Andrews
So what are you waiting for? What have you got to lose? Consider this my "paying it forward" Merry Christmas to everyone!
$20.00 Value

If your not a member, click here or go here to join in the fun!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Painting Koi in Watercolor by Lori Andrews

I hope you all have been Well, I've missed it here and you all!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

It's a Busy Life!

Got a bit further today, thank goodness Kristas birthday isn't until October. :)

A very dear friend of mine who is not only a wonderful mother, wife, and a very hard working flight attendant along with holding two other part time jobs, and hosts many sorts of parties, but is an avid caregiver to many animals, to name a few, 1 parrot, keets, a bearded dragon, four dogs, a tortoise the size of a small refrigerator, and then all of her beautiful koi and gold fish which she houses in her pond in her backyard asked me a long time ago to paint her a painting of koi.

So with keeping Krista in mind, and how she juggles all the things she does, bouts to Hawaii, Alaska, LA, comes home in the wee hours of the mornings to care for her two children and husband, and then off to glam up at Chanel designing makeovers to people who only dreamed they looked like her, change her babies diapers, feed the animals, then off to another Parenting or teaching meeting, I came up with this. It's a busy life" I felt that the painting looks just like her life, BUSY! I hope to finish it and give it to her by her birthday.

Another friend of mine named Jason is a phenomenal photographer, and he kindly allowed me to use one of his photos for reference, if you want to see some amazing photography you can see them here:

Monday, July 20, 2009

Boys and Girls Club of Arizona

Here is an update of the wonderful boys and girls and their masterpieces!


I will be hosting an all day workshop/tutorial at the Boys and Girls Club at the Jerry Colangelo branch in South Phoenix.

When: July 31, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: 1755 North 34th Avenue Phoenix Az 85009
Phone: 602) 424-0410

Its an awesome honor to try and inspire younger minds to envelop their love for art, and to keep them off the street, well, actually you don't find too many kids in the street in the summer here, as they'd probably fry from the heat, but.....

If you know of a boys and girls club in your area, please take the time to either contribute your time or donation, it's a wonderful organization that allows many kids a fun filled summer, while still learning!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The View From Here

I was honored when Mike French the creator of the infamous blog and literary magazine, "The View From Here" to be one of the participating artists to join their group. The title of this months short story is titled Apocolyps Cow by Todd Heldt.

The View From Here is a monthly print and on-line literary magazine with author interviews, book reviews, Exclusive Independent News, original fiction, cartoons, articles and behind the scenes features.

If you get a chance it's a great place to go to when your sitting softly on the couch with your laptop and take in a few good reads!

Visit here:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Workshops Offered on my new NING!

Well, It's finally finished, however, I was unable to do a downloadable version so I've created an approximately 48 min. DVD for purchase now on my ning account,Here: and soon to be offered here:

For Sale Now! Just visit my ning account and click on the "buy it now" button.

Learn to paint Realistic Cherries!

Be sure to log into my new online workshop at:
Coming Soon!


Learn to paint Portraits!

How to paint portraits in Watercolor. Downloadable full size video with in depth directions, including colors used, techniques, etc. Check Back soon for more details on Events Icon above!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Don't Forget........... Free Watercolor Workshop!

This Saturday I will be hosting a live watercolor workshop in Stickam. Don't forget to check out my website on ning to get all the details. :) Happy Watercoloring!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Come Join me in My Online Watercolor Workshop

I'm done except I think I may add some folds to suggest it sitting atop a white tablecloth. But for now the COI is complete.

A bit further today.

Well, I've gotten a bit further with this, however, I'm pretty certain I won't be teaching this painting in the video class as it is very time consuming. But I will be posting the Work in progress and step by step instruction on how to create it in my Watercolor Workshop on Ning, so if your interested go there. Come join us!

Work in Progress, this is a preview of where I am today, hope to turn this into a WIP for those who'd like to try it in my Workshop.

My site for online watercolor classes both paid classes and some free instruction will soon be up and running, come join me now for early registration. View the video below for a glimpse of typical classes and techniques you can learn.

Here is a link to the account, all you need is an email to register.

I was tagged months ago by the highly talented artist Joan at Thistledown-Arts

First of all Joan, thank you for tagging me, it was wonderful to get to know you better. Your accomplishments in the art world Amaze me. :)

Please visit this very talented artist here:

The things you must do are:

1. Put a link in your posting to the artist who tagged you.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post, and comment on their blogs to let them know they have been tagged.

Here are the 7 unusul things about me.

1. I have a hard time walking up and down stairs without holding the railing, a fear that I will fall.

2. When I was two I was attacked by a doberman pincher, they gave me a 20% chance of living and I survived. :) Here's a definitive clue as to how old I am, the Culligan man saved me. Today I still own a dog who looks exactly like a doberman! and love her to death.

3. I was a big Corporate business woman with my own successful Company in the Electronics Industry. Phew! Glad thats over.

4. I can wiggle my ears.

5. I used to competition water ski.

6. The doctors in California told me I had Multiple Sclerosis, the doctors here in Arizona say I do not, just lesions on my brain. Go figure, So, I'm just playing it one day at a time.

7. Only after turning fourty, I now have developed a fear of heights??? Weird I know.


Monday, January 12, 2009


Well, I spent a good two days trying to do a video on this particular painting, but it once again, WMW Windows Movie Maker has failed me. So I'll just post the photo of it here. I needed some white in my winter and not the cold kind. :)