Sunday, December 13, 2009


When my daughter was growing up, she was in love with red shoes. Especially red tennies. I've painted one of her pairs of red tennies several times, and I never get tired of them. I still have one of her pairs, too - a pair of baby PF Fliers. Red tennies give you an opportunity to use a fabulous color - Cadmium Red. I prefer the Grumbacher Cadmium Red Deep.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Here's another of the coffee cup studies that I did. This one reminded me how much I like certain blues and browns together. They must be soft and muted, but the right tones are very complimentary. I used permanent ink in this one. It's alot of fun to use ink sometimes. I sometimes feel like that's not a "pure" watercolor...but it's fun anyway. I use Pigma Micron pens. They are super - don't have to refill them, never get clogged, excellent quality and cost.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I liked the way this Magnolia blossom turned out. Magnolias are such dignified and elegant blossoms, especially in their early stages. The foliage is fun to paint, and the tiny buds are fun, too. They are just made for watercolor artists. In this painting, I used Rose Madder Genuine. I love this color, but it can be tricky because it sort of granulates if you're not careful to blend well. Some artists love the granulation, though. Schmincke makes a wonderful color for small tree branches called Transparent Brown. 

Saturday, June 6, 2009


There is something so brave and so pristine about white Crocus. They pop up their beautiful heads when all the other flowers are too cold to come out. It's kind of like they are advance lookouts. 

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wabash Iris

Don't know why they call this the "Wabash" Iris, but I like the name. It kinda reminds me of an Iris in a tuxedo. Formal and crisp. What a cool flower.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Nothing is more lovely than a huge cloud of morning glories, draping themselves over a fence.
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