Monday, August 31, 2009

Sitting Pretty


11x14 watercolors

Who can resist painting sunflowers growing in profusion? Thought this was a good pose. The flower appears to be ready to be enjoyed by all.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Benji


18x12 watercolors

The painting is of my dog Benji who is a living watercolor. He is tricolored and I thought the darks and lights in this photo would make a good painting.He is hard to paint because he has so much undefined hair.He is my pride and joy
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Summer Dream Continued


14.5x13 watercolors

Another try at Rose of Sharon. I can't resist painting this wild, but delicate flowers.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mid Summer Dream


11x14 watercolors

This is the painting I like best in the Mid Summer Dream Series.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Blue Dusk

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11x14 watercolors
This painting was done for a challenge. Wet in wet was the method. I used a sponge to painting foliage.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mid Summer Dreams 3


10x13 watercolors
This is another view of the Rose of Sharon.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mid Summer Dreams Series


14x11 watercolors
This is a second of three from the Summer Dreams Series. I decided to see if the painting worked better this way than the way I originally painted it. Any opinions?
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Mid Summer Dreams


14x11 watercolors

This was a wet in wet effort-my favorite method of painting. I have a bush of Rose of Sharon growing in front of my studio window. I look at the beautiful flowers every day. I could not resist painting such beauties. They are beautiful at all times of the day.
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

San Francisco Hill


14x10 watercolors

This painting was just finished. I painted it to enter a challenge. It was a true challenge for me to paint this picture, but I enjoyed painting it.
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Dancing Colors


16x12 pastel on watercolor paper

Just playing with colors was my intent.
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Buildings in Sunlight


18x10 pastel on watercolor paper

Just playing with colors. This scene reminded me of city buildings-who lives in those, what nationalities or ethnic groups.?
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Thinking in bright colors


8x10 pastel over watercolors

I started this painting as a wet in wet watercolor. The washes suggested flowers.Since I have been wanting to paint sunflowers, I decided to work with these beautiful yellows. I have been looking at sunflowers in my yard all summer.
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Lake Jewels


17x13 pastel over watercolors

This is a painting done from imagination. After visiting this beautiful spot near home many times, I decided to imagine it in these tender colors.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Once upon a summer


11x14 watercolors

I have always loved the sea and in particular lighthouses. The memory of trips taken to various parts of the country to see lighthouses inspired this painting.
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Blue Lake


13x11 watercolors

My love of lakes inspired this picture in my imagination.I also love the complimentary colors of orange and blue.
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