Saturday, October 31, 2009


15x22 multimedia

I decided that I had painted enough realistic paintings and decided to try line work and pouring. This was the result.

Halloween Parade

11x15 multimedia
Well, while I am in this Halloween mood, a parade emerged. Again this subject emerged after applying many layers of color. The painting works upside down, too.

Celebrating Halloween

15x11 multimedia over watercolor

The leaves been almost gone and it been Halloween this painting surfaced as a multi media work. Pouring was the method with liquid acrylics. A bit spooky.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

City Roofs

15x11 watercolors
I painted this scene for a challenge by Karin Jurick called Differetn Strokes From Different Folks. I painted it vertically and after surveying the opinion of some good artists like my friend Rosemary Sexton, I decided to re post it vertically. I like it better and had lots of fun with the subject.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Found on a country walk

`15x11 watercolors

Every Fall I walk the trails looking for different shape leaves and different colors. This year was no different and I got a collection of colors I liked. Therefore, voila, here is a painting.

Neighboring barn in Fall

15x11 watercolors

I finally got a barn I like. I had taken several pictures . The scene was complicated, but I worked it out in a drawing first. I just intuitively painted the colors without regard to the photo.Am pleased with results

Monday, October 19, 2009

Down the Lane

15x7 watercolors

i look down from my house at this lane which is particularly beautiful in autumn. I have tried to paint it many times, but did not like the way it turned out. I tried it again today and like it.Today is a bright, sunny autumn day. Perhaps that influenced my mood .

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Barn


This barn was an out of the way one.I had observed it and painted it during other seasons of the year. I thought it would be beautiful in Fall colors and liked the way the light hit the top of the barn.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Self Portrait

15x11 watercolors

This self portrait was done for Followign the Masters challenge, a wonderful challenge from Michelle Burnett. After many tries and coaching from my wonderful portrait painter friend, Rosemary Sexton, I obtain some resemblance of me. I enjoyed the journey.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Summer Garden

15x11 watercolors

This painting is one I did over. I liked it with softer colors and also more meaningful details.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Remembering Last Summer


My favorite technique is to paint flowers using the wet in wet method. Here is to flowers that are mostly made up by the imagination.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Duck by Reeds


9x12 watercolors

I did this painting for a challenge. We have lots of ducks at a nearby lake and I got inspired to paint the scene.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Apple Time

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9x12 watercolors

Am crazy about painting apples. Can't resist the colors.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Three Times Honored

I am so thrilled and honored that I have received the Kreativ Blog Award from three artists I very much admire! Thank you Debbie Becks-Cooper, Rodica Voicu, and Rosemary Sexton. Please take a minute to visit their blogs.

7 things you may not know about me:

l. I love water
2. I love to paint
3. I love to read a good novel
4. I love my friends
5. I love my dog
6. I love to garden
7. I love my family
I am passing this award on to these seven deserving artists:

Diana Marshall who paints a tremendous variety of subjects and uses great contrast
William Cook for his unusual and exciting use of color and subjects
Dana Marie who challenges us with great inspirational subjects
Cindi DeWeese who playfully and successfully tackles a variety of subjects
Leslie Spanos who paints wonderful abstracts
Lori California Margulies for her beautiful California coastal paintings
Ann Rogers, great originality and use of color and values
I think you will enjoy visiting their blogs.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Autumn Delight


9X13 watercolors
I bought these apples to cook. They were so paintable I decided to try . I loved the colors.
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