Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On the Water

Watercolors and pen.  In my Moleskine Watercolor Book.  Photo from Google Street View.

Blue Bird of Happiness

I did this little Bluebird this morning. Photo by Dave Slaughter of Wetcanvas. 4x8 inches in Moleskine Watercolor book. Watercolors, colored pencils, and pen.

Saturday, June 27, 2015


A friend's family dog passed a few weeks ago and today I painted a picture for them.  This is BG painted with watercolors and colored pencils.  On 9x13 inch watercolor paper.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Blog Birthday

Today is the 9th birthday of my blog.  When I first started, I was really excited to share with others.  I still am excited to share but not sure how many are actually reading the posts.  

When I started blogging, Katherine Tyrrell told me that a lot of blogs never made it past the first year.  I used that incentive to keep myself blogging even when I didn't feel like it.  I only post about once a month now but I still love keeping it going.  

I do appreciate all the 100 people who have joined my blog.  I have gotten to know many really nice people and have made some really close friends.  In fact two are like sisters to me.  One is in North Carolina, USA (T) and the other is in Queensland, Australia (Sue).  I am tremendously thankful for both of these wonderful women.  I don't know what I ever did without them. 

 I had two brothers growing up and never really wanted a sister.  I think I was too selfish with my stuff and wouldn't have wanted to share like my brothers had to.  But I found two that are keepers.

Thanks to all for sharing my journey thru the blog world.  Thanks for sharing my journey thru art.  And thanks for reading my ramblings (at times) and for leaving comments.  I hope to keep up my blogging for many years to come.  

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Estonia for The Virtual Paintout

This is my 3rd painting for The Virtual Paintout.  For a couple of months, I couldn't figure out how to get the URL for the photos.  They have changed the whole look and all the buttons, etc.  I do not like the look of the new Google Street View.  I found nothing wrong with the old one.  For awhile, you could choose to revert to the old look.  Now when I try that, it pops me to other screens.  You also can't get a complete full screen and get rid of several things that are on the screen in the way.

So I finally figured out where the URL was and will just have to ignore the other things I don't like.  Also hope that someone at Google doesn't have more time on their hands to figure out other ways to make cruising thru other countries more difficult.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Red Tops

In my new Moleskine watercolor book. This is a double page which would make it 6x12 inches. Pen and watercolor. It is pieces of two different photos from Google Street View Maps plus some imagination.  I called it "Red Tops".

Monday, May 18, 2015

Cups, Cups, & More Cups

 I have a collection of things (lots and lots of things) I have purchased from various places like Goodwill. I use these things to make still life compositions for drawing/painting. In this collection are about 10-12 cups. No rhyme or reason as to why I bought them. If they caught my eye, I bought them. A couple of years ago, I painted two of my cups for a group show for Bakersfield Art Association. It was to be hung in a coffee shop so cups of coffee were prevalent. I decided I want to hang this piece in my kitchen. I decided I want four small "cup" pieces to hang with the first one. Here is the original "Coffee With Cream" with the four new pieces. The original piece is probably 12x16 inches. The new ones are 5x7 inches. I'm not sure if they will be framed as 5x7 or 8x10.