Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bird City

My second one finished. Watercolor, pen, colored pencils. 9x11 inches on watercolor paper.
This one will be named Bird City (thanks Sue).

Let's Take a Hike

"Let's Take a Hike." From Google Street Maps View. A couple walking next to a road in Maine. Mixed Media. 6x12 inches on crappy watercolor paper.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Birdhouse Village

Here is what I have done today instead of housework. so much more satisfying. Watercolor, pen, colored pencil on watercolor paper. 9x11inches. It is called "Birdhouse Village".

Saturday, May 07, 2016


This is Frankie and belongs to Lucylove on Wetcanvas. This was done for the Weekly Drawing Event for this week.
Done in graphite, watercolor, colored pencils, and pen. 5x7 on watercolor paper.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Scavenger Hunt #447

This list is a rerun of #26 I believe.  It was made so that all 26 items could fit into one still life.  It was posted by the lady who started up the scavenger hunts.  Jamie Williams Grossman.  I have put it up at least twice before as I love that I can find all the items and put them into one painting. 

on watercolor paper. First sketched in graphite, then added watercolor base, then inked, then mix of watercolor and colored pencil with more ink.

vase - purple/green bottom
bottle - purple with cork
pitcher - white with apple on front
fruit - banana
stuffed animal - spotted dog
something yellow - plastic chicken
figure - man in suit
brass giraffe
seashell on lower left shelf
favorite rock behind seashell
books on top
box - white box lower right cubby hole
a tin - tiny altoids tin
bowl - blue under chick
copper object - cut on top of altoid tin
silver object - tiny salt shaker in copper cup
flowerpot - orange pot
flower - poppy pod on bottom
leaves/ greanery - on top in white pot
plate - tiny plate under orange pot
cup - multicolored in top right cubby
musical instrument - plastic trumpet
wooden object - paint brush handle on top
drinking glass - blue on left side.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bill 1950-2010

6 years ago today my husband Bill passed away. Still miss him even tho I have gotten used to him being gone. Life goes on. I am now cleaning out the garage and trying to purge what hasn't been used in that 6 years.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

ACEOs for Sale

These little cards are for sale.  $10 each postage included.  They are 2.5x3.5 inches.  The size of a baseball card.  They are painted with watercolors, colored pencils, and pens on watercolor paper.  There is a Paypal button on the right-hand side of the page.  Just list the item # and subject of the card you want.   The darkness on the lower corners is from the camera. 










Tuesday, February 16, 2016

People of Majorca

People of Majorca from Google Street View for the Virtual Paintout for February.  I found an intersection of two streets and panned around to find several different people to paint.  I find people watching very interesting.  One of my favorite places is Costco, a big box place.  And of course Walmart where you never know what you may see and sometimes even wish you could "unsee". 

Watercolors and Pen & Ink on Strathmore Watercolor book 6x9 inches. 

One day I hope to get a sketchbook and fill it with just "every day people".  Some from Google Street View and some from life around town.  I will even label them so that I can see how different or same people from all over the world are.  I already have several "theme specific" books going that should be finished first but life is short and I don't want to miss out doing something I have a desire to put on paper.

Some of the other books I have in progress are:  one on my husband and our life together, a little book that was supposed to be for the Art House library with the theme envelope, and one for the Bakersfield Art Association here in Bakersfield with pages of artwork from different places we have gone for plein air.

The one of husband may never be finished.  It is a little too close to my heart so I don't work on it without some tears.  The art association one has many more pages to fill and I don't participate very often now because of my health.  The envelope one is barely started.  I didn't finish it one the date it needed to be mailed back so now it is just for me.  I had plans to put different situations with an envelope included.  Like a mail slot in a door with mail falling thru onto the floor.  A prairie dog holding one in his front paws,   A Christmas postcard which said "Wish You were Here" in the subject line,  That one is on cheap paper and can only be graphite of the paper tears.  It's a challenge  just with the paper.  But the finding different ideas for the theme has been lots of fun.

Maybe one day they will all be finished.  After all, the women in my family seem to live a long life.  My paternal grandmother and her daughter, my aunt, lived to ages 95 and 96.  and my dad is now 90.   I'm 66 now so I could potentially live another 30 years.  That seems like a scary thing and a good thing.  So maybe I can get all my little books finished.