Monday, August 25, 2014

Iris & Lily

These were done for the WDE for 8-22-14.  Eye/Ai was the host this week.  These are her beautiful daughters.  I have known Ai since before Iris was born and I think she is 6 or 7 years now.

I did these with colored pencils and a touch of pen on Strathmore Toned Tan paper in a 5.5 x .5 sketchbook.

Monday, August 18, 2014


Just a little 4x6 inch piece of artwork in watercolor, colored pencils, and pens

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Bonnie (of Bonnie & Clyde)

A Facebook friend has a raccoon named Baby that was born in her yard.  And now it has 2 cubs she named Bonnie and Clyde.  The mother even comes inside her house and sleeps on the bed with her and her dogs.  She comes in thru the doggie door.   She follows along behind the dogs when they are all in the yard walking.  She seems very tame.  

The friend takes lots of photos of the raccoons and I saw one that I fell in love with.  I asked for permission to use it for a painting.  This is the progress I have made.  I am now working on the dirt behind the coon.  It's dark brown with white bits on it.  Also starting to work on the animal. 

Saturday, August 02, 2014


I browsed the Weekend Drawing Event images for this week and I saved 5.   This is the one I ended up doing. I thought I had ruined it a couple times . Don't like the dark graphite I got on the side of the face but covered it in cp before I realized I didn't want it there. But I've messed with it too much. It started out fairly small but I cropped it to ATC size. Watercolor paper, watercolor, cp, and pen. About an hour or so but done in short pieces of time with stops in between when I thought it was a goner.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Doc & Bodie

These were both painted for the Weekend Drawing Event on Wetcanvas. Photos were provided by Li. The dog is her dog Doc. The building is from Bodie ghost town Both done in colored pencil, watercolor, and pen on watercolor paper.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Denny (Alan) and Me.

This was my cousin Denny (that's the name he went by then and now he uses his real first name of Alan.  I still can't call him that.  he will always be Denny to me.

My family and his family lived in apartments that were owned by his grandparents who were my Aunt Minnie and Uncle Cecil.  Minnie was my dad's older sister.  She lived just short of her 96th birthday.  I was always very close to them.

I was about 3 and Denny about 6 in this photo (Probably 1952).  We had baby brothers that were born only a few days apart.

The next photo is my dad and his youngest brother.   The date was probably around 1954/1955.  I had a second brother by then.  My uncle died young from complications from Diabetes.  My dad is still alive today at 87 yrs old.  And quite a few pounds heavier. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Racket-Tailed Roller.

I just finished this for the Weekly Drawing Event on Wetcanvas. It is 9x12 watercolor paper with watercolors, colored pencils, and pen. Image provided by Lucylove. The bird is a Rack
et-Tailed Roller.

Grandpa and Jacob

Here is a painting I did of a friend's husband and grandson.  The boy just turned 16.  And my friend said her husband doesn't have that much hair now.  lol

On watercolor journaling paper in watercolors, colored pencils, and pen.  About 9x12 inches.