Saturday, March 30, 2013

Day 31 Squirrel

I got the reference for this little guy from the Wetcanvas RIL. It is a ref by gingerlee. This is the last of the March sketches. 4x6 inches in graphite.

Hart Park Geese Day 30

At the local park, birds of all kinds are plentiful especially ducks and geese. Here are two of the crowd of geese I photographed that day. Graphite and a little colored pencil on watercolor paper. 4x6 inches.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Day 29 Mountain Lion

This is from a reference photo by Daisyree on WC. This is about 4x6 inches on Artagain paper with graphite.

Day 28

Just a simple sketch for this one.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


This is my friend Teresa's grandson Colton. He is a miracle baby. Born at 24 weeks at under 2 lbs. just a wonderful living miracle. He is now a year old. I did this for her.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day 27.

Day 27 brings along a sheep from a reference provided by Anne Kelly of the UK> She posts a lot of wonderful photos and has allowed me to use them as I want. Lots of wonderful sheep, rolling hills, beaches, etc. I really appreciate access to such wonderful photos. Thank you Anne. Graphite 4x6 inches on watercolor paper.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Day 26

This is titled "Before". It is a Black swallowtail butterfly caterpillar. The reference photo was by bswilson1147 at Wetcanvas RIL> This is an atc ( 2.5x3.5) for a trade I am in This is done in colored pencils.

Ocean View

Day 25. This was done from a reference photo by my friend Jean Graupman. 4x6 inches on watercolor paper.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Rhodesian Ridgeback

I found the reference or this in the Wetcanvas RIL by Canis Lupess. Beautiful dog and a pleasure to draw it. This is 4x6 inches on Bristol Smooth paper. I called this "Focused".


This is my mom for day 23. It's not a great job by any means but the best job I have ever done on her. For some reason, I seem to be unable to draw my mother or her mother. I had the same problem when I tried to draw my mother-in-law. Mom's left eye is way off. I redid it about 10 times and it still isn't right. In fact, it doesn't look like a real eye. This is the second time this week I have tried her. And from 2 different photos. Neither of the photos was very clear or close up. Other than the one eye, I consider it a fair try.

Friday, March 22, 2013


This is Margo the Chilean Eagle from a reference by Becky Potter. Used with her permission. This is day 22 of my March sketches. Graphite on watercolor paper 4x6 inches.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 21

Another geranium for Day 21. I kept the blooms that I cut the other day in a cup of water. The little buds on the stem are opening up.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

KY Tobacco Barn

From the WDE at Wetcanvas. Kentucky Tobacco Barn. Reference by Justchaos/Jean Ogden. 4x6 inches on watercolor paper. Day #20.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Necktie Quilt

Today on Facebook, someone posted a photo of a quilt made with ties. It was made for a lady with the ties of her passed husband. I thought the idea was a nice one. I decided to do my own Necktie Quilt. Here it is 8nch.5 x 10 inches on watercolor paper. Done with pen, watercolor pencils, and watercolor. This is my sketch for Day 19.

Monday, March 18, 2013


These are blooms from some of my geraniums. The weather here is mild enough that we have geraniums all year round This year the frost got to them a little but they are now pulling out of it. I can also just pull off a branch and put it in the ground if I want another plant. Here are the orange, white, and red blooms.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

More WDE for Wetcanvas

This is Reign Justchaos/Jean Ogden's Bull Terrier done in graphite and watercolor. Rose is the donkey of Jean Ogden/Justchaos done in watercolor, graphite, and watercolor pencil. Both are 4x6 inches on watercolor paper.

Gorilla From the WDE @ Wetcanvas

Friday, March 15, 2013

Kooper Walking

Here is Kooper.  He and Kylie were in the same photo but I decided to do them separately for my March sketches.  They have been best friends since birth.  My mom asked Kylie if Kooper is her boyfriend.  She said yes.  When she asked Kylie if she kisses Kooper, she said  no, that's gross.  They are 3 years old.

Kylie Walking

This was taken from a photo of Kylie and her best friend Kooper while walking across a wooden bridge at the pumpkin patch last October.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


My Great-Niece, Kylie.  Day 14.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My Dad

Here is my dad Kenny at 86 yrs old.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Deanna's Bird of Paradise

I did this at my plein air outing today.

Monday, March 11, 2013

My Scrub Jay "Ain't"

This little Scrub Jay adopted me one year.  He was always around when I watered the yard each evening.  He would come within about 4 ft of me.  Even tried to follow me inside.    When I would go from the back yard to the front, here he came talking to me the whole time.  He would stay till after dark some days.

The reason I named him Ain't was because it sounded like he was saying that when he called to me.  Even when he was in another yard way up in a tall tree, he would call to me.  When I answered, he would keep calling.  I fell in love with him.  I hear him once in awhile but he doesn't come over any longer. 

I figured he became enamored with a female and once he did come back that next summer and another bird was with him.  So I'm hoping he is still around out there filling the trees with his family.  I really do miss him tho.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


This is a camel figurine I found at Goodwill.  I think it was part of a nativity set.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Self Portrait

After another allergic reaction, not a pretty sight but needed a self portrait for the scavenger hunt so here it is.  Not all the swelling is gone and didn't really show much of that or take pains with my hair.  But it's just gray hair. Or rather mostly white.  I have a lot of trouble drawing my mouth so left it off this go around.

My New Prayer Plant

This is the new Prayer Plant I bought yesterday. 

Friday, March 08, 2013

A Tub of Ivy

Our plein air group goes to a private home every year that has many little areas of interest to an artist.  This little tub of ivy is one of the many.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Statue at the Local Mission

This is one of the statues at the local mission.  

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Pine Cone March 5

I have never been able to draw a pine cone.  I have tried several times as I have a pine tree in my front yard.  My husband started it as a seedling and it is now probably 25 ft tall.  I decided today I would try again.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Blink March 4

4x6 inches.  Blink from the Wetcanvas RIL.  Graphite and colored pencil.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

March 3 Sketch

Yellow-throated Miner. Reference photo by Rozzi on Wetcanvas. Graphite on watercolor paper in graphite.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

March 2 Sketch

My Daffodil blades and a succulent I am rooting in the same pot. Watercolor and colored pencil.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Sketch a Day for March

 Ok so I'm a glutton for punishment.  I have decided to join Jeanette in a sketch a day for March.  This one was from a view on Google Street view in Vilnius, Lithuania where the Virtual Paintout is going this month.

Here is a young man who noticed the Google car coming his way and waved at it.  Graphite, watercolor pencil, and a water brush.