Wednesday, March 21, 2007

"Creating More Then Art"

This was done when I was watching one of my bible shows. Some preachers talk so fast you can't follow in scripture, so I decided to sketch what I was hearing. Then I can go back and look up verses.

Friday, March 16, 2007


Well this is my first attempt at painting glass. I was on my patio and learned when working with glass work quickly before the sun moves. This is in my 4x6 sketch book, pen drawing then painted over....

Thursday, March 15, 2007

" I Hate When This Happens"

I was at ...well you know... I was just sitting having lunch and spotted this little girl on a hamburger stool. I quickly started sketching her but before I could get to her facial features she ran off to play, I tried to draw her face but it came out ...not so good. So I got frustrated and covered her hair all over...."I Hate When This Happens"

"Test Paint"

Well as I was painting The"Insulator", I was doing a test paint paper.This is it. I added a couple of sketch lines , and this is the result....Like it or not.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

"Sleeping Cat"

This was another painting I did last night on the porch, I just wanted to play with color, I like it. 4x6 in water color sketch book.

"Yellow Mum"

This perky little flower sits in a simple clay pot on my patio table on the porch. I sat out there last night after a hard day of work. This is in my little 4x6 canson 140lb cold press paper.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Art 4 Art Sake

O.K. this may be pushing it, but it's still as much fun as it was when I was young. It's IS called "etch a SKETCH". So that's my story.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The journey begins

My freind John has started his journey about a week ago, He is taking his two dogs and is driving the United States taking in the sites and will be updating us on his web site, which I will post later.

My Hand

This is a new sketch book I purchsed, It's only 4"x6" so I can easily take it with me anywhere and do quick sketches. Then I take it home and paint them.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Monkey Tree

This is a primary drawing for a mural. My nephew and his wife are expecting their first child (a little girl) and the theme is jungle animals. I'll add a few more animals and play with it a little more, right now I'm just monkeying around with it.....

Sunday, January 21, 2007


watercolor on 9x12 block. Just needed a little sunshine and looking forward to seeing my own daffodils come up and bloom in the next few weeks. So far they are up about 2-3 inches out of the ground as well as my tulips.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Cymbidium Orchid

Watercolor on 9"x12" block. I purchesed this orchid plant a few weeks ago with the great idea to paint the bloom. The actual size of the flower is 3 and a half inches by 2". I've never tryed this much detail to a flower bloom before, after several hours I'm pretty happy with it.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Testing 1-2-3 (2)

I realized I forgot to finish sketching final phase. Now I think the picture looks detailed. This was done from my imagination, no real reference.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Testing 1-2-3

I received a gift certificate for Christmas. Today I used it to buy 3 sketch books. One for pencil and 2 for water color. This is done on a 4x6 canson, 140lb. cold press. And since I don't normally work on such small paper I purchased 2 new brushes as well. Thanks Tami & John.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

"Belly Dancer"

This is on my block. Last night my brother Dave, his girlfriend Heidie and I went to a Mediterranean restaurant in Walnut Creek. Salena was the belly dancer that preformed. She is a lot prettier than the painting and really nice. She gave us information for taken lessons, Heidie and I just might.

Friday, December 29, 2006

"Brown Hat"

This is on my block, The hat was a gift from my...sister's boyfriends grandmother...She passed earlier this year. Knowing that I love old hats, my sister Denise presented my with this lovely gift. The main part of the hat has a shiny-glimmering look that I tried to achieve with salt to no avail. Any tips would be appreciated.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

"Fruit of the Earth"

I keep this jar of cream by my big chair where I like to draw, play on the computer and generally hang out.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


This is in my aquabee. A self portrait of sorts. Well if a picture says a thousand words, I don't need to explain.

Friday, December 22, 2006

"Mom Mom"

This is a black and white photo I hand painted with watercolor paints. I took this photo the last time I saw her about 13 yrs. ago. Today she took a journey to a place where she will never know pain, and she will once again remember who she is. We will miss her but it is a comfort to know she is in a much better place.

"Favorite Things"

This was done on watercolor paper that come in card form with envelopes, I purchesed from Aaron Bro's. I used a Christmas ornament I bought for the cats a few years ago as my subject. When I discovered I painted on the card upside down I used it as an e-mail card. I'm very pleased with the way it came out. I was telling Tami about the Faber-Castell pens I bought from office depot. They are water proof so I can draw out the picture and then come back and use watercolor paints, and they won't bleed. So I guess these are a few of my favorite things....

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

"Santa's Hot"

Christmas cheer is here! This is in my sketchbook, it's a incense burner I bought a few years ago that comes out once a year and helps make the house smell woodsy.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"Goebel" Bird

This little cutey is a ceramic bird made by Goebel that I acquired from my sister-in-laws mother or as I like to call her Mom. She gave me her collection of four. It's alot prettier then the painting. Although I think the face turned out well.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

"Breakfast Out"

Tami called this morning to meet her for breakfast and bring the sketchbook. The table next to us provided my victims. I didn't have time to get the Mom and the sister, and tho I'm still trying to draw people I think it turned out ok

Thursday, December 14, 2006

"Is This Considered Art"

O.K. maybe not. Tonight I baked a chocolate cake topped with a chocolate glaze, sliced almonds and strawberries for a party tomorrow at work and we are to bring a wrapped gift. I painted with watercolor on butcher paper to make my own wrapping paper....and that's my story!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Look Out

I did this in my 6x9 aquabee sketch book. Last week at one of my school sites, I looked up and saw this girl hanging on the flag pole on the look out for her ride. She looked so high spirited it made me smile. Then I thought "now that will be a great picture".

Monday, December 11, 2006

Eleagance 2

This was done on 9x12 block watercolor. This is my take on Whispers blog. Her photo inspired my to paint this version. I like the dress and the shoes.....the legs not so much...After 2 hours of trying to get the colors to blend, I decided to give up. Plus I started destroying the paper.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

1519 Fire Hydrant

This is another watercolor on block. This is an old rustic hydrant on my route that I found....charming and I thought I give it a go.

Photo of painting

I decided to post the photo also, The painting was done on sight not from the photo but I like taking pictures just for reference. I enjoy seeing other bloggers/ artists showing the setting of where their painting, as well as their vision. So here is mine.

Rockville Hills

Yeah, I found my camera right where I left it in the car! This is the water color on 9x12 block. It is done loosely and the for ground is really a black top road that I decided to omit. I might do some detailing later but I wanted to get something posted.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Oh No!!

After a great day of taking photos to paint and starting a water color on my block, I now can not find my camera...It's the only way I know how to post my paintings..Oh No...