Friday, July 22, 2016


#WorldWatercolorMonth splashed some red, then some blue and yellow... smooched it around and called it done.   

This is a color flow page in my new journal... part of my homework in an online class I'm taking with Vinita Pappas .  

Thursday, July 21, 2016


#WorldWatercolorMonth... had to paint my new hand made leather journal that arrived today.  I LOVE the soft leather, the smell of it, and added bonus it is full of Fabriano watercolor paper (a favorite of mine), and I'll be able to load more paper inside so I'll be able to use this journal for years and years.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


#WorldWatercolorMonth negative painting of an apple today.  I scanned this before the afternoon thunderstorms moved in.  So it has rained just about every day for a week now sigh.

Monday, July 18, 2016


#WorldWatercolorMonth Gave painting my Scarlett Macaw Rico a try today.  Couldn't resist the Mark Twain quote.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


#WorldWatercolorMonth IT'S ALIVE, we have a Hibiscus that a freeze last winter almost killed.  I cut it back and found green in the stem so I left it in the ground.  This Spring leaves appeared, but no buds and no flowers.  Yesterday it produced a small delicate pink flower and I see what may be a bud or two forming, so more flowers coming soon.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


#WorldWatercolorMonth Used a quote from Diana Gessler's class and designed the page based on Koosje Koene's Draw Tip Tuesday video this week.  It was fun and relaxing to do this page.

Fantasy Journaling Class

First lesson in Diana Gessler's online Fantasy Nature Journaling class.  She chose a picture of my dog Jeb to use as a class demo... I'm so pleased my boy will be painted by lots of artists (and Diana sent me an original she painted of him).

Second lesson is flowers,  the demo included a zinnia, but I substituted my pink hibiscus on my page.  I love flowers so this was a fun page.

Friday, July 15, 2016


#WorldWatercolorMonth Sea Oats at sunset.  Finally, got my new printer/scanner tonight.  Took my hours to get it connected (because I'd plugged the USB into the wrong port), but finally it connected and is working great.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


#WorldWatercolorMonth... HORROR in Nice France today.  What is wrong with people?  A terrorist killed 84 women and children in the streets with a truck.  The people of France were celebrating their Independence Day (Bastille Day) and were in the streets after a fireworks show when this coward ran them down. So sad.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


 #WorldWatercolorMonth a contour drawing of my wooden model and New Gamboge ... I LOVE that color.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


New journal, current palette #WorldWatercolorMonth.  I must admit that shortly after drawing this I got rid of the Scarlet Lake and the Naples Yellow and added Mineral Violet and Green Gold in their place.

Book 39 Title Page.

Next Journal is a Global Arts Landscape 5 1/2 x 8 watercolor journal, much better paper than the Moleskines now have.

Monday, July 11, 2016


#WorldWatercolorMonth a Chinese Brush painting inspired goldfish.  So today my new printer/scanner was supposed to be delivered to the store... but... I got a call that the warehouse was out of them, they'd need to order from a different warehouse and it would be an additional 3 days, or I could cancel the order.  I chose to wait, as it was a great price, and the printer I'd been wanting for a while.