Monday, March 17, 2014

The Background

I haven't had much time to paint the last couple of weeks but I am posting the bit I have accomplished. And of course I am working on a couple of new painting ideas also!

Thanks for looking.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Next Project and A Challenge

I am working on the drawing for my next project but I took a bit of a detour when I ran across the February challenge on FB by "Sharon's Art".  The photo of the eagle is on "Paint My Photo" by Gary Jones. It is 9x12 inches painted in watercolor. Thanks for looking, comments welcome.  Blessings......

Friday, February 21, 2014


Finished!  This is a 10x10 inch varnished watercolor titled "My Cup Overflows".  I have created a WIP album on my facebook art page with 15 wip photos for anyone that might be interested.  I also added a few tips along with the photos.
Thanks for looking. Comments/suggestions welcome.  Blessings.........

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Adding Reds!

I am slowly adding red.  There is still some work to be done on the top rose but the one on the bottom is finished I believe.  There are 4 to 6 layers on each petal so it does take some time. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cup of Roses Progress

I decided to put the background and shadows in first.  This seems to work better when painting reds which reactivate very easily when touched with a wet brush.  It is moving a bit slowly but I am sure will pick up speed once I start on the flowers.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Next....Cup of Roses

The top picture is the first wip of my next painting.  It is drawn and ready to start.  The bottom two photos are the completed sunflower painting where I darkened the fold of the lace a bit on the right side (thanks Deb!).

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sunflower Finished

Varnished Watercolor
10x10 inches

The sunflower is finished.  It is rather dark and rainy here today so it is very difficult to get a wonderful photo but this is pretty close to the colors.  C&C and comments welcome.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sunflower WIP

Somewhere between these two progress pictures this painting has moved away from my mental blueprint.
I will continue and see what happens.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sunflower WIP

I have put in the background and shadow and now I am working on the leaves.  I will probably do the flower last.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Next Project - Sunflower

I have completed the drawing and it is ready to be transferred onto  my "watercolor paper canvas".  This one is a 10x10 inch but there is so much detail in the lace and petals that it is going to be a challenge.  It might be one to paint larger sometime in the future but at least I can work out most of the color choices and such on this one.  
I have made a big pot of hamburger soup, have fresh cornbread just out of the oven, there is a fire in the fireplace and I am working on a new painting.  Life is good.  This cold, icy weather will end tomorrow and north Florida will be back in the 70s by the weekend - YES!