Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Winter's Day

This is a painting I did from a poem provided by a wonderful lady in another forum that I belong to.   Thanks Cathy for reminding me of the beauty of snow.   

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

20 Minute Challenge Birds Nest

Trough a painting friend of mine I became aware of a wonderful blog dealing with 20 minute challenges. Thi blog is named the Twenty Minute Challenge started by Katharine Cartwright, thank you Katharine. It is taking a lot of discipline to do these every day.  But once I have completed one I feel good. I am learning every day how to manage and do a small little painting or drawing in 20 minutes. I am also learning to draw from real life or what I see since no photos are allowed.  Yesterday on our daily walk I spotted this bird's nest in a tree.  Using only 4 colors  and a quick sketch  I completed this in 18 minutes.   As always I hope you enjoy my work and please comment.  Thanks for viewing.  

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Pear With Bowl And Glass.

 Here is my  latest little painting in water color.  I am still using more water and dropping the colors in.  I am enjoying painting this way.  I now need to start pushing more color into these paintings.  I hope you enjoy viewing this. 

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Hi everyone, have finally got back to painting in watercolors.  Taken a little break and doing oils for a change.  This was taken from a photo used for our forum's  monthly mindbender.  To do this one I found one very small section and painted that.   I had a lot of fun doing this one as I let the water control the action of the paint. This is very different for me but I like the results, with it being looser and the whites brighter.  Thanks everyone for looking I really appreciate all those who comment also.

Monday, November 9, 2009

White Squirrel

Hi everyone. I thought I would show a photo of the baby white squirrel who lives and plays in my back yard.  She (he ) is not an albino but a type of squirrel we have here in Pawleys Island.  Happy with this photo since she scurries with the slightest sound. She was pawing at the screen on porch to get in, not good idea since Lily (my white cat) was waiting for her.  I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sunshine and Bowl of Fruit

  Here is another painting for our Friday Foto Challenge. This photo was provided by Desiree. Thanks Desiree, I enjoyed doing this one. I think it is one of the more ambitious water colors I have done. Actually doing a whole bg and foreground. My favorite parts of this painting is the apple and glass bowl. I had to laugh as I think the stem got away from me  with a life of it owns.  Thanks for looking.