Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

We are leaving for Pittsburgh tomorrow and won't be back home til next Monday. So I thought I would leave all my friends and followers  a little Christmas painting I did last week.  I guess everyone can guess what I've been eating too many of.   I hope everyone enjoys the Holidays as much as I plan too.   Be Happy and Be Safe. 

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Something To Feel Good About.

The other day I was experiencing sore throat and cough and not feeling very well at all.  Their is one thing that I do that always makes me feel a little better. And that thing is painting roses. I found this photo on a forum I belong to and decided to paint it. I hope this makes everyone feels a little better. Thanks for  veiwing.   Arches 140cp with assorted waterpaint colors.                                                                                            

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Katie #2

Here is my second painting of my granddaughter Katie. I'm very seldom paint portraits so very happy with how this turned out.  I would like to learn next how to put more color into my skin tones. So I think I'll be working on this next.  Thank you all for veiwing.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Sunflower

This is the latest watercolor that I have painted.   This was done for our forum's Monthly Mindbender Challenge.  This is a section of a photo provided by one of our friends that we have all month to paint from. Done on 140 Arches cp with various water colors.  Thank you for looking.  

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Since I did Kelcey I knew I had to find a photo of Katie. This was from a photo taken last Christmas. She has a strand of fake hair thus the red. I loved this because of the way she has her hands placed. I'm happy with both my colored pencil portraits that I have done.  I really like the idea of leaving some of the paper in the piece. I also like trying to find shades that go with the color of the paper for the different tones in the face.  Thanks again for viewing.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


   I have been trying to paint Kelcey in watercolors for the last couple of days. I was not getting anywhere and beginning to become frustrated. Yesterday I decided to try doing her in Colored Pencil. I am pleased with how this came out.  I used the paper as part of the picture so not all covered by CP.  This was done on Canson Pastel paper and I used the wrong side as it was not as rough.   I hope you enjoy viewing this and comments are always welcome.  I just started my other grandchild so will be posting it as soon as finished.