Hummingbirds, Raccoons, and Great Blue Herons

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

The month of August was full of hummingbirds, raccoons, great blue herons and generally, birds! Despite a very hot & humid month, I still managed to get outside with my camera and simply enjoy being outdoors. On my easel during the month of August… Great Blue Heron – casein on Fabriano Artistic h/p paper   […]

Egg Tempera on Mounted Vellum Work-in-Progress

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014
Egg Tempera on Mounted Vellum Work-in-Progress

  I know that I like to watch work-in-progress posts so I will try to  blog more often about my works-in-progress. Here is my latest experiment. I have wanted to try stretching and mounting vellum for a while. I am not sure that I would use them for my normal watercolor on vellum work all […]

Long Overdue Works-In-Progress Post!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013
Long Overdue Works-In-Progress Post!

I will just pretend that today is Works-In-Progress Tuesday! I will blame it on the craziness of the Holiday Season. Anyway – I am continuing to work on 4 Mische technique paintings while planning the drawings for a few more. I was busy painting some feathers and eggs for the ‘All Paintings Great & Small’ […]

Tiny Dancer – Sold

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012

Tiny Dancer watercolor on Cowley’s Kelmscott calskin vellum I photographed this flamingo at the London Zoo. I was in London to attend a reception for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Florilegium exhibit at Kew Gardens. I had Saturday free before I was flying home on Sunday. Where did I go? Well, the zoo of course! I […]

Nocturne – Sold

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

Nocturne watercolor on Kelmscott calfskin vellum sold   I had the great fortune to photograph this barn owl at the Center for the Bird’s of Prey near Charleston last year. It just really captured my attention!

Starting over again…

Posted by on Apr 3, 2011

Obviously my blogging skills leave much to be desired…! I am vowing to now work at them a little bit harder. I have been painting steadily since the fiber festivals ended last November, and I actually do have work to show for it! I will try to start posting paintings as I finish them, which […]

Final Italy Botanical and an Heirloom Granniwinkle Apple!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010

    While I was drawing the study of the olive branch in Monica’s Orchard, this butterfly ‘flew by’ me. I dropped my pad & pencil, grabbed my camera and followed the butterfly. It went to a flowering hedge where I took some photos, and then flew to a neighboring tree.  A large tree, laden […]

One More Italy to Go!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2010

      Five down and one more to go… I have 5 days left to finish my final painting for Italy. The grapes were really fun, but I think I had more fun painting the iconic grape leaf. When I have a chance to breath next week I will put together a slideshow of […]

Halfway through my Italy paintings!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010

This painting marks my halfway point of 6 paintings for our Italy show. I was supposed to have everything done by 3/18 but got a week’s reprieve – they are now due 3/25. It’s dangerous to give me even just a week more time! But I am confident now that I will make it. Here […]

Grapes & Sunshine, Working hard, Works-in-progress

Posted by on Mar 5, 2010

    I was trying to post more than once a week, but when the deadlines are looming and the stress is building over making the deadlines, sitting at the computer is tough! Here is the progress over the last week or so. I took a painting hiatus to work on the catalog for our […]