Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Autumn Is In The Air!

Watercolor - 8x10

I am always amazed when I start seeing just a hint of fall in the middle of August. The temperatures are still high and the living is easy but as the days shorten a few leaves begin to fall from the trees and that feeling that autumn is just around the corner sets in. You start to see pumpkins, scarecrows and autumn decor in the stores and the urge to go pick apples is strong. This year we get to enjoy that fun activity with our two little granddaughters. I can't wait!

TROPICAL DELIGHT - Watercolor Batik

Watercolor Batik - 9x12

A little 'photo fun' with my watercolor batik of Bird of Paradise blossoms!

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Colors of Nature

Watercolor - 8x10

My goal this summer is to get outside and study nature up close and personal. I have always been more of a studio painter and normally use several photos as reference for my paintings. I want to start paying more attention to the beauty of nature that is all around us. The colors, shapes and textures that are affected by the ever changing light of the day. 

I recently joined and outdoor Plein Air painting group that meets once a week so I will keep you posted on my art adventures in the middle of  Mother Nature!

Friday, August 10, 2018


Watercolor - 11x15

Having somewhere to go is Home
Having someone to love is Family
Having both is a Blessing

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Stop Painting!

Watercolor - 11x15

STOP PAINITNG! Put your brush down and step away. I always need to remind myself to do this more often during the creative process. It is easy to get so caught up in a painting that we forget just how important it is to take a break, back up and see what is happening in the overall composition.

Things look different when we aren't right on top of them. We see potential problems with colors, shapes, and values before they grow out of control. And, we might just be closer to being finished than we thought!