Monday, June 18, 2018

Breckenridge Blossoms and National Parks

BRECKENRIDGE BLOSSOMS
Watercolor - 11x15

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. We just got back from a trip to beautiful Glacier National Park in Montana with my mother, brother and his wife and my aunt and uncle. This will make the fifth annual trip we have all taken together to visit the wonderful national parks that we are so lucky to have. I have enjoyed them all but still think my favorites were the ones in Utah where each park features huge red rocks in wonderful formations - Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef.



Friday, June 1, 2018

Serendipity & SOLITARY BEAUTY

SOLITARY BEAUTY
Watercolor - 11x15

Serendipity means 'the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.' The medium of watercolor very much lends itself to this idea because you aren't always able to totally control the paint, especially when applying it to wet paper. That is when the colors blend into beautiful shapes and unexpected things happen. The joy that comes from these creative surprises are what keep me coming back again and again to painting!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

BAMBOO & KOI Watercolor Collage

BAMBOO & KOI
Watercolor Collage - 15x22

Here are some ideas for creating an organized and inspiring art studio:

Display your art so it will encourage you to keep painting
Keep a painting in progress out so that you can get right to work
Use jars to organize supplies like pencils, pens and brushes
Hang shelves for supplies near your work area to keep them within reach
Keep art books on a nearby bookshelf for inspiring ideas

Monday, May 28, 2018

VILLA WINDOW

VILLA WINDOW
Watercolor - 11x15

'Faith goes up the stairs that love 
has built and looks out the 
window that hope has opened'

Friday, May 25, 2018

GARDEN BOUQUET & Watercolor on Gesso

GARDEN BOUQUET
Watercolor on gesso - 11x15

Garden Bouquet was painted on 140 lb watercolor paper that was first coated with white acrylic gesso. The slick surface allows the watercolor paint to sit on the surface of the paper which keeps the colors bright and allows for a free and painterly effect.