Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

9 Artists Attend a Gelli Plate Workshop 2015

A 2 minute Lydeo of a workshop i took today.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Watercolor Practice

Practicing watercolor with a still life.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

oil painting

I finally finished an oil painting started at Lake Hodges. 

Completed 5x7 inches on Ampersand Claybord

Lake Hodges where it started.

In progress

Leftover paint in my sketchbook.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


These drawings are on tissue paper. I used Elmer's glue stick to glue a beige tissue paper on top of an encyclopedia page. The tissue paper came when my anniversary flowers were delivered (the tissue paper kept the vase from shaking around in the box it was held in).

 I sketched from with a felt tip marker but the Elmer's glue served as a resist so it didn't go on very well. I used black marker and gray marker for the shading but you can't really tell.

I used children's watercolor to color around the figures, it drys very chalky looking and it's a different color when it is wet.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Evan's Pond

This is a work in progress started at the San Diego Watercolor Society at Evan's Lake by Scripps Ranch Library. It was a muggy morning and I had a hard time finding a subject that "moved" me! I will continue to focus on separating the tree masses with watercolor pencil. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Viking in oil pastel

This oil pastel sketch is 6 x 6 inches. I worked on gessoed paper from a reference photo I took while at the Vista Viking Festival 2015.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015


Practicing watercolor from a photo taking at the Viking Festival in Vista last month.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Mermaid and Goddess

some sketches done while visiting my friend Kathy.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Spanish Village

This watercolor of an area in Spanish Village was painted on gessoed paper. It was very frustrating because the paint just sits on top of the paper. I repeat the same mistakes by thinking I can be successful using this method. It doesn't work.