Sunday, October 2, 2016


Have had these around forever but never painted them by themselves.
They are all 3.5x 5 inches.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

watercolor apples

I'm not sure whether I'm able to get comments- so if you need to get in touch please use email!

Anyway, here are some apples!!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pastels and the Complementary Palette

For all the pastelists out there-  Honey Lea Gaydos has translated my three complementary palettes into pastels.  Here is a link to her blog:  Mastering the Mix-Creating Palettes Using Non-Traditional Pastels
As you know I first started in oils and then translated the palettes into watercolor. I also did pencil pastels (hoping they would produce less dust) but even though I love pastels, couldn't handle the dust!

Here are a couple of pastel pencils - small of course!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Yellow on Yellow, 3x5 inches
Yellow on Green, 3x5 inches

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Watercolor Tomatoes

Red on Red, 5x3, watercolor on paper
Wish I could say they were from my garden!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How I Finished a Student's Painting

A common mistake made by beginners is not to include enough (or any) dark values.
 I can remember this being the case for myself as well. One of my students was kind enough to be the videographer and let me work on her painting. Hope you enjoy! Comments welcome!