June 13, 2016
Summer in the South means that everything is green and thriving. I grew up on the desert, dodging tumbleweeds and squinting into the glare. The richness and color of a Southern summer just amazes me.
June 9, 2016
Bluebird fantasy landscape. This is what happens when you watch your bird feeders for too long.. The birds are no longer worried about me. They just watch right back.
June 6, 2016
In the spring, it seems that everything in Charleston, South Carolina is in bloom. The magnolia and jasmine make the air sultry sweet. Color is bursting our everywhere. This painting was inspired by a tiny patch of garden that was past its prime – there’s a tulip stem, but no flower. Yet it was a splash […]
June 3, 2016
This was done a couple weeks ago and was one of my first experiments in using gouache on a toned drawing paper instead of white watercolor paper. The smoothness of the page is great for gouache. Since this was just after Mother’s Day (and I have a sweet family), a fanciful bouquet was the perfect […]
May 31, 2016
Still stuck in the rain, but fluttering leaves of a summer lettuce. This is another gouache painting 8″ x 8″
May 27, 2016
For the second year in a row, we have bluebirds nesting in a house attached to the outside of our screened deck. They are great birds to watch, particularly the way their color changes in the sunlight.
May 23, 2016
Dandelions can be weeds or gorgeous, amazing flowers. Your viewpoint depends mostly on how your lawn. My lawn is so shady that even dandelions don’t stand a chance. I’ve grown over the years to have a deep affection for them. Gouache painting: 8″ x 8″
May 20, 2016
Well, it’s not actually raining in the painting, but it has been raining here for 5 days straight, which is odd since I am neither in Seattle nor London. The good news is that I have gotten a lot of painting done while being stuck inside. This is the first of a series of 8″ x […]
March 31, 2016
A kingfisher for spring. Watercolor and gouache.
March 21, 2016
Life just gets busy. I have been working on a new series of paintings this past month. All of them are watercolor birds with gouache patterned backgrounds. Gouache is not the easiest medium to take up. Trying to blend gouache tends to give chalky, stiff messes. But I am finding that I am enjoying creating bold […]
February 12, 2016
Growing my butterflies collection for #colour_collective
February 8, 2016
The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America – there are lots in my yard in the winter
February 5, 2016
Butterflies in watercolor and gouache for #colour_collective
February 2, 2016
Butterfly studies in gouache and colored pencil
January 29, 2016
A gouache painting in the color Viridian for #colour_collective (For those wondering, gouache is fancy poster pain t.) High $$, fancy poster paint
January 23, 2016
Infinite snow boredom relieved by a visit from St Catemew.
January 22, 2016
Still life conversation in #RoseQuartz done for the twitter group #colour_collective
January 21, 2016
January 18, 2016
hmmmm. pondering the alternatives
January 15, 2016
Bit slow with my resolutions, but I intend to keep them all!