Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sagrada Familia Church from Barcelona, Spain

2B pencil on sketch paper from my photo. I am probably nuts to try this, but it was calling to me.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rural Missouri

Transparent watercolor 12 x 16 on 140 lb Arches paper. From an aggregation of photos from the Hoppe Springs trip.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Padstow Harbour

Transparent Watercolor on 12x16 140lb Arches paper for Lots of Landscapes flickr group.

Boat of the coast of Spain

Transparent watercolor on 12 x 16 140lb Arches paper. From my photo taken near Cadaquez, Spain.

Julia Kay Portrait Party

2B pencil on 5x8 sketch paper from photo at 522744230/ for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Pencil Portrait

Trying some techniques I found interesting from members of Julia Kay Portrait Party.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Church at Cadaquez

Transparent watercolor on 12 x 16 Arches paper from my sketch. Still trying the mother wash with drizzeling.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


My drawing from Hadrian. © Trustees of the British Museum located​tt/5928971985/ for a series of portrait events based around the Roman Emperor Hadrian at Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall this summer on behalf of English Heritage and the National Trust.


Transparent watercolor on 12 x 15 Arches paper done for Lots of Landscapes

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Spanish Coastal

econd attempt to integrate the workshop learning into my painting.  Special consideration, color change occurs most in the mid tones.  Do I work with 3 tones light, mid and dark?  How to follow an instructor who abstracts shapes when I am interested in the specific types of rock.  How to indicate that type of rock with a stroke rather than detail.

Port Lligat

This is the first painting at home trying to integrate the workshop learning into what I do.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Check Out My Sister's Blog

Click on the title to see my sister's new blog.

A Balladier

Great words.  Click on the post title to see  "A Rainy Night in Soho"

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Trip to Spain

Back from sunny Spain. A combination painting trip and meet-up with online friends from Julia Kay Portrait Party.