Thursday, December 31, 2009

am considering finishing.


May attempt to do something with this one also, but it isn't finished.  It will be called "distant memory", I do know that.  It also is on paper approx 14 x 22

last post 2009


Am back froma vacation in Fredericksburg, and already can't wait  to get back to work.  Finished this piece, need to get some pieces done to enter in the Watercolor International Show.  Am considering this as one of them.  It's on paper, approx. 14 x 22

Saturday, December 19, 2009

more figure work




from last Thursday nite


this one has possiblilties, will post the finished product.

My new eyes Dec 19


Have had my cataract surgery, can see the model so much better, am thrilled.  I am posting some of my latest sessions.  Have got to get some new work done.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dec 11 new collage


I took this piece to the gallery yesterday for a trial run.  It is on canvas 20 x 30" and heavily collaged.  Made it for a new gallery in Conroe that wanted Texas themed work to show in January.  Hopefully they will like it. 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday dec 6


Was happy to hear this painting sold last nite at the Archway Gallery opening.  I had already left to see Trudy Askew's opening at the Jung Center.  It's fantastic, featuring a rescue dog.

Friday, December 4, 2009

wed nesday model session


The model got sick on Wednesday and we had to just paint each other.  This is Carol, who has beautiful full hair.  I used the powdered charcoal to show my students how to utilize it.  It was the last day of class, and will miss all of them.  They did some beautiful work.

dec 3


Painted last night with the 6 Figure Artists group, this is on paper approx 12 x 22, charcoal and watercolor

Saturday, November 21, 2009

northwest art league demonstration


Enjoyed doing the demonstration for the art league this morning.  The crowd was very responsive and we could have done more if we had a longer time frame.  This is one of 3 pieces I started, it is on paper about 15 x 22.  Will post more later when I finish. 

Friday, November 20, 2009

holidays/nov 20

hope all my followers and friends are looking forward to all the art events coming up this holiday season. Best of luck to all of you . Am doing a demonstration tomorrow morning for the Northwest Art League and hoping for the best.
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a nice note from my student


 Thank you Liz…I’m loving your class…it’s good for my soul…




Niki 



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

class/ Nov 18


Had alot of fun tonite teaching class. I brought inks that were sent to me from Richeson Art for me to use in class.  The painting at the left has an ink background and wanted some of the students to try it.  This one I did last nite to give them an idea of what they could do.  This one is on paper, approx 15 x 22.............liz

Sunday, November 15, 2009

back from Austin


I have returned from Austin, found this watercolor I did of Patricia on Wednesday, wanted to enter it in something, but don't know what.  It's on paper and a little larger than usual.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

finished piece/Saturday model


Finished a new piece from the Saturday model.  Love her funky hair.  This is approx 14 x 22 on paper.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

saturday


We had a beautiful model named Patricia at drawing this morning.  I understand I will have another opportunity to paint her in 2 weeks.  Hope I am available as she inspires me.  this sketch is on drawing paper.

Friday, November 6, 2009

6 figure artists group/Nov 5


Had a lovely and elegant model last nite named Fiona.  She had a very regal air, and is quite the horsewoman.  This is a sketch on paper in watercolor.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bryan/College Station


Did a demonstration for the art league in Bryan, what a nice group of people and enthusiastic.  Hopefully I can do a workshop there in February.  Also got to see some old friends I hadn't seen in quite a while.  They have a beautiful art center, really impressive.  This was a drawing I had from a model session, and showed some of the techniques I use to do a finished piece. 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

2 models


We had two models which made it really interesting.  I may do a larger more finished piece of Alana on the right.

tomorrow


will be doing at demonstration at Bryan Art League tomorrow, so better get ready to do something fun for them to watch.  Let's see , which method do I want to use? 

november 1


after being sick with one kind of flue or another for 2 weeks am finally getting back to my beloved model sessions on Saturday morning.  It was a great time and great models.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pigeons


Another pigeon painting mounted in an antique window frame.  Am still also working on this one.  Lots going, just not alot finished.  This is 24 x 40.

am working on this one


am trying to get this done to take to Bryan Texas Monday as a sample of my work.  It's on canvas approx 22 x 30.  It needs alot more work.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

workshop Oct 16, 17, and 18th


thought I would post a picture of one of my demonstrations for my class last week.  It is one method of collage where you layer and layer with tissue paper.  It is on paper, approx 14 x 22.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Finished workshop at the Watercolor society


We had a really fun time at the workshop and there was some beautiful work done there.  A creative weekend, and now back to work.  This is my "Pigeons dance at Nite" at Archway gallery.  It is 12 x 30 on canvas.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

workshop Oct 16, 17, and 18th


Am preparing for a workshop at the Watercolor Society of Houston this weekend.  We had a beautiful model at the Art League last week named Jesse.  I have sceduled her to model for us on Sunday.  This piece is on paper approx. 15 x 22

Thursday, October 8, 2009

October 3


Trudy and I enjoying my opening at Archway on October 3.  It was much fun.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October 4


The opening at Archway was alot of fun last night.  It rained but not hard and got to see alot of old friends and meet some new ones.  Will post some pictures when I get them.  This piece I am told got 2nd place at the Watercolor Membership Show.  I am quite honored.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hun the Show 10/02


Hung the show at Archway yesterday, tonite Oct 3 is the opening.  Rain is forcast and I am sincerely hoping it misses us.  Had lots of help from my good friends.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Am home from Kerrville 9/26


Spent 4 days in Kerrville at the Arts Foundation.  Th;is is the only thing that I actually got finished.  Need to get busy as 1 week from today is our opening at Archway Gallery.  Will rest up and then really get busy.    The instructor was Gale Webb, a fabulous painter from Lubbock.  Much fun.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

another image for the show at Archway

Just finished this one, it's on paper, approx. 17 x 22.

September 15

Picked up the postcards for the October 3 show at Archway.  Think it came out very nice.  Hoping all my art friends can come.!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

sunday sept 6


If I understood the message on the phone yesterday, this image got an honorable mention at the show at the watercolor society this month. Unfortunetly will not be able to attend the opening this next Friday as I am otherwise c ommitted. Will look on Wednesday when I go to model session. This also is on paper.

september 6


I will be the feature artist at Archway for the month of October, the opening is on the 3rd and am trying to get some new images ready for the show. this is on paper, approx 15 x 22". Will take it to Pollys house tomorrow and get a critique. The post card image is done, just waiting on the printer.

Monday, August 31, 2009

august 31

My "Mexican Pigeons" have finally found a home. Worked the gallery yesterday and sold them to a woman, who said "they just make her happy to look at them". I wish that all of my art could produce this response.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

august 21


this image is a demo I did for my class last Friday, brought it home and cleaned it up, looks okay. It is on paper approx. 16 x 21

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

august 19


Have started working on pieces for the October show at Archway. Susan Sheets and myself are the featured artists. The name of the show is "Double Vision" . I am teaching a class tomorrow and Friday and wanted to have some examples of my work to show. This is on paper, approx. 15 x 21

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 13


"Model Session" received a second place in the watercolor society "Experiemental" show. As it place it will now be hung with other pieces that placed in the show at the Pearl Fincher Museum. Am very happy about that, as it's a beautiful building.

August 13


My Japanese Pigeons were sold at the Watercolor Society yesterday. They are on canvas approximately 12 x 36. One of my favorite paintings..gone.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

august


I have a show coming up at Archway in October, Susan Sheets and I will show together. I have been pressing to get more work, this is one I was working on today. Can't decide if it's finished.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

july 26



am making an attempt to update, have been producing alot of work, but am still in the process of organizing it. Enjoy



Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15 Watercolor


Painted at the Water Color Society today, liked this one, it's on paper, approx. 15 x 22"