Thursday, December 29, 2011

Prepared surface

thought you might enjoy seeing the result of taking a prepared surface to the watercolor society and then drawing and painting directly on it.  It doesn't always work out so well, but this one did.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

put them together

Decided to put these 2 pigeons together and make them a set.  Will show them that way, as I think they are more interesting together.  Talk about just working it out as I go.  I like them both much more this way.

another pigeon

12 x 12" on canvas,working on another one.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lots of starts

Have been going to model sessions, but have 3 paintings I am working on right now.  Hopefully I can do a finish of at least one of these.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

after a couple days in the hospital

The finished image.  May rework it some more, don't think so. 
Am home from another hospital stay, will get my strength back quickly and start working toward Saturday's show.  Am hoping I am not going to be disappointed in it.  Whoops, this is not finished image.  Let me try again.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A couple of drawings

These are a couple of drawings I did this week, will attempt to finish the 2nd on on paper, and hopefully project the 1st one to canvas.  It is Thanks giving evening and am so grateful for the time to do my art.  I am blessed for sure.

Friday, November 18, 2011

First Attempt

This is the original drawing which I have saved, below is the finished piece on 22 x 28" canvas.  I project my original image and can save the drawing this way.  I have also projected it on a smaller canvas which I will paint later.  I think this is successful.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Couple of Quick Sketches

These are a couple of quick sketches from model classes from today and yesterday.  I have been busy painting on canvas an image that I projected from a piece of sketchpaper.  This is more or less an experiement , trying to use my images on canvas, rather than on paper all the time.  I don't know that I will project either of these images.  I tried to do an interesting background before drawing the male model.  I will continue to try this method of working and see what happens.  I am trying tonite to get some pieces together for the Tomball Art Walk on the 19th.  I will be going to the Art Crawl downtown, but agreed to put pieces in Karen Foxworthy's shop, as an image of mine is her logo for the store.  Busy time in a busy time of year.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

3rd Place

Have been in Austin getting my leftover work from Dragonfly gallery, and just got home this evening.  There was a message that this piece got 3rd place at the Houston Watercolor Show today.  It was an experimental show, didn't even know it.  Was pleased with the honor. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday, Watercolor Society

One drawing worth keeping out of 6 or 7.  That's about average for me.  I am going to take a drawing class in February, need some brushup I think. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

demonstration/Oct 27

This is my completed demonstration for the art league last nite.  I started a #2 piece and dumped a jar of gesso on it.  Not my brightest moment.  I did attempt to finish it but will edit it later. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Woodlands Art League demo

I am getting ready to do a demonstration of my work tonite at the Woodlands Art League meeting.  I think I will take this drawing I did yesterday at the Watercolor Society to show.  As she was a nude, and they don't want nudes, I will put clothes on her.  Therefore, I have gessoed out in a couple places.  I will show how I use collage to finish the work and adjust .  Hopefully they will like.  I have a backup if need be.  I don't like to do demos, as I always get performance anxiety.  But carry on.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thurs Oct 20

Blogger seems to be getting harder to post ..they think they are improving it, I prefer the first easy way.  Am attempting to get something to do a demo for the Woodlands Art League next Thurs.  Will keep right on trying.

another quick sketch from Thursday

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Am getting back to my work now

I showed some of my work today at Karen Foxworthy's shop in Tomball.  They had an artwalk.  Then visited a friend in the hospital on life support.  I need to get back to my work as I have many ideas cooking.  This was the only satisfactory 20 minute drawing I got on Thursday.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday, Oct. 3

Seems like I just got back from Austin and it's time to go to Wenmohs Ranch.  Since I have 20 something paintings at Dragonfly Gallery, don't have alot to take to this workshop.  did get this one done. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

9 -29 Thurs

Some starts from today's work, we'll see.  As I said before, trying to get some samples ready for the class at Wenmohs ranch. 
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Monday, September 26, 2011

looking forward to class

I am getting ready to go to Wenmohs ranch for a workshop.  I have never been but have always heard about it.  It is supposed to be a working ranch.  My friend Annette and her daughter are going, her daughter is taking my workshop, her mother can roam the ranch.  Annette Palmer is a great artist, she doesn't need my help.  This I did as an example for class, and then liked it myself. 
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Thursday, September 22, 2011


THIS was my best drawing for today.  Ilove that the Woodlands now has model sessions at the Gallery, don't have to drive so far.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Work from Austin

Had a wonderful workshop in Austin.  It looks like I can't make a slideshow with all of these entries, so enjoy.  The work was outstanding and have tried to make a movie, slideshow, and all but alas  have failed.   Sooooooooooooo, this is it folks.

this is for the July show at the Watercolor Society

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