Saturday, December 22, 2012

Good nude model session

Wish it could have lasted longer, wonderful model this morning.  Hopefully can draw her again on Thursday.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Coud not resist

Could not resist reworking this piece with charcoal and gesso.  Think I will make some backgrounds before I go to nude drawing Saturday. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

nude from Saturday

I'm going to finish this out in charcoal only, should make for an interesting slant, hope.

Not Done

Have redone this enough to make myself crazy.  I will finish it and post when it is really done. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday nite

We had fun doing quick sketches of Gloria dressed in her Victorian clothiing.  That was the first time alot of people had worked with her.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Did this piece to show students about layering with Rice papers.   Think it needs some more work, but don't want to overwork.  There is a fine line. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

another one

Another one appeared on my easel.  I am participating in an Art Party at Jimmy McDonalds' place in Stagecoach, thought I woould do one for that.  My last 2 are sold.

Monday, November 19, 2012


My Conroe class has been wanting to do a collage landscape, so I tried this one.  The shine on the papers makes it difficult to photograph, but it was fun to do.  Feedback?   The darks reflect light and look lighter, may work on it some more and repost. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

quick sketches from today

Had a lovely new model today...I enjoyed drawing and painting her immensely.  I want to try more of these.  Half charcoal, half watercolor, may add some paper and acrylic.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Background music

Have been working on different surfaces.  I have a great friend who gave me old sheet music, this one is actually the "Lord's Prayer" but you wouldn't know it.  I also used maps for the dress.  Enjoy experiementing and will probably do some more. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's amazing

It's funny the way you cannot see problem areas when you first finish a painting, but just put it on the computer and errors are screaming at you.  Need to fix this...

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Forgot to post this piece with the announcement it got an honorable mention at the member's show at the Watercolor Society of Houston.  Big opening as there were something like 120 pieces juried in the show.  An honor to get an award. 

Back from Dallas

These are paintings I did in the Ted Nuttall workshop.  I find he paints way too slow for me, I sim;ly cannot put things down that slowly.  However seem to have my own style, so maybe just need to go with that. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Canvas piece

This piece is really difficult to photograph, as it has gold gesso as the base.  it reflects light back into the camera.
This piece was accepted into the members show at The Watercolor Society.  It also has alot of gold and doesn't photograh very well.  I doubt that it will place or even get an honorable mention as it is not a traditional watercolor.  Lately, it seems the very traditional work is on the winner's wall. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

some recent sketches.

Am getting back to my work now....I have a 1 week rest before next class.  Want to go to Austin this weekend.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

experiementing again

Am attempting to do some more experiemental pieces.  I feel that I need to get more painterly.  Am looking for more growth possiblility..

Monday, September 24, 2012

Both paintings

Both of these paintings got honorable mentions over the weekend at the Conroe Art Show.  They have asked me to extend my classes another 5 weeks and I have agreed to do so. 

My latest project

Lately I have gotten myself into some really not fun things.

I am a member of the &eight artists, which consists of 8 artists that show at Hubbel and Hundson, a high end grocery and food store.  Our project consists of all 8 of us doing 2 parts of a huge painting, these are 18 x 18".  Am so glad to have these done.  This piece will then be auctioned off and donated to a good cause.  I don't do well when I have assignments.  I prefer to stay on taask with my own work..   Sooooooooooooo, they're done.  Need to check the skin tones on the small one, don't think they're that pink.  Am going this afternoon to purchase another camera.  I have fought this old one long enough. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Have been working with gold

I dropped my good camera, am filling in with my old old one.  Picture quality is not as good, but haven't had time to shop. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Finally had a chance to go to life drawing today.  I tried 2 different papers, the top is canson 90lb. cold press paper, the bottom is paper for acrylic, given to me by a friend.  They both took the paint completely different.  It was interesting to do the same pose with 2 different papers.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Class on Thursday

This is the image I did as an example for my class starting on Thursday.  I am teaching 4 classes in Conroe in Painting and drawing the figure.  They will work from this photo, what a fun model.  This piece is on mixed media paper, what a disappointment.  I do not like the way this paper takes the paint, and watercolor is out of the question.  Oh well, back to hot press. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fish again

Obviously I am thinking "fish" again, will get back to the figure by class on Wednesday.  This is not finished but not too far from it.  Have trouble with my new camera.  dropped my old one too many times, but sure don't like the new one.  Will probably invest in a new one soon.  If anyone has an idea of a good camera that takes clear pics let me kinow. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Trying to get it together

Am trying to get some figure drawings together , want to teach a figure class in Conroe, but need samples.  Just finished this one.

finished this today,

Will take this over to the Woodlands Gallery this afternoon.  It is my fish image, and I call this piece "Rockport" is 28" x 22" on canvas..alot of fun to do.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Finally done

I have wanted to do some paintings with my fish image.  Since I did not have a current one (the last one sold) I had to do one first.  The background is an antique  Dutch bible. 

this is for the July show at the Watercolor Society

                m                                              I am getting ready to leave for Ghost Ranch next weekend,                ...