Monday, April 29, 2013

San Miquel

Always kept a picture of San Miquel that I took from the balcony of the condo where we stayed.  It finally found a place in my landscape series.  This is paint, decorative papers , crayons and anything else I grabbed.  

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nude model

Got to do some nude painting for a while this morning.  What a treat, it has been a long time since I have had a free Saturday morning. 

Monday, April 22, 2013


Had fun in Livingston today, did this demo for them, but it still needs work, will do it tomorrow.  Very nice people and a lot of good food.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A quote from Nicholas Simmons, hmm something to think about.

Learning too much about the materials is a mistake, in my opinion. I've noticed the people who become preoccupied with all of that are often not very good artists. I see an over-reliance on value studies and planning as largely a waste of time. Worrying about what others will think is very bad. The idea of "purist" watercolor has nothing whatsoever to do with art, so obsession with that is obviously a mistake. There is the notion that painting everyday has some inherent value, but I don't agree. I'm not saying it's bad, but painting for the sake of painting does nothing for me.

Patricia in Conroe

Patricia came up to Conroe to model for us, what a treat, she's a pro.  I again used mixed media paper.  I will go tomorrow to Livingston to do a demonstration for the league up there.  Am taking a couple pieces from last week to work on.  Bought more mixed media, but it is not heavy enough to take collage, will need to get some heavier.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A New Surface

I have been working on Mixed media surface, and am finding it rather fun.  It has a vellum surface which means the paint sits on it and moves around very easily.  If anyone knows how this paper is made let me know.  We had a beautiful model at the Watercolor Society yesterday.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Model from Wash

Promised the model who came to the Watercolor demo a 
painting.  He wants this one, so I will finish it.

Watercolor Society

Had fun doing a demonstration at the Watercolor Society yesterday.  Am working with a  new computer so am limited on what I can do.  Will finish this soon as it is sold and need to deliver.  I also worked with Michael the model from last Wed., will give him one of my works when done.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Watercolor Society

I am doing a demonstration at the Watercolor Society tomorrow.  I will take this one on cavas as well as a fish on canvas. I first applied very old dress patterns to the canvas for background interest.  We'll see what they think.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A new Model

We had a new model at the Watercolor Society today.  I was using the new mixed media paper which is different from watercolor paper.  Am not sure if I will continue to use it.  I have a demonstraiton Sunday at the Watercolor meeting, may take them and see what anyone else thinks. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Back home

Am delighted to be home even with all of the work I have to do.  We had a beautiful Jamaican woman at portrait class this morning. It was fun to get back to my own work, it has been neglected.  I added a little collage for interest (hand made paper ).

Glamour/30’s style

We draw from old films on some Sundays,this is  From “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, Albert Hitchcock  we draw from old movies every other Sund...