Tuesday, July 28, 2009


This is just a quick little drawing that I started sometime back. I lost it under a pile of ref material so today I pulled it out and scanned it. I don't care for the paper, too many specks show through for me. But, the intent was to be a little less detailed and let the color do the work. I'd like to hear what you think!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Quiet Afternoon on the Lake

Here is an update of my duck! I'm not sure but I think it's finished; I'm pretty satisfied with it and enjoyed the whole thing. I think I'll leave it alone for a few days and look at it again, otherwise I'll work it to death! I think I managed to get three layers on before it got crumbly.
I have something picked out for the next project. I'm going to try it on a small sample of UArt paper. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

On the drawing board...

Something I've wanted to start for a long time. I love the abstract-looking water and I'm enjoying working that part. This is approximately 9x12 colored pencil on mylar. I hope I will be able to get all the color I want before the "tooth" is filled.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mid-Summer Art Show

Little River Art Councils Mid-Summer Art Show ended Saturday and I'm very happy! I received a First Place in the Portrait Category for the portrait I did of my husband first part of the year. I named this piece Travelin' Man and planned to do a series (My Man Series). And to think, I wasn't going to enter the show this year!!!!! Here it is.....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

And the Experimenting Continues...

Today's experiment--watercolor on crumpled Masa paper. Some of the details were lost in the scan.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


For the last couple of days, I've been experimenting with oil pastel, colored pencil and a different kind of paper. I have a pad of Artagan paper that I bought several years ago and was just never very fond of it. Sometimes when I experiment, I start with that. I was reading in the Color Pencil Workshop book about oil pastels and colored pencil so I decided to give one of the demos a shot. I started on a 5x7 size and once I decided I liked the technique, increased it to 8x10. Once I got to the background, I realized oil pastel was not the way to go, so my orchid is oil and colored pencil and the background entirely cp. I'm not sure I'll go any further than this with it, but it's worth trying again.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Sleepy Kitty is being overhauled and in the meantime...here is a little squirrel! Not a very good photo!