Sunday, April 19, 2015

Summer Roses

It is a little early for roses but after this winter I think we are all ready for summer!  This is a watercolor painted on Arches cold pressed paper.  Although I love to experiment and push the boundaries with what watercolor can do I still enjoy the basic approach to using watercolor., just paint water and good quality paper!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Independent Layering Technique

I painted this picture on yupo paper using the Independent Layering Technique.  Mary Jane Noe, who created this technique has published a book on this topic.  If you are interested in learning how to do this you may purchase this book from Blurb, on her website.  Go to and look in the right hand margin of her web page. The title of the book is YesYouCan!!!  There you will find the information on how to order this book.  It is a challenging but fun way to paint!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ohio Watercolor Society

Last night I attended the Ohio Watercolor Society Banquet for this years show.  I submitted the above painting which was accepted into the show.  The show is being held at the Mansfield Arts Center, 700 Marion Avenue, Mansfield Oh. The exhibition will run through October 25.  This is the second year I have entered and had a painting accepted so with this I was able to apply for signature membership in the society.  I am happy to say I was honored with signature status last night!  This is a watercolor done in the tape batik method.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer Fun

Water has such an appeal for children!!  They don't care if their clothes get wet!  Watercolor is the perfect medium for painting water.  The natural flow of juicy color is what makes this painting so successful.  This is painted on Arches cold pressed paper.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sunny Day

I painted this farm scene from a small painting I had done on site last fall.  I love the warm sunny feeling in this picture.  The corn stalks cast a beautiful shadow on the field.  This is a watercolor painted on cold pressed arches paper.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Voyageur's National Park

                                                        Sunset over one of the many islands
                                                                       Bald Eagle
 White Pelican

I just returned from a trip to Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.  We took one of the park boat tours which took us to several of the Bald Eagle nests in the park.  Also, we were able to see the White Pelicans, which at one time had become extinct in the park.  This park is very unique due to the fact that the park is water, not a land mass.  There are four large lakes and twenty five small lakes, plus many rivers and streams that connect the bodies of water.  The large lakes have many small islands in them.