Thursday, November 12, 2015
This is the latest project painting that I have prepared for my watercolor class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The subject is a lemonade pitcher which my husband and I bought several years ago in West Virginia along with 6 hand thrown clay cups. I added 2 Bosc pears to the still life before photographing. The painting is approx 9" x 12" and is transparent watercolor with black acrylic background. It is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Front Row: Rose Hawkins; Cindy Staples; Bridget Weller
Back Row: Dave McNeal; Terry Nelson; Misty Steinke
Tonight, my watercolor class worked on a still life from a Google image. It was an exercise in layering watercolor washes and they have a really strong start - we will finish next week
Sunday, November 1, 2015
This is a recent painting I have prepared for my class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
I cut and pasted several images to achieve this composition. The painting is 8 1/2 x 11 inches and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper. I used a lot of burnt sienna, dragon's blood and sepia watercolors.
Monday, October 5, 2015
This is my entry into the October pumpkin painting project for the Watercolor Workshop Group. I used the drawing that Susie Short provided because I was in some hurry. I enjoyed painting this very much.The painting is painted on Fabriano cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
I was blessed with two birthday cakes this year; the first was a delicious mandarin orange cake which I posted on my Facebook page, and the second was this delicious harlequin/checkerboard chocolate and yellow cake baked by my dear friend Rose for our Muses Thursday afternoon arts gathering. It was truly delicious and we had a lot of fun finding out how Rose did this. Turning 77 hasn't been as traumatic as I thought it would be.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
This is the latest painting I have prepared for my class, Riverside Art Center Watercolorists!
I told them recently that they have graduated from Intermediate.
This painting is done from a clipping one of my students brought home from Delaware (the state, not the city.) She knows that I love vintage trucks and the class enjoys painting them too. It is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper and is totally transparent watercolor.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Last night, when I returned from the art show, I had no internet! This morning, I had no internet. Tonight - I have internet - go figure!
I was honored to receive First Place at the Riverside Art Center's annual juried show last night. It was for a painting of a vintage truck which belonged to a young man in Illinois who had plans, along with his twin brother, to restore it. Unfortunately and tragically, Garrett Rinehart, the young man, was killed in a tragic accident in Chicago and he never was able to realize his dream - I named the painting " Garrett's Dream!"
The painting is a transparent watercolor painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper.
Thank you to the jurors and to Riverside Art Center for this honor.