Monday, December 19, 2011

some diverse cards, some seasonal...

I've made a few ecumenical and a few seasonal cards so far..

more cards, really enjoyed making them ..

I so enjoy painting flowers, especially poppies... and food..:)

Ta dah.... here are some of the cards I've made.. watercolor originals..

The lighthouse is Cheyboygan MI lighthouse. Waterscene is Lake Michigan. Hot peppers, I love.. limes are nummy, and the goatie is Angie's kid.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


DEAR SELF...get back to your blog more often.. have been painting lots of watercolor cards.. not a total slacker.. will post some soon to prove it to you... thanks to me!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another sewing painting, an enjoyable second hobby of the years gone by..

this was fun, since I'd sold the prior painting of threads, thought I'd do another in a different color scheme. don't we all love experimenting with colors..

Saturday, June 4, 2011

this is eggshells and baby pomegranite...

I like the mellow colors in this painting...

June is here and will be gone way too fast..

Fresh veggies from the garden, these came from a friend's garden however, mine is eaten up by deer..:(

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

old spools of thread--

these are old wooden spools of thread from my sewing box. With the old frame, they make a complimentary painting..

Now for some home grown oils..

the collection of books, saucer and old cloth is family memorablia for my enjoyment and thoughts. Fond memories..

the golden roses in the golden pot was a try for a study in shading yellows and golds.

I love peppers to paint. Brilliant colors, pleasing to the eye for me.

these last two, the little one eyeing the chip bag thinks she's fooling us.. hmmmmmm......:) the baby's pic was the idea for the last painting here.. such a sweet, somber look.. such a doll!

I am remiss in posting paintings on time..

these are some watercolors I've done recently.. have more that'll get posted soon. They're easy to travel with for me, moreso than oils.. so, when we gals go to other friends homes to paint, guess what medium.. watercolor..:) absolutely love both mediums! I do hope you enjoy reviewing these and thanks for doing so.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pretty lady that loves gardening..

This pretty lady is a wonderful gardener.. she's a joy to be around..

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Here you can see a painting from an old photo..

this is so enjoyable, some photos just want to be painted..:)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

more to end the month of March... On to April!!

these are all oils, Taquamonon Falls, UP, MI; Rebecca Creek Bridge Rd, TX and young lady from old picture..:)

Getting behind in postings.. April is here already!!

these are a jumble of March paintings.. 2 from old photos, and red onions are all oil, the poppies and vase with flowers as you can tell are watercolor. I'm playing with watercolor again.. enjoy both mediums.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tried a landscape, not my favorite...

good old Texas cattle in the old west.. ramshackle buildings, rusty roofs.. old cistern in the back.. make shift fence and gate.. thinking I should stick with portraits..:) Well, you have to try new things and larger things occasionally.

This is taken from an old black/white photo

She was sitting on the porch with her grandparents and momma about 60 years ago, the wind was blowing her hair.. the colors of the dress I made up.. looks nice in a gold frame.. ahh, memories..:) fine details were sketchy at best, but she was captured..

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Here's a sweet greatgrandson of a fellow artist..

They are sooo precious.. and grow up so fast, ahhh, such is life...:)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

One done in February so far...

I am working on another portrait now, a grandson of a friend. This baby girl is a greatgranddaughter of a local painter. She's looking stern maybe, or puzzled??:)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

This is for Paws In Prison, fundraiser..

This is a friend's little Yorkie.. such a good natured one... loves his blue blanket..

Monday, January 24, 2011

2nd painting of the new year..

Rosie Posie at the beach, can't see the beach, but she's ready.. :):)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My First Painting of the New Year...

This young lady was a challange because of the teeth.. just takes time and patience.. another practice where I learned more..