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Insights on Industry IX

watercolor 8" x 14" This is another in my Industry series.  This is in Gary, IN...it is actually the route that my husband us...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Barn

watercolor 14 x 21 landscape $100

Took a trip to Ohio this summer and on the way there and back, I was able to take some neat photos of barns.

My classes begin in 7 days and we are going to begin by painting barns so you will see a lot of them in the next few weeks.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Purple Hydranges"


watercolor 11 x 15 floral $50

This was from a photo I took at the garden walk last Sunday. Maybe I will come up with another series...do come back and see what it will be :))

Friday, August 26, 2011

Another Type of Hibiscus

watercolor 11 x 15 floral $50

This one was inspired from the garden walk, but I did it in the studio. I think these are sometimes called plate hibiscus.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hibiscus


watercolor 15 x 11 floral

This was the second painting I was able to complete at the garden walk for the fundraiser this past Sunday. It is fun to paint plein air, but it is a challenge.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Urn-plein air


watercolor 15 x 11 floral $50

Today was a fundraiser for children at a local hospital. It was a garden walk and I was asked to paint in the gardens. I was also able to sell my work :) and I had a new student sign up for my watercolor classes :))

I have never seen the beauty of a garden like I have in this one. It had many statues and waterfalls and so much lush green foliage. It was so peaceful. I will be going back to do more painting here again. I took a bunch of photos so you know what my next series will be....do come back.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Left Alone


watercolor 14 x 21 Floral $100

Thought I would finish with my Chagrin Falls and my green period and do a flower for a change. Enjoy...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Path Along the River

watercolor 14 x 21 landscape

This is another painting of Chagrin Falls. I think it might be my last in this series. I wanted to challenge myself to use green paint since I find this a hard color to work with. It's not easy being green.

Monday, August 15, 2011

On the Rocks



watercolor 14 x 21- landscape - $100

Here is another landscape of Chagrin Falls. This is dedicate to Carol for her birthday. Hope she has her favorite drink "On the Rocks" to celebrate. If it is whiskey...then this might be Willie Nelson's "Whiskey River." Enjoy Carol and may this be one of your most colorful birthdays~~Hope to meet you in person some day :))

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Chagrin Falls III-Ohio

watercolor 14 x 21 landscape

Here is another painting from my trip to Chagrin Falls. I really didn't plan on doing a series of this area but I guess I am just supposed to....lol. You know how that goes sometimes.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chagrin Falls II

watercolor 21 x 14 landscape

While on my trip to Ohio I took lots of photos. Here is another painting from that trip. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Time For a Break

watercolor 7 x 11 - Still Life

This is my challenge for this week's Daily Paintworks. We were supposed to paint our favorite mug for tea and coffee. Since I do not drink either, I decided to paint my Pepsi glass. Love using this goblet because of the stem, it will not sweat and get my table wet:) And I had to add a few munchies since I am not a starving artist. Take time.....

Monday, August 8, 2011

Chagrin Falls

watercolor 14 x 21

Went on a little trip to Ohio a few weeks and was out and about with my camera. I ended up in this little town called Chagrin Falls and I found their river and not much of the falls at this point. But I did like the bridge and thought it would be good subject matter for a painting. Enjoy!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fall Round Barn

watercolor 14 x 21

Here is another version of the round barn that I did as a winter scene. It's fun to change the palette with a new season. And, fall will be here before you know it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tom's Covered Bridge


watercolor 14 x 21

This is my version of the covered bridge that we painted in Tom Shaller's workshop.
Unfortunately, mine does not look like his...or his does not look like mine. lol. Either way, we had a blast in his class. Thanks again Tom.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Round Barn in Winter

watercolor 14 x 21

I was asked to paint this round barn for a winery. It was alot of fun, but was really wierd to paint snow in the summer. It did cool me off a bit :) I do paint seasonally so I should be painting flowers.
Stay cool!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hydrangea

watercolor 7 x 11

This was last week's challenge for the daily paintworks. We had to go outside and paint something from the ground. We were only allowed to use Ultramarine Blue, Cadimun Red and Cadimun Yellow. It was a fun assignment. We were only allowed 1 hour. It took me 5 minutes to do a quick sketch, and then 25 minutes to paint it. Enjoy!!