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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Feed the Birds

watercolor 5 x 7

Here is another painting for my bird series. Will it be the last one??? I may do this in a larger format. But right now I have a lot on my palette. I have 3 more weeks of studio classes and then I will be teaching workshops.
My DVD is now complete and ready to sell. I will try to get it up on the blog soon.
Take it easel!!

Before the cut up

watercolors 5 x 7

These were the paintings of the flowers that I taught for the watercolor workshop that I did this past weekend. We had so much fun and they will be rerunning the class on Nov. 7 since this class filled up before it was advertised. The fun part was teaching them some of the card making techniques. I think I will be doing more of these. It was a different type of class than what I normally teach.
There will be a winter card class on Dec. 12.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Flower Cards

watercolor 7 x 11

This is one of the flowers that we painted at the workshop that I taught this past weekend. We were doing a series of flowers that were then made into cards. We all had a lot of fun and I really enjoyed teaching it. Time just flew by. Since this class filled up before they even had a chance to advertise it, they asked me to teach it again on Nov. 7. We will be painting flowers again, but we will paint different ones and then we will also make them into cards.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Winter Birches

watercolor 11 x 7

This is another demo that I did for my students last week. Now if it snows this week, I am not responsible. But this painting could be used on a christmas card and there are 61 days till Christmas you know. Maybe I will do some pumpkins for Halloween this week.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall is in the Air

watercolor 7 x 11

It is fall in Indiana, and for a few days we had some beautiful colors. Unfortunately, it has been raining here so much that I am afraid that all the beautiful colors will be gone by tomorrow. Enjoy the colors while you can or you will just have to paint them in your mind...do you mind?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Here is the second painting for my client. Now to get some mats made and to finish framing both of them.
Well, back to the drawing board and to finish getting ready for my tomorrow's classes.
Take it easel.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Black and White Flower

watercolor 12 x 16 art/ framed 16 x 20 SOLD

In my bin of matted watercolors I had some black and white studies. A client of mine liked them and asked if I would make her a set of flowers done in this study of black and white. I used lamp black which I never use when I paint. I was surprised to find a tube of black in my painting supplies. Now I have to frame them in black. I think they will look very contemporary when finished.

Our Art After Dark Gala this past Saturday was a big success and we all had a great time. We made some money for the art center :) So many people were so generous with their donations for the silent auction and I am sure the winners of the items were totally thrilled. We even had an exhibit of miniature paintings and the ones that didn't sell are for sale at the gallery. So, you still have time to purchase one or two.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Watch the Birdie

watercolor 5 x 7

Another in my bird series...This is the young man who shot my new DVD which hopefully will be here next week. He is a great photographer and I wish he hadn't moved away to Iowa. But I wish him well..

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Where's the Birdie?

watercolor 5 x7

Here it is only the middle of October and I already miss summer. Where have all the birds gone to. It is supposed to be a bit warmer next week. Hopefully I can get my gardens ready for fall.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


watercolor: art 18-3/4 x 27-3/4 framed 29 x 38

Saturday I had 3 gallery openings that I was requested to be at. Unfortunately, I only made one of the openings, but I did win the Curator's Award for this painting and I was there for this opening. That always encourages an artist to keep on doing what they love to do so much.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Painting the Birdie

watercolor 5 x 7

Here is a little study of Kathy painting on location. I am going to miss those summer days. It has been so cold and rainy here this past week. Will there be an Indian Summer? If it stays like this, I will not be getting those corn stalks or mums.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mini Fall Dunes II

watercolor 5 x 7 framed 8 x 10 $75

Here is another fall dunes. This is the same area as the painting from yesterday. Our Indiana dunes are so pretty anytime of the year. I am so blest to live so close to them (Lake Michigan). These two would make a nice pair and they are matted and framed the same. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mini Fall Dunes I

watercolor 5 x 7 / framed 8 x 10 $75

I decided to go and do some more of those little 5 x 7 paintings. These will probably be the ones that will be selling for gifts this holiday season. They sold well at the art fair.
Fall is in the air so ... thought I would stop painting the leaves and paint the whole tree. Enjoy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Class Demo-Fall Leaves

Ok, this is it. The last of the leaf paintings. This was also a demo and I even challenged myself by limiting my palette, changing the colors that I use and keeping it a bit higher in key than I normally paint. I thought the teal and the peachy orange work well together.
Just finished a new painting tonight. Will look at it tomorrow (or should I say later today) to see what it looks like with a fresh eye.
Kathy has left the studio!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Class Demo-Leaves I

watercolor 7 x 11 SOLD

This was a little study to show my students how to paint negative leaves in a positive way. It is so much fun to teach this and no two painting come out alike. It is an assignment where they are not looking at any photographs of leaves. They really have to concentrate. I couldn't even paint two the same if I wanted to with this technique.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sunset Dunes

watercolor 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 with mat and frame 8x10 $100

This is one that I did for the miniature show for the art center. Time to start painting a bit bigger.