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Sunday, November 29, 2009

December Already

watercolor 18 x 24

Well I have two trees up. The snowman tree in the sunroom and then the basket tree in the dinning room. Now for the 10 foot tree in the living roon.I don't want to think about that one. Last year I had 27 strands of 100 lights. What was I thinking....I will put less on this year.
This is the painting that I did last Sunday for the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society meeting. It was a lot of fun to do and I had about an hour to get it done. All went well.
My new DVDs were delivered today so they are now available for sale for $20 plus shipping. Great gift idea.

Friday, November 27, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

I am on my way to getting my house ready for the holidays. So I will have to put my painting on hold till I am done. Tomorrow I will start decorating the trees...did I tell you that I have one in every room of the house. No, there are no trees in the closets.
Here's hoping everyone is busy and happy decorating. Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving Day yesterday?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

watercolor 6 x 18 matted 12 x 24

Thought I would do a little more of a traditional painting of Holly. I love Holly and I even live on a street named Holly Lane and it is on the corner of Pine Ave. so this is really Christmas personified! And, I am Miss Christmas. All of the Christmas dishes are in the China hutch and I have started to decorate my house.
I also set up a new show today at one of the restaurants that exhibits my work. It is an all winter/Christmas show. Looking good, here's hoping for some sales.
Well, back to decorating....

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Colorful Holly

watercolor 6 x 18

I am showing this as a horizontal but I painted it as a vertical and I have it hanging as a vertical in my Kitchen. I am beginning to decorate for the holidays and I thought I would get the holiday paintings up first. This painting as a lot of color and was a lot of fun to do as a demo for my students this past Friday.
Today I gave a demo for the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society in South Bend, IN. They were a great group of people and I hope that they learned a thing or two from the demonstration. I painted a snow scene of the local Dunes. Maybe I will post that in a day or two when I unpack everything.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Winter Around the Corner

watercolor 22 x 30

This is the painting that was recently accepted into the current exhibit at the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart, IN. When I painted this way back in Jan or Feb I showed you parts of the painting on this blog. Now here is the whole completed painting. It is a full sheet of watercolor paper, so it is a big one. This is a typical winter here where I live...and old man winter will be here soon.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Grapes

watercolor 7 x 11 / matted 12 x 16 $75

Hopefully this will be the last of my grape paintings. I may do one with a wine bottle and then I think I will be ready for the wine festival. Out of the last three paintings, I like this one the best. Enjoy!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Things are still GRAPE here.

watercolor 7 x 11 / with mat 12 x 16

Thought I would do some red grapes this time. I have no idea which grapes make which wines. But, I do know what colors I need to use to make the grapes.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Have a Grape Day

watercolor 7 x 11 / matted 12 x 16

I decided to do a few paintings of grapes and wine bottles for an up coming wine festival that I will be participating in at the end of the month. I will be able to exhibit my work and sell it too :) I plan to do a demo to show the guests how I paint in watercolor and I will be offering a workshop at this country club sometime in January. They made this neat poster announcing that I will be at this festival and about 700 pieces of information was sent out. Sounds like a win-win situation for me.

Monday, November 9, 2009


watercolor 7 x 11

This is another demo that I did for one of my classes. The assignment was to find the color that you use the most from your palette. Mine is Indigo. Then for the month of November they are not allowed to use that color. They have to substitute something for it. For this painting, I used Marine Blue. For my reference I used a photo that I took in the summer and I changed the season. I can do that you know since I have an artistic license. Now I am not responsible if it snows tomorrow.

Friday, November 6, 2009


watercolor 12 x 18

This was a demo that I did for one of my classes. The assignment was to try using a "mop watercolor brush." That was a fun experience since they actually handle like a mop. It was a challenge and I wanted to see if they could paint looser. I think they enjoyed it.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Basket of Cheer

Watercolor 13 x 20 Framed 21 x 28
Matted Gicle' print 19 x 26-$100 / Matted gicle' print 12 x 16-$30

This is a painting that I recently completed and one of the prints hangs in Scarborough Faire's restaurant. I will be selling both sizes of this print along with the note cards at this Wine Festival that I am participating in at the end of the month. I will also be doing a demo at this festival so I have to start thinking about that...there's never a dull moment in my studio.