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Friday, January 28, 2011

Sometimes Life Gives You a Lemon

watercolor 14 x 21

Another in my cherry series. The title will be "Sometimes Life Gives You a Lemon" or "Cherry Lemonade"
These have been fun to do, and a challenge to get that background down all at once.
Enjoy...make yourself a lemonade...add some cherries!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries/Sweet and Savory

watercolor 14 x 21

It's a new year so I thought I would play with a new technique. New to me that is. I paint a lot freer than this. This is really tight. I went to the market and bought a bunch of fruits and veggies for this next series. Who said I am a starving artist?

I am still trying to decide between the titles of this painting:

1). Life is just a bowl of cherries
2). Sweet and savory

Which do you like best?

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Special Lady

watercolor 14 x 21

Here is a head study of the statue that I painted in the last post. This statue can be viewed off of Route #41 in St. John, Indiana.

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Roadside Madonna"

watercolor 21 x 14

This is a painting of a statue that is a shrine to the Virgin Mary. It is located in St. John, Indiana. I remember going to this place when I was a little kid (ages ago). I never thought I would be painting it. Look for more to come.

Monday, January 17, 2011


watercolor 10 x 4

Here is another little fruit painting that will hang at "Pie Piper" restaurant. I am hoping to do a few more for this series. These will also be my next card series.

I finally finished getting all of the Christmas trees down. Still have some Christmas decorations to get put away...but by the end of the week, Valentine's Day decorations will be up.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


watercolor 10 x 4

Here is another little berry painting for a little mini series that I am doing. These are going to hang in a restaurant here in Indiana along with the pies I did a while back. I am thinking about doing a set of greeting cards with the berries to go along with the cards I had made of the pies.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


watercolor 10" x 4"

Thought I would get away from the snow for awhile since my friends think I am the reason why it snows. So here....strawberries for everyone. enjoy.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January Dunes II

watercolor 10 x 21

I decided to do another painting of the dunes in winter--here in Indiana. This is the National Lakeshore which is about 40 minutes from my house. No, I did not paint this on location. I take tons of photos and then I work from them and make "stuff" up...oh the creative process. What fun. I am not a snow bunny.
Hope you are staying warm.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January at the Dunes

watercolor 10 x 21

Thought I would work in this long format. Do you ever see blue snow? Well I do. lol. This painting has many layers of glazing to achieve my dark and intense colors. This is one of my favorite subjects to paint. The dunes are along Lake Michigan which are about 45 minutes from my house here in Indiana. Great place to go anytime of the year.