watercolors

Cart before the horse

Now that filming is complete for the documentary on sustainable farming, it’s time to change the focus of my work.  Some next steps are to get videos of varying lengths ready to submit to film festivals, TV producers, and for DVD sales.  The sustainable farmer for this documentary is Allen Heirloom Homestead, owned by Christina […]

Still Life Practice

Painting and drawing are about seeing; not looking.  My specialty is portraiture.  I can do posed portraits, but my favorite is the painting of someone doing what they love to do; gardening, cooking, reading, playing with their children, etc.  I love capturing the character, the person that lives just beneath the surface. A still life, […]

Number One

There are some projects I need to work on and ideas are starting to pour into my brain.  This is a warm up exercise with watercolor pencils.  Number One.  I have not done anything with my watercolor pencils aside from scratch a few lines on some papers to see what they look like when wet. […]

Daily Prompt: Apply Yourself

Describe your latest attempt to learn something that did not come easily for you. Creating demonstration videos. I’m an artist and that includes videography.  I make videos for people all the time.  Making one for me – that’s something else.  So I decided to give it a try.  I would very much love to start giving […]

Liquid Mask for Watercolors

I made a video about the use of liquid mask, but I think I could just as easily tell you the main points with written word. Before I start, I get a cup of water and squeeze in a little dish soap.  I use a green dish soap mainly so that I can see it […]

A Postponed Dream – I will try again next year

For many years it has been my dream to have a painting accepted into the annual exhibit in New York City with the American Watercolor Society.  This painting, MENDING THE SAILS, won first place at a show in Annapolis, Maryland in June and my confidence was boosted.  The juror wrote, in her critique, that the […]

Procrastinator!!! Time to get painting!

I’m getting ready.  The holidays are over.  Everyone has gone back to their own homes and their own routines.  I alone sit stalled out.  I alone continue to find one more reason why I have to put it off.  Painting.  I’ve actually blamed a lot of my procrastination on the new website.  I redesigned my […]