Monday, July 28, 2014

Little Sunflowers

micron pen . watercolor . white acrylic ink

Friday, July 25, 2014

Frosted Light

light and shadow

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cool Leaves

Pretty watercolor leaves on a cool summer day

Monday, July 21, 2014

Little Black Pot

 little black pot with flower bowl .  model magic

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blue Jay

Here's how I start my paintings. 
I begin with a detailed pencil sketch and then start to fill in with watercolor. 

I add layers of color and work in the details. 

More layers of color on the bird and the beginning of the background.

Detail on the feathers. 

Another close up.

Finished painting.

When I started this painting, a pair of blue jays were singing in the trees behind my house. 
A lovely summer sound.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Blue Birds

Two tiny blue birds hiding in the green leaves.

Monday, July 7, 2014


I went to a bacon themed party and brought these items:

BLT Appetizer
cherry tomatoes filled with bacon, lettuce and mayo with a basil leaf garnish

Bacon Brownies
chewy, chocolaty brownies with crispy bacon mixed in and sprinkled on top

Bacon Sugar Cookies
no bacon at all - just regular sugar cookie dough colored with food coloring, layered, sliced and drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Marching Band

Here comes a parade! 
red, white and blue * stars and stripes * hats and boots * loud horns
Happy 4th of July!

Red White and Blue

I swirled red, white and blue Model Magic clay together just enough to hold but not so much to blend. 

Here I mixed blue and white Model Magic together to make a blue tint then rolled out coils and spirals to create a little vase. 

Red White and Blue

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pink Shoe Inspiration

Pink Shoes

I bought a pair of cute pink shoes that started out plain pink with a sparkly band. I wore them a lot but made the mistake of wearing them to watch my son play baseball. Uh oh - rain - my cute pink shoes soaked and discolored by grass and dirt.

Hmmm. Pink sharpie circles, black sharpie dots and pink watercolor.

Good as new!