Monday, August 29, 2011

Red Irises in oil

24x18 palette knife oil on gessoed board using Winsor Newton watersoluble oils; from my drawing of purple irises I changed the color to reds in this imaginary scene.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just Be yourself

I love zebras, and enjoy painting them, so thought I would try a torn paper collage...
I think it needs a little tweaking but will decide in a couple days if I want to change anything.
As I was doing this I was thinking of the people in this world who want to copy others, and not be themselves..thus the name. She has different stripes, eyes, etc. So she can just be herself!

Party Time Linda Rupard

This was painted from a photograph I took at Studio Twenty of Leata's goodies at Susie's workshop.

Friday, August 26, 2011


15x22 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper, finished just now and what a lovely fellow he is surveying each visitor to his antique shop. This was a fun but difficult painting!  I photographed this laid back guy last year after doing a class in Tyler.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Big Spring Workshop

Kay in her colorful kitchen work area

We had a very successful workshop! Plus a lot of fun.
Kays studio is a wonderful stimulating place to be creative!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Caviar Chef - torn paper collage

12 x 12 torn paper collage on canvas done today at Suzy's class held at my studio. From his Hershey's hair to his caviar on crackers coat buttons, to his Denali/Yukon headlights for eyes, I think he is too cute! Suz has suggested I add a tiny white bit to his headlight eyes.
What do you think? Y'all missed a great class, good food, and companionship.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

In Honor of.......

This is done with the black Tombow pen & the pink is acrylic . love the Tombow pens ,but always end up using just the black one . I'm not through with it .....

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Low Key

Tuesday's Lamesa's demo on Arches #140 cold press. Established dark values early with an underpainting of warms at the center of interest and darks on the perimeters...lot of pigment less water. The reference was the interior of an antique store...lots of 'things' make for lot of
shapes. When dry major darks were placed at or near found objects.....

After Dinner Surprise

 After Dinner Surprise!
This name fits us around here...If there is any is definitely a surprise!
I started this at the workshop in Plains, and just couldn't get back to it, because our art show was starting.
Then I was gone the next week.  Finally, yesterday, I got to finish it. It felt so good to be back in the groove, in my art room. I hope to get some drawings done soon. Have a workshop this Saturday in Big Spring, so will be getting that together the rest of this week.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Partridge in a Pear Tree

A bit early for Christmas but wanted to do the 12 days theme and have done 10 now with 2 more to go tomorrow.  This one is 15x11 watercolor on Italia 140 lb cold press paper with an abstract underpainting.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Spring is Here

Our annual art show was this past week. It went great. Lots of hard work, but it is always fun.  I got a 1st place on a portrait of the fisherman. (earlier post) and won 3 second places. Seven pieces sold, and am very honored that people buy my art. 'Spring is Here' is a new painting, and it won a 2nd place, along with 'Fashion Statement' and 'Rodeo Clown'..Both earlier posts.
I actually started 'Spring painting' a few years ago, and I put it up, then dug it out and finished it.
It is watercolor, with cut out flowers and  then collaged onto the painting.
  I painted the paper in shades of blue with watercolor, then used one of those metal cutters and cut out all the tiny petals.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Red Rose

This is a small commission about 8x10 of  a friend's rose, watercolor, painted wet on dry.  The background of course is imaginary as are the negatively painted leaves.

Monday, August 1, 2011

From Inside

I painted this first on paper as a class demonstration liked it well enough to put it on canvas. It's 18x24 and enjoy watching colors flow into one another mixing their own neutrals. This has a dominant low key feel with dark blues, purple, strong reds and hints of burnt orange. The colors give it texture needed for the inside atmosphere...

Bon appe'tit...