Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Older Prodigy

In the interest of fairness - since I already posted Joshua's T-Rex. This is a drawing my oldest son, Derek, did about a year ago. It is still SO impressive! It's me, pregnant, with Derek and Joshua in my tummy. Joshua is the one with just the big head - Derek has legs! No - they aren't twins...I guess Derek just thought Joshua hung out for an extra 20 months after Derek was born... Anyhow - it's brilliant!!! Posted by Picasa

DNA Soup

Not so much art as fascination. My son, Joshua, recently turned 4. I was looking through some old photos and happened across my 4th birthday party, and my nephew's 4th birthday party (he's 19, now). Pretty strong resemblance here. My son is in the top left and bottom right...His brother looks just like my husband - I'll start that photo collage as soon as I round up some photos of DH... Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Dahlia again

Update on Dahlia - changed the background to a much darker green by glazing dioxazine purple over top of the permanent green light that was there. Posted by Picasa

Everthing's coming up roses

Acrylic on canvas 36"x36". My first time painting water drops! Posted by Picasa

Violet and magenta ink on 140 lb watercolor post card 4"x6" Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Dahlia with greeeeeeeeen

Just completed last night. 24"x26" acrylic on stretched canvas. Dahlia macro. I have a rose and a water lily I'm going try in macro form too - hopefully, more later! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Water Lily. Ink on WC paper 9x12. This was "homework" for the acrylic ink classroom over at WetCanvas! I enjoyed this one and am pretty pleased with the outcome. I've got way too much going on this week!! The boys started school, and I have three canvases (the largest one 36" square) gessoed and sketched and ready to go...what was I thinking????? So - next week's blog ought to be packed full! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 13, 2005


A chipmunk in blue and magenta. All for this weekend's WDE at wetCanvas! This was done as a quick sketch to finish off some leftover paint on my palette. Took about 45 minutes to do - 9"x9" acrylic on paper. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Younger Prodigy

A masterpiece by Joshua, age 3 (almost 4). It is a T Rex - painted from imagination. This kid has such potential!! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 06, 2005

WDE 8.5.05

Another self portrait for the WDE. This one was based on a digital picture I put together in Photoshop - I liked the odd perspective. The shirt is really much more magenta in real life. I had to add in some pink hair, too. I miss pink hair. Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 05, 2005

Here's the finish. Boy - I need highlights... Posted by Picasa

Another WDE assignment was to paint a self portrait, so this is the start of my attempt. I've never painted a portrait before, much less a self portrait! I'm fairly happy with it, even thought I am not sure if I look like that :) Posted by Picasa

It was just a cow day. The WDE started today, and one of the pictures was of some cows grazing in a Dutch field. So - this is one of the Dutch cows. I cropped the photo so much I lost all my detail, so I had to paint what I saw!! I rather like the outcome! Posted by Picasa

Same cow - not as elongated! This one is on paper with inks - a new thing I'm trying. The background gets it's spotty texture by using salt in the wet ink. I like this one too - maybe I'm not very picky... Posted by Picasa

Bloooo Cow. Acrylic on stretched canvas - about 24"x26". Saw this ref picture and thought it was a funny angle, so I should try it! It was very difficult!! Still not perfectly right, but who cares about perfection?? I like it. Cow with an attitude... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Also acrylic ink - redo of rooster from last month's classroom - I like this one better than the crocus pic. I'm loving the way the feathers turned out. Posted by Picasa

Crocuses from this weekend's WDE done in acrylic ink. New thing - thought I'd try it - not completely happy, but they definitely have potential! Posted by Picasa