Friday, December 27, 2013

WDW Hotel

How to do a Disney painting without looking "Disney".  The Contemporary Hotel at Walt Disney World at night is an interesting hotel anyway but I really enjoyed this angle. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

First time using yupo!

An image on yupo.  OMG, if you like paint sliding off the paper, this is great.

Friday, December 13, 2013

In Class projects

These two were done in-class with Michael Holter's painting class in Dallas.

                                                      Michael Holter link

                                                      Picture of me in class -

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thinking about an MFA?

Interesting article:

                                   Is an MFA worth the cost?    <----  Click here.

Tugs at NOLA

Tugs at NOLA - not people this week.  On a half sheet of Arches (15x22).

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Two for the recycle bin

Here are two examples of not very successful works.

The first is a image of me and Susan.

                                                       This one is a flower attempt.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Girl with a Ukulele

Just heard today that this painting was accepted into the California Watercolor Association 44th National Exhibition.  Juror was Elaine Daily-Birnbaum who selected 70 paintings from 747 images submitted by 346 artist.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Translucent Flowers

Using flowers, I created an abstract pattern.  The kaleidoscope feel is intentional.  On a half sheet of Arches. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Art Gallery

Susan in an art gallery on a half sheet of Arches (22 x 15).

Friday, October 18, 2013

Two views at Christmas

Two views of the same image.  These were done using the same sources, the top one was produced about 60 days after the bottom one.   These are both half sheets (15x 22) on Arches paper.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Glenda and K

Here is the Glenda character with Katie after Wicked.  I believe I might go back and add a bold color on the edge.  It feels like it needs an extra pull.  On Arches half sheet.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dakota and K

I need to go back to the "thick" painted shapes.  They seem to accent this series of faces better than the transparent washes.  On Arches half sheet.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Katie in Florida.

At a boat dock which is done in a more patterned expression.  On An Arches half sheet.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Katie at the Fort Worth

At the Fort Worth botanic gardens a few years ago.  On an Arches half sheet.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Susan and Katie

I used a patterned background similar to a prior piece.  This was somewhat duplicated below in the puzzle pattern in the hair.  On an Arches half sheet.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Yellow Susan 2

A different approach to the an image I've attempted many times.  About a quarter sheet.

Friday, July 26, 2013

I just created this web page.  Suggestions are welcomed.

           Web Page


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Michaela's wedding

The negative shape was a brighter sunset but I changed it to an evening view with something like fireworks in the sky.  On an Arches half sheet.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Nessarose and Katie

Another view after Wicked  I was very pleased how giving the acting crew was with Katie.  I enjoy large faces with patterns in the other shapes.  On Arches half sheet.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Chris and Despina and her sister.

A triple portrait where I enjoyed the use of the red shape vs. repeating the the larger shape's color.  On an arches half sheet.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Orange Susan

I liked this piece but it is a little odd with the orange.  The left orange side was adjusted with the white.  On Arches half sheet.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Cowboy with a Music Box

I saw this guy singing with "Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl" ( Toy Story 2), Miss Devon Dawson from Fort Worth, TX.  This is on an Arches half sheet.  

COWBOY WITH MUSIC BOX, was selected by Juror Gaile Robinson, Arts Editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, for inclusion in SWA’s 2013-2014 Membership Show at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center beginning on December 1st.

Friday, June 21, 2013

On an Arches 9 x 12 watercolor block and the second smaller attempt of the this view.

Friday, June 14, 2013

London Train Station

A view I liked which seemed to highlight loneliness in a very crowded train station.  On Arches half sheet.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

RIP Kappy - a little late on the posting but I just found the picture.

Dad and Katie

Looks a little like Katie and very little like me but I don't mind.   On Arches half sheet.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Susan and Dianne

A playful use of the city lights and the using of a partial head view.  On a half sheet of cold press Arches.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Group of 4

The woman on the right with the orange seems to be the most interesting figure.   On an Arches half sheet.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Theo and Seth

Our two beagles who have both past gone on.  The figure is a little elongated but still interesting with the two dogs.  This is on an Arches half sheet.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Susan and Katie

A little odd use of yellow and orange.  The background design is enjoyable.  On an Arches half sheet.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Woman with Flower

Woman with Flower used a thick paint and a more designed quality.  On a half sheet of cold press Arches.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

RIP Ed Reep    - link to his Obit.  My watercolor teacher at East Carolina University.

                                                           His web page

Friday, April 26, 2013

Two heads

           Another two head piece but it seems the larger pair worked out better.  On an Arches half sheet.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Elphaba and Katie

Two large heads makes the stronger image.  This was at the backstage exit after Wicked.  On an Arches half sheet.

Just found out this piece was accepted by juror  Don Andrews for the forthcoming NWS 2013 Member Exhibition held at NWS headquarters in San Pedro, California.

Getting ready to ship to CA!

Friday, April 12, 2013


Trying some figures with a thick watercolor paint.  This is on a half sheet (15x22) of Arches 140 lb. paper.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Football in High School

In class project with Jennie McGuire.  Teacher did not touch work but did offer a few suggestions. On a half sheet of cold press Arches.