Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Gouache Vinettes

This is a lesson from a class on Gouache. Some worked better than others but their was learning to be had with everyone. I love the backgrounds. 


Friday, May 20, 2022

Jeanne Circa 1931


A sketch in gouache of my maternal grandmother. I purposely made her face bigger as facial features are so important to telling a good story. And in this situation the story is about her clothing. The fashion of 1931 is a bit frumpy but I do like the neck line. I have no doubt that she sewed this one herself. She was a seamstress and back in those days, it was not common to sew your own clothes. She must have looked for the latest patterns in a catalogue. Or maybe just copied for herself something from a fashion magazine. I also wonder what they used to keep hair so plastered to the head. No flyaways allowed! 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Our first love

The Giraffe, our fist love. As children we marveled over that long neck and those long gangly legs. After all, those features, hold the secret to evolution. Both theirs and ours.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

It's complicated


Oh yes, the showy rose is very complicated. 

There is no denying that their ego is out of control. 

But what can I say? 

They still capture my heart.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

From Cleo's Birthday Bouquet

The big secret is to tape the vase opens in a grid formation. They drop the flowers in. I am now officially all about flowers. 


Thursday, May 5, 2022



This was from a lesson of Ashley Prejoles. She is a real master. I learn a lot trying to blend the sky colors. It was way harder than it looked. You have to work really fast and put an orange buffer between the yellow and blue unless you want green skies. I might have to try this one again.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Color my World


Going bright and colorful today! I'm making room for all the feelings and holding space for so many perspectives.  I need to listen to your colorful life story inorder to understand my own. You color my world and it makes me stronger.  

This piece was part of a lesson my Shauna Russell. A great colorful water color painter.

Monday, May 2, 2022

30 Day Flower Challenge.


I'm still in learning mode. This is from a lesson my Annie Mertlich. I don't know how I feel about being this loose. But the movement and colors are nice.