Inspired by one of my favorite quotes "If you are not living on the Edge, you are taking up too much Space", and also the challenge of Larry Seiler, from whom I am following a teaching webcast on painting and stretching my boundarys, I am going to start a blog of 120 (or more) paintings, all postcard size, some from life, others from photos refs. they will be primarily watercolor, as I strive to become a better watercolorist, but I may also deviate into other areas as my fancy takes me. I love to experiment so you never know what might surface.

I love ink drawings colored with watercolor or colored ink. but I am also trying to lay color down without first drawing , trying to loosen up the compulsion to detail that I have

Saturday, October 12, 2013

a couple in acrylic ink and watercolor.  I won a pkg of acrylic Ink from  Higgins Ink and have been experimenting with then and watercolor.

 the foliage is ink, the path and sky are watercolor
 #77 wooded path

the fence , woodgrain and roof are ink, the rest- WC

 #78 old barn

Ink background and woodgrain, the rest- WC
I had lots of fun with these

I have also been working on Vellum, with Ink and watercolor, here are  few:

#71 Gulls

#72 Legend

here are a few watercolors:

#74 stormy sky

watercolor cardstock


 #75 Lucy

and some conte, charcoal and graphite on colored paper


another few I have done in the past few months,  these are a few from a mini landscape exchange I did. they are also the first landscape oils I tried. These are  a few of my favorites.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I haven't posted anything here for a while so will add some of what I have done this summer:

Steppin High
watercolor on handmade paper


ink and watercolor
6x10 sketchbook

Prairie scene (Briercrest line)
ink and watercolor
6x10 sketchbook


one of my first Oils, 
A Thorn in my Side



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

This was an early morning watercolor sketch on my last trip camping
such a wonderful morning in front of a campfire to paint the sky, then wander down to the beach to catch the hills across the lake.  5x8


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

a little painting of my friend Sharrons grandaughter Julia, from a wetcanvas weekend drawing event


and I fell  in love with this paper manikin sitting on some colorful suitcases, also from Wetcanva's weekend drawing - hosted by Tangerine


Friday, February 8, 2013

A while back one of my Facebook friends (also a Wetcanvas friend) posted a challenge, called Pay it Forward. The first 5 people who commented would receive a surprise from her, on condition that each repost with the same challenge. (I got a wonderful Zentangle bookmark and a postcard from her)
So I posted and got my first 5 comments. I sent out the little parcels today, each contained a Gelli-printed puzzle, a fridge magnet with a reproduction of one of my paintings and an original watercolor card.
here are my mini paintings: which I will number 59, 60, 61, 62, 63 for this project

 #59- for Beth
 #60 for Helen
 #61 for Sharron
 #62 for Bev
#63 for Mary

Friday, January 4, 2013

This is drawn in a 6x6  handmade paper book with
Derwent Watercolor pencils, I used a triad of indigo, vermillion, lemon cadmium
this little fellow's name is Tyger