Friday, December 28, 2012

Caterpillars and Butterflies



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Friday, December 21, 2012

New subject: Shading

I need to work on my shading. I've been using objects and animals.

The frog has also been added to my practice.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Still Looking for Yellow Cottage

I am not about to give up on my dream of a yellow cottage by the water.  The best part will be the puppy (I can't have where I am living now) and the garden (veggies and flowers) and my own place. What a beautiful world.

I used Prismacolor pencils to color this sketch.

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Friday, December 7, 2012


As a child, I was always drawing, mostly I drew animals. In Jr. High school I had a fantastic art teacher. A very multi-talented teacher. I was so lucky.

This is one of my first watercolor paintings.  A painting that was done before I moved here over 25 years ago. I had forgotten about it.  In clearing out my house, I have found a lot of things I had forgotten about.  I began my art with an illustration class at the local university (ISU) and from there I began to use watercolor. Living in a twin cities and a 2 university town gave us a lot of class options.

I don't remember what I used for the subject, if it was real or a picture.  I am having fun with the art and will do much more of it in the future.  Pastels are a good medium that I enjoy also.

This is a 9 x 12 painting.

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