Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, November 12, 2015

My Lemonade Pitcher with Pears

This is the latest  project painting that I have prepared for my watercolor class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  The subject is a lemonade pitcher which my husband and I bought several years ago in West Virginia along with 6 hand thrown clay cups. I added 2 Bosc pears to the still life before photographing.  The painting is approx 9" x 12" and is transparent watercolor with black acrylic background.  It is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Tea for One

Back row: Dave McNeal; Terry Nelson; Misty Steinke;  Front row: Rose Hawkins; Cindy Staples; Bridget Weller.

 Tonight, my watercolor class worked on a still life from a Google image. It was an exercise in layering watercolor washes and they have a really strong start - we will finish next week

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Yes! Another Truck!!! Log Cabin and Vintage Red Truck

This is a recent painting I have prepared for my class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

I cut and pasted several images to achieve this composition.  The painting is 8 1/2 x 11 inches and is painted on Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed 140 lb.watercolor paper.  I used a lot of burnt sienna, dragon's blood and sepia watercolors.