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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, April 30, 2016


A good friend gave me a thank you card this week with several birds on it.  I was particularly taken with the cardinal, so this evening I painted a small (4"x 6") watercolor of the cardinal.  It is painted on 140 lb. hot-pressed Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper.  It was a fun activity for a Saturday evening. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Misty's Barn

This is a painting I did from a photograph taken by one of my adult painters at Riverside Art Center, Misty Steinke..  It is a barn in northwest Ohio.  I was taken by the beautiful clouds in her photo and felt I just had to paint it.

The painting is approximately 8 1/2 x 11 and is painted on 140 lb. hot pressed Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper.

I decided to use this painting for my watercolor class and they did so well with it.  I am so proud of them - they are really good painters!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Peggy's Cove Revisited

"Peggy's Cove Revisited"

This is the painting I prepared for last weeks lesson...it isn't as bright and cheerful as the others I have painted about Peggy's Cove.  This one is on a dreary, misty, foggy day.  I imagine they have those days as well, in Nova Scotia.
This painting is 8 1/2 x 11, and is painted on 140 lb. hot-pressed Fabriano Artistico  watercolor paper. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

First Peonies

"First Peonies"

I recently finished this painting and plan to use it as a lesson for my watercolor class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
This painting is from a photo by Rosalind-Amorin on the PMP web site where they share photos and we are allowed to use them as source material.
This painting is approximately 9" x 11" and is painted on  140 lb. cold-pressed Fabriano-Artistico watercolor paper.