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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The "Muses" Christmas Party

We had the Muses' Christmas Party at the home of Barbara Pelly in Cridersville.  We had a lovely time, especially because Theresa was able to join us - it has been so long for her recovery from her automobile accident...she has a way to go yet and we all are praying for her speedy recovery.

We had delicious Chicken a la King, wonderful salad and dessert.  Following the repast we enjoyed opening presents.  We are looking forward to all being together when Theresa gets back from Florida in the spring.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Nova Scotia Lighthouse

I stopped teaching my watercolor class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta a couple months ago.  I sure miss my watercolor family. Unfortunately my shoulder problems have not improved very much.  I am painting, still, but on a very minimal basis compared to what I was doing.  

This was the last lesson I taught.  It is 9"x12" transparent watercolor painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Arches.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I Am The Diva Challenge for this week

I Am The Diva Zentangle challenge for this week was to use the new tangle "Wibble!"   Wibble in my design is what makes up the left angle and  design on an angle.  This is about 3" x 5" and is done on white drawing paper. I used a Micron-Pigma black pen - .005.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Mary's Crocus's

I created this painting from a photograph taken by my sister-in-law, Mary Hart.  The painting does not do the photograph justice.  This painting is 9" x 11" and is painted on 140 pound cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It is transparent watercolor.

I plan to use this painting with my watercolor class at Riverside Art Center as a lesson.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Darren's Window

This is a painting I have prepared for my watercolor class - a lesson in textures.  The painting is from a photo by Darren the Photo Guy in Kentucky and it is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Fabriano-Artistico watercolor paper.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Barbados Marketplace

 This painting was created from a photo, and with the permission of Corrie Scott, who lives in Barbados.  The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper.  It is transparent watercolor.  I was taken with the shapes in the photo and how the darks and lights work together and against each other. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Rose's Wine With Green Grapes

My good friend, Rose, recently brought me a small photo of grapes with wine which she found in the "life" section of the newspaper.  She, and I both thought it would make a great subject for a painting for my class.  This painting is approximately 9"x 12" and is painted on Fluid 100 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  This is basically a limited palette painting in 99% greens  and yellow with a little red added to the green to get the dark green of the leaf and the shadows in the grapes.  I don't know who the photographer is, so I can't give credits.  I made some changes when I drew it and added some things that weren't originally in the photo.
We like to drink wine while we paint in class, so this painting is very appropriate for us!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

This painting is a watercolor on a tissue paper collage over an old, discarded painting, with a touch of Zentangle thrown in.
I textured the tissue paper with Gesso before I collaged it to the old painting.  This was a class project for my watercolor class and I encouraged them to find their own floral inspiration and they all did a wonderful job.  Some even changed the subject to sea turtles, angels and fish.