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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.