Saturday, May 6, 2017


Love this guy.  His music, His voice, His attitude. His sensitivity.
Did this as a demo for our painting group last week,  Had just finished his book "It's a Long Story" i sketched this from the cover photo but  added the braid and bandanna. Used white gouache and payne's gray for the whisker affect.    enjoyed it,

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


I am practicing painting barns, as i will be heading to my home town in a couple of weeks, to "do art" with the residents at the local nursing home.. I have 3 adorable aunties there, Carl has cousins and old neighbors there. i used to work there.  lots of connections.  ANYWAY, i painting this canvas bright blue then as i painted the old barnyard, i got memories flooding into my head of my brothers and I playing outside by the barn after dark.  i hope the moon doesn't look too much like a golf ball..  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Carl's Tulips, someone else's jugs..

I had cut a photo of these cute jugs out of an old magazine to paint and  Wah La, Carl's tulips started to bloom so I could add them. (We did have ONE warm day last week, so they falsely thought it was spring here. )  I painted most of this watercolor in the wet-in-wet technique, except for the window area, where I stamped, stenciled and gouached . That was really fun for me to do, as you can well imagine.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

What was i thinking??

This oil painting appeared a couple of years ago.. it was hiding in one of my brothers houses and for some reason was offered to the family .. My daughter grabbed it and has it hanging in her home.  I am amazed how good it is, personally..  i'm sure i "copied" it from somewhere, maybe a calendar??  this was painted in the 70's, I think....

Friday, April 14, 2017

funky back barn (commission)

Son, Mike, commissioned me to do this using his photo..  he is giving it to his buddy, John, in Salt Lake City.  Apparently Mike hangs out at John's place during his ski time in Utah.  Does look inviting,  doesn't it?.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Lovin' the Parade, revisited

Painted this using a photo i took in Munich ND about 20 years ago..  i painted it about 5 years ago.  Well, i gooped up the background with everloving purple, added an old building and some folks. Probably a little better, but i just love those gals, their hats, chairs and shirts,   what can i say?

Cacti Circle

I painted this watercolor after watching Diana's demo at our painting day.. Using saran wrap and other items to make texture.  each color i added, i put saran wrap or waxed paper on and went and watched TV..  that's how i roll....