Category Archives: Birds

Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) The background is too wishy-washy, it would have looked better with a stronger Caribbean turquoise, I think.  

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Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) I had some ladies over in the studio, and did a quick demo of painting a VERY loose bouquet.  I splashed down paint in a slightly haphazard way, then … Continue reading

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A Blast From The Past….

Man, I should clean out my studio more often….  I found all these pieces tucked into a file folder.  They are REALLY old.  Like maybe 8 or 10 years old.  Some are experimental, some are pretty decent, actually.  I’ll be … Continue reading

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Owl On The Moon….

Boy, it’s been waaaay to long since I’ve posted anything.  I was in the studio today, cleaning up, and I found about 8 pieces that I’d completely forgotten about.  I’ll be at the BoHo Market at Nest Collective on Saturday … Continue reading

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A bunch of stuff that I made…

I’m desperately trying to get some pieces made for the TinyShop at Nest Collective, so that I have a bit of Reserve stock.  I sold two paintings last week, YAY!!!  These two: The crow is my favorite painting that I’ve … Continue reading

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TinyShop ….

So, my TinyShop at Nest Collective is SLOOOWWWLLLY coming together.  Paul and Chuck built me a wall (No Trump Jokes!!! ha ha ha), and Lorna helped me a LOT with staging it. The Wall The Products – I’d like to … Continue reading

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Travel pics…

A few more that I did while we were in Belize.  Paul and his buddy went to Tecal to see the ruins. Do you like it better with, or without, the bleeding framed outline? No reason for this painting, other … Continue reading

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Sometimes things just don’t work…

Went into the studio this morning intending to paint Old-School Style tattoos onto a pair of white sneakers.  FAIL!  It was really hard (for me) to get any level of detail, and still have the images small enough to put … Continue reading

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Working With a Theme – Moon and Heron

Well, this was an interesting exercise.  Again, using a moon as a background, this will use a Heron as the focal point.  If you’re a watercolor “purist”, just stop reading right now!  I used watercolors, a gold pen, a black … Continue reading

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Working with a theme – Before and After

So, my brother made this comment a while ago: …Looks like a dogs breakfast to me but I know when you’re done it will be great …. This was in reference to the Moon Silhouette Series that I’ve been working … Continue reading

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Travel pics…

Here are a couple I’ve done recently My favorite colors – pink, orange, and yellow  

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Challenge – In The Style Of…..

So this challenge is …any subject, in any medium, in a First Nations style. We live on the West Coast and have a huge number of extraordinary artists that paint in this style. My inspiration was this image from the … Continue reading

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Challenge – Farm Animal

This Challenge was from Jackie – do any kind of farm animal, in the medium of your choice.    

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Studio Tour – All Set To Go!

Here’s what my and Lorna’s set up looks like for the VISIONS Studio Tour.  We are so fortunate to have this awesome outside space to work with. This is Lorna’s Official Art Sign – Awesomeness!!    

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Challenge

This challenge was “Draw a bird using an Elegant Writer Pen”.  This pen was originally designed for calligraphy, but when you touch the drawn image with a wet brush, the ink bleeds beautifully.   Here’s my reference photo – I … Continue reading

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Just a few random pages from my journal

I REALLY want to finish this journal, and have been drawing odds ‘n ends to get the pages done.  Some I love, some, not so much…..          

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Arting With Lorna – Post 9

So, this will be the last post for this trip, but I KNOW that I’ve got many arting trips in my future………….. Mine Lorna’s            

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Arting With Lorna – Post 8

I think this is the most productive I’ve ever been for a 30 day period EVER!  Thanks to Lorna’s Uber-enthusiasm (and our naturally competitive nature) I’ve done 32 entries in my Journal.  Some I love, some – not so much!  … Continue reading

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Arting With Lorna – Post 7

So, this is hilarious….  Lorna told me that I would inspire her to make art every day for the Month of March – Yay, this sounds great, sez I….. However, when Jen and I do this, we definitely try to … Continue reading

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Arting With Lorna – Post 6

In a DESPERATE attempt to catch up to Lorna, I spent about 3 hours doing art, and managed to draw and/or paint 9 pieces (one is still in pencil, and too light to photograph).  God, Lorna is just an Arting … Continue reading

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