Friday, June 20, 2014

"Day Break"

watercolor 18" x 20"
Prints available

Photo reference of the pinto horse had mud
on the horses' fur, not a pretty photo to
paint. Decided to paint more of a texture
appearance to the horse hair and add touches
of blue in the white areas to add interest
and soften the hard edges between white
and dark areas.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Dry Dock


Inspired to paint a marine scene since I am
around the water now that I'm in Port Angeles,
Wa. Will try to do more of these to expand my
subjects, not everyone loves portraits.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Imperfections

watercolor 12" x 13"

I have been going through my older paintings
deciding on finishing, tossing, or framing it.
Decided to finish this one and set it aside
to contemplate if I should frame it or store
it away. This painting is about our perception
of the "beautiful people" that they are perfect
in every way. We constantly judge other people,
especially those more beautiful than us. Everyone
has imperfections, visual or not. Stop judging
and concentrate on what we have in common.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


pastel on wallis paper 5" x 7"

I haven't done a pastel painting in a long time and
decided to take out the pastels and play around with
different color combinations. Tried to stay away from
natural color of the subject, this one is from my
imagination about an hour from the start of my doodling
around with color combinations. I will do more soon as
this was a good exercise learning about color and just
going with your instincts.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Red Head

9" x 12" on gesso hardboard

My third attempt at painting a portrait in oil.
I am learning about the different mediums that are
used with oils and the canvases vs hardboards. Had
some issues with this one, but I am learning from
my mistakes.