Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Still at it

Here is a painting in acrylic just to get an idea of what I wanted to do for my mom on a big canvas I bought loooong ago with her in mind.  I just never did anything with it.  Now, I'm working on painting my idea onto the larger canvas.  I've run out of cadmium red, though, so am at a stand still until I can get more.  It is looking good, though.  Several people have liked it so far and it's no where near finished, so that's encouraging!  

I have a couple of other projects in the works, so posts on those coming up soon, including an art event you might be interested in joining!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

little cowgirl

Something I came up with when drawing lines.  This little cowgirl is one continuous, non-crossing line.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


The theme for Illustration Friday this week is "rambunctious."  I think I need to get a little rambunctious about locating my USB cable so that I can download my pictures from my art journal for you.  sorry about that.  
Back to "rambunctious" which is difficult to type/spell.  I'm tossing around these ideas (any thoughts?):
a pastel of my golden retriever
a charcoal of my youngest son
ink of my bichon
ink or charcoal of frisky horses
a ram named Bunctious.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I'm way too lazy to go get my journal to show you what I did today, but I'll take a picture of it tomorrow.  I haven't drawn in my journal every day because I found that there are days that I just don't feel it.  On those days, I don't like my journal page and I'm contemplating cutting those pages out.  
Today, though, I really felt blank when I opened my art journal and then I drew something I really liked.  So, sometimes it works out even on a day when I don't feel inspired.  

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I've never done a watercolor portrait, so I thought I'd try it.  Here is "Big Ol' Hat."

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

straight talk

Here it is.  I'm just too lazy to take pics and blog lately.  I've still been scribbling away, but posting has been neglected.  But guess what????  Sara and her new hubby are both keeping an art journal now, and Sara neeeeeeds to let me post the awesome oil paintings she has completed and the really great pencil sketch of her perfectly cute nephew!

I've completed some journal pages not really worth catching up on...just some playing around with oil pastels and color.  But here are some highlights to bring you up to speed....Out of the two balloon drawings, which do you like better?  The Illustration Friday theme this week is "balloon."