Month: April 2015

  • A tiny self portrait

    After painting a portrait of my dearest friend, I decided he needed one of me. I painted this from a picture someone named Mary Callahan took with their cellphone. I displayed it on my computer and sketched it out with a pencil, then I painted it with 3 brushes, a big one, a little one […]

  • Mustard Trees – miniature

    After another artist painted a picture with blue roofs and mustard colored trees, I decided I had to try. I have been painting miniatures lately; they are a lot of fun. They are a challenge, just like big paintings, but with the added kick, you have to be a little more careful. The rules of […]

  • Bonus tiny portrait

    After a great day painting portraits, I had enough energy for one more. This is a portrait painted via Skype, of my dearest friend in the world. While he chatted with me, I painted this portrait on a tiny piece of watercolor paper. I am definitely back in the groove, and need more faces to […]

  • Audrey and Kirsten – two models at Gage today

    For the first time since I was home, I had the opportunity to paint! The Portrait Society set this up with TWO models, how exciting and fun! There were pastel artists, oil painters, lots of people with charcoal too. I was the only watercolor painter. I want to do this again, soon.

  • Tulip Fields – commission

    Used to be, from time to time, Donald would send me a photo. You should paint this, he said. Or he’d just post it to my wall, knowing full well I’d have to try and paint it. It’s been almost three years since he could have done that, so I was kind of surprised when […]