The man on the street

My favorite thing to paint is the human face. I spend a lot of time painting landscapes and flowers, but I always come back to portraits. Wherever I go, I see people and wish I could stop right there and take their picture, or pull out a drawing pad; “Don’t move!” and then sketch out their face. But usually, that is impossible. The other day, on our way to a shop downtown, I saw this guy and gasped, oh, I wish I had a camera! Within seconds, my husband handed me a digital camera and I got him! Talk about good fortune.

I hope you like the result. This is an 11″ x 15″ watercolor on heavy watercolor paper. It is for sale.

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Megan – the culinarian


I’ve been working on painting Megan since I saw her last month. It’s very nice to paint a pretty girl with a flower, but in this case I felt it was really important to show in the painting what her passion is. She’s started on a career in the culinary arts and before I saw her in May, I had never heard of a culinarian. As she described with excitement the cooking contest that she had been a part of, I knew that this young lady was going places. Here, I offer you; Megan

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Beloved son

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Another challenging commission, this handsome young man; reference was a photo of a photo. The commission was bittersweet, as this young man who was bursting with health and vigor is now deceased. Hopefully, this painting gave the family a sweet memory of him

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Elmo – The Good Point

Elmo - German Shorthair Pointer
A few years ago, my coworker asked me to paint his dog. He brought me a lot of photos, but there was not one that I felt I could use as a reference. This month, I tried again. Good dog, you made a good point.

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