Friday, April 29, 2011

Illuminated Letter

4" x 4" on Watercolor Paper After visiting Italy a few times and having the opportunity to view the illuminated letters in Vatican collection, I've been wanting to play around with doing one. In fact a few years ago at the Lancaster Festival we had a guest artist from Chicago that did wonderful work. He even mix his own pigments, my first time seeing maganese blue in it pure state. The background behind the letter is Gold, but it doesn't show very well, I'll try to get a better picture next time.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Watercolor 11" x 14"
My grandaughter Brittney was our model a couple of years ago at Tuesday Morning she is a mother of two great grand kids......I know I know I don't look that old!!!!!
I'm teaching this as a project for the HOOT Convention in August in Columbus, Ohio.

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Happy Easter"

Since all the grand kids are grown. Living on their own.......I miss coloring Eggs! I have been playing around with a new art form called Zentangles.....check out Rich & Maria's web site
What FUN!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Portrait by Ron Marvin

This portrait was painted by Portrait Artist Ron Marvin from Florida. Every Friday morning we have open studio, with a model, at Treasure Island Art Group. It's a great opportunity to work on painting portraits. One Friday morning our model didn't show, so I got to be it! Ron "got me" with the drawing.......several of my friends got to be the model this year. I'm hoping to get Dick to sit next year..... I can't believe it's been almost a year since I last added a post! It's been a crazy year.....where does the time go? I'm hoping to get back in the groove......