Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Student's Work of Hibiscus Flowers

Classes are still happening for the spring and summer here in sunny Florida. We have adjusted to the new studio and are enjoying the space, the light, the flowers in the courtyard and all of the new projects to explore!

Jean, one of my students, has been working hard in class and at home on many projects. Here are two hibiscus flowers she recently painted.

New classes are starting in May. If you are interested in my classes, please check out my website:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Palm Trees Wet in Wet in Watercolor

"Three Palms" is another new piece that I just finished last week. It is 23 x 30 inches and is painted wet in wet with layers of masking to create the details. I am exploring some new thing in my paintings and I like the direction things are going so far. I still have some kinks to work out in my methods before I share the techniques.

I will be in Vero Beach, Florida this Saturday for the Hibiscus Festival in the park downtown. Please stop by and see me if you are in the area. You will be able to see my new pieces up-close and personal.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A recent painting - Moses in the sink

It's been a while since I posted. I have to admit I have been very busy preparing for an upcoming show, The Hibiscus Festival, in Vero Beach, on April 17th.

Here is one of my latest works. I have been experimenting with a new method using lots of masking layers and glazing very wet layers of paint with wet-in-wet applications. I am having lots of fun, and learning a lot! This is Moses, one of my daughter's cats. His name is so appropriate! He loves the water. I painted him with much more gold/warm colors than he is in real life, but I wanted the warmth and yellow tones to compliment the blues and purples in the tile, wall and sink. I am working on a few more paintings using this technique and I will try to post them soon!

Thanks for visiting.