Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Catching Up After a Year...

Hi there... I know, the work here is pretty stale, isn't it?

I've been posting most of my work on a blog I began when I wasn't painting as often in gouache (Depicting Things). Over there you can see a few more of my gouache paintings, as well as some watercolors and drawings.

Not long ago it became clear that a lot of people are here looking at the work, and I'm back to gouache painting for the most part, so I think it's time to do a little catching up and begin posting here more often than I have.

Let's see... in March 2018 we took a wonderful trip from our home in Albuquerque to a family wedding in Mobile, Alabama. We drove--I should say my husband drove, while I painted much of the way there and back.  I took this little kit, using an Altoids tin palette that I could easily place on a pillow on my lap, painting in a Moleskine watercolor sketchpad. 

 Here are some of the paintings.

And here are a selection of gouache paintings done in the last year.

All of these are 2.5" x 3.5" in size, my standard ATC size (Artist Trading Cards), on a variety of papers. 

Thanks for staying with me here. If you have questions, please ask them. I'm happy to answer here. 


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Morning Prowl

Morning Prowl- 2.5" x 3.5"
She tolerates the dew on the grass because the hunting is so good.

Lazy Blue

Lazy Blue- 2.5" x 3.5"
Thanks to Nancy Jay for the use of her photo of this lovely, lazy cat.

The Paw

The Paw- 2.5" x 3.5"
Julie Rolston let me use her photo. The paw became the whole topic of this little painting.

Street Cat at Home

Street Cat at Home- 2.5" x 3.5"
He looks pretty content in that patch of sunlight.

Morning on Orange

Morning on Orange- 2.5" x 3.5"
I wonder what this cat was staring at? Thanks to my friend Julie Rolston for the use of her photo.

Nancy's Gray

Nancy's Gray- 2.5" x 3.5"
My friend Nancy Jay's gorgeous blue-eyed beauty.


Gatsby- 2.5" x 3.5"

My online friend Chris Neidhofer allowed me to use her photo to paint Gatsby. Love those eyes!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Willow Ridge Pond

Willow Ridge Pond, 2.5" x 3.5"
A pond near my home, painted in the spring of 2016.

Favorite part: the grassy shadow.

River Sky

River Sky, 2.5" x 3.5"

Another view of the Niagara River, where the clouds seemed bigger than the river. 

Favorite part: the dark cloud at the middle top, containing so many colors.