Friday, July 31, 2009


I'd never seen a painting of a BottleBrush flower, but I'd intended to try one for quite a while. They are such unusual flowers. Along the stem, there are many tiny yellow flowers, from which the red bristles fan out. They provide an opportunity to use such delicious reds.
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Glazing Study

Glazing Study, Watercolor, 8.5 x 11
This was a workshop demonstration of glazing - creating layers of transparent watercolor. The blues and purples that were the first layers come subtly through the other layers, and pop out in the foreground as the lighter stalks of weeds and grasses.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Harry, Watercolor, about 12 x 12
This demo piece was painted during one of the watercolor workshop that I have given from my studio. Martha - friend, neighbor and student - asked for a demo on painting fur in watercolor using her hairy friend Harry as the subject. Sadly, Harry left us last month. He is fondly remembered!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Occasionally I get distracted from painting flowers, but my attention doesn't stray very far. I love old rusty metal watering cans. They turn into works of art.
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