Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shore Leave

ted e bear, Shore Leave

It began almost a year ago. My bear was weary of sitting on the shelf and suffering from neglect.
He decided to vacate the sedentary life and explore all his opportunities.
Just recently, he joined the Navy to see the world.
Here he is, in Venice on his first shore leave.
See more of ted's adventures here
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This original painting measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and is watercolor and pen on 140 lb paper.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Gift in the Time Continuum

"A Gift in the Time Continuum." Watercolor & ink, ACEO on 140# watercolor paper, cold press. Done for the Daily Paintworks challenge. 
Available for sale $25 USD. Email me.
In case you're wondering what it means, I'm not sure. Except that is always good to stay present.

Monday, June 6, 2011


I'm finally learning how to make prints of my watercolors! I got myself a nice Epson printer and some fancy Epson presentation paper, and jumped into the quicksand. I thrashed around in the manual for a few weeks, enlisted the kind advice of the members of this wonderful group (Watercolors Wet N Wild), scoured the internet for assistance, tried to match up Photoshop techniques with my Epson, and learned about all kinds of things I didn't want to know about (like aspect ratios)...and finally had my very first print. And it only took me a few weeks and about five hundred dollars. For one little bluebonnet print. But I'm happy. I'm on my way. Got a long way to go and alot more to learn, but I'm on my way. For those of you who would like to make prints of your watercolors, I have this advice: save yourself.

Here Kitty, Kitty!

Here Kitty, Kitty!

Painting a cat is not a thing that I would normally do.  I'm a dog person.  You do know that there are 'cat people' and 'dog people', right?  Well, that's what I was told by my Uncle.  LOL!

This was a DPW Challenge and so I painted a cat, and it was fun!  My fingers didn't itch and I didn't sneeze (yes, I'm allergic), and I made a little personal growth.  Watercolor on 140# paper.

For sale:  $30