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Thursday, November 24, 2011

California Cottage

22 x 15" watercolor vignette from a picture taken while traveling with Jason and Denise through wine country of CA added some palms, saw palmetto in the front to create a more tropical feel. maybe even a little Key West cottage. Had fun the last day of Tony Couch's watercolor class painting this picture. fast and fresh in transparent watercolor
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Friday, December 31, 2010

126 Alma Toscana Italy

This painting from a photo from our vacation with Smiths in Italy has been claimed by Kim.  This interestingly goes along with the one she picked from my Mom's painting which was a balcony picture from France.  This is a theme I don't think she has recognized and neither did i until Irene mentioned it This was painted on 300 lb gessoed paper with watercolor, pastel, and acrylic.  A trully mixed media painting.  It is a full sheet.  It had a grandma on the balcony but it looked more like a toad so i changed it from a door to a window and then put a curtain in front of it with a wind blowing.  I Like it now and so does Kim.  This is a full sheet watercolor, 30 x 22 ".Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 28, 2010

You know who?

this is a small ACEO painted on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Not very flattering but I am not good with people. she was watching a game in progress. fun
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Where is that little bird?

On the lookout for birds, they were very loud this morning
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Crazy Hair Day at PreK

How exciting for her to wear her hair in 8 ponytails and me to figure out "How did I do this before?? Kim and Andrew were on vacation and we were at their house for the week and getting kids ready for school in the dark! (7:30 a.m.)
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Did My Best

Here is the finished painting of the Oaks Back Porch in Madison GA at the paint out in association with their Tour of Homes along the Antebellum Trail. finished it with acrylics and strenthen the floor and adjust the perspective. DONE
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Reese's Scooby Doo

Reese loves dogs, has since she could talk. she has a dog she sleeps with named Dog and a dog in school she naps with named Crunchy but this dog here Scooby Doo is her favorite to paint. she has done this a few times. John won this dog for me at a carnival, Was it Great America? Good job Reese
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Singapore Bukit Panjang Mall

Sorry Dinesh, this actually is the first of architectural pictures where i am getting the perspective more correct. Do you still like it. Painted from Amy and Dinesh's condo across the street. The feature of course is Starbucks WHICH DELIVERS!?! Amy Dinesh and John were out and I was having time alone and decided to try my hand again at correct perspective. Amy and Dinesh live in a wonderful place which she has decorated wonderfully and unique and they are very very hospitable. We have never stayed long enough to wear out our welcome and we keep extending the time each time we visit. love you guys.
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Chattahoochee Urban Park

This is a start of some architectual pictures, actually the porch at Bethany Oaks in Madison was the start. This was painted during the Great Chattahoochee Paint Out sponsored by the Roswell Tourism and Jackson Gallery and CNC. Since I was out for the day with no responsibilities I managed to draw this small painting (9x12 w/c) with a ruler in 3 1/2 hrs. only because of no distractions. It is an urban park under the overpass of Holcomb Bridge with joggers, bikers, fisherman, canoeists, kayakers etc. but no one paying any more attention to anyone else by themselves. and then it took three hours to paint. I like the results a lot. But I could never be paid enough for the time and sweat put in it. As perhaps most artists feel. heat index was well over 100, code orange day, but it sure felt great to put in a long days work with great results, hope you agree!!
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

what are we smiling about??

Treat time for Sean and Reese. Auntie irene made them surprise ice cream cones made of cupcakes in ice cream cones with candy in the bottom and frosted on the top. Oh yes, summer is gone and SCHOOL STARTS Monday, August 9th. Pre K for Reese and second grade for sean, His class is way in the back of the school and he knows the way!
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Friday, June 18, 2010


Summer is here and the kids have been signed up for the Tennis Mini Camp for 4 - 7 year old and since Reese is four and Sean is 7, it was a no brainer. The class is imaginative in teaching the basics but twice during the hour is ball pick up time and of course they both have their own style.
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Duckie is Scared

Another collaboration between Reese and I, I draw, she chooses her colors and paints away. I do think I see something in the shadows.
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oh What a Problem

I painted Sat May 1st in Madison Ga at a paint out coinciding with the Madison Tour of Homes. This particular home The Oaks, on Bethany Rd was the being opened to the public for the first time. I painted there on Friday a landscape watercolor, full sheet. But this sat wanted to try my hand at architechtural perspective again. OH WHAT A PROBLEM. and I have no idea what the problem is so that I can correct it. help!!
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Susan in Cobalt

While Peter and Alice were here, I wanted them to take a picture home for their house, Alice picked out a large watercolor with reddish and yellow pansies and Peter picked this one. I have a whole series of "susans", they are lovely flowers, easy to grow, hide many faults in the garden and are so hardy. Peter likes them in his garden to grow, now they will be in his office.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Here kitty kitty

Here is Reeser and my collaboration, I draw, she paints, picking out her own colors and painting her own shapes, developing her own style. She starts painting lessons in March at Roswell visual art center. I will post her beauties.
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together we are one

Alice and Peter visited us from North Carolina and Reese came to lunch with all of us and while walking in the parking lot playing with peter and his shadow, she stepped inside his shadow and announced "I am in Peter's body. reminded me of this little ATC. should put it on Etsy for $10.
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Florida Winter in the Old Days

This is a plein air painting of the Rock Garden Nursery in Vero Beach Indian River County. A bright sunny and wonderfully warm day to paint outside. Certainly not like this previous month. The cold came down and stayed in GA and went down to FLA according to our good friends Jonathan and Judy who stopped by on their way north to Elgin IL.
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Thursday, December 31, 2009

This is a great still life. Limited appeal to any but an artist . Curious as to how other artists work and what their studios look like, i am a sucker for those articles in art magazines.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

banner completed for etsy shop

Irene and I worked on this for an hour through theetsy program and gimp program and came up with tis. The colors are not right on the printing the all originals all the time should be black and valerie gallerie is spelled wrong and that should be in red but it was remarkably easier than I thought and I am real pleased with the results. what do you think. visit the shop at the link on the side.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Can You Canoe?

This is a full sheet watercolor on gesso painting - technique learned from Don Getz at a watercolor workshop class sponsored by the Georgia Watercolor Society. I am in the canoe behind - taking the picture and doing a poor poor job of canoeing and Irene and Pam and Daniel are out ahead of us on the river tour we were taking sponsored by the Chattahoochee Nature Center. great evening fun.
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Still dyslexic

Here is the latest additions. mostly to the tourists and the myrtle trees and in working on them found my bldgs off by about one half inch "I thought they were vertical!!"
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This is the bigger picture, an oil from the w/c. This will be Turkey Tourists or Topkapi turkey tourists.Already you can see the difference. more sky, more buildings. this has just be laid in
there will still be more adjustments. Just keeping you updated.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

topkapi Tree tapestry

This is the watercolor done to get proportions, color ideas and
sense of place where I visited. It was so bright and sunny this
day - we visited the topkapi palace and there were so many things
to paint, I wish I was on a painting vacation and not a tour with a schedule but I did see a lot. the watercolor is 14 x 20 and for sale
unframed for $100.
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Ready for the dirty hands exhibitions

long day in the sun, squinting to see values, shapes and make me old.
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