September 26, 2018

After applying to Golden to be considered for the Artist Educator Program, I was excited to be selected to go to the training in New Orleans September 30- October 5.  I am looking forward to a new challenge, meeting new friends, and learning even more about some of my...

December 30, 2016

Goal setting time!  I love the new year.  It's like the do-over button gets hit and we have a fresh slate before us.  Each year is a time to set short term and long range goals.  Goals can be another name for dreams, plans, to-do-lists or several other descriptions.  I...

December 14, 2016

Exciting news:  "Every Day a Hero" has been reproduced as a collectible sculpture.  This is an eight inch version of the life size piece that was created as a response to 9-11.  It celebrates the courage and committment of first responders.  Clark collectibles is distr...

May 4, 2016

Want to make better paintings?  Plan.  You have heard if you fail to plan, you plan to fail?  Well, same deal here.  Thumbnail drawings are the answer.  Thumbnails are small compositions usually in pencil.  These drawings are miniature ways to work out your ideas on pa...

April 27, 2016

 This doorway in New Orleans caught my eye because of the shape, shadows, and color.  It is the perfect lesson to demonstrate layering. 


Layer one:  First I transferred a drawing of the door onto watercolor paper.  To make this doorway even more fun, I made a...

February 12, 2016

Check out some fun free quick painting demos: 

"It's a great day to paint . . ." on my YouTube channel



We had some fun in one of the big snow storms

"It's a great day to paint snow"

and are looking forward to spring by painting

 soft baby chicks in

"It's a grea...

February 12, 2016


We filled it with fun, hard work, and lots of completed projects.  A few Highlights -

November took us to Kauai for 9 days.  Highlights were visiting Pearl Harbor and meeting a 92 year old survivor, the Hindu Monastery, a botanical garden owned by the daughter of Charl...

July 30, 2015

There's a nifty app named Waterlogue  available on ITunes for $2.99. It takes a photograph and makes it a watercolor painting with the touch of a button.  Immediate gratification for what has taken me a life-time to learn by brush.  But judge for yourself – Is the comp...

July 16, 2015


This painting began with a colorful abstract wash of watercolor in primary colors. I decided the focus of the painting would be the conversation between the young girl and the cowboy. 


In order to create this focus I began with a swirl of color in a circle...

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