May Hope

Light on the River – watercolor – 11 x 13 inches

I sold this one within days of painting it. I think that It is one of my favorites. I prefer to abstract my paintings rather than nitpick at it.

Bullards at Dusk – watercolor – 11 x 13 inches

And then again I have to “nitpick” on older paintings such as this one.

Untitled – mixed media on watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

I have been working outside quite a bit so my painting has been down. I’ll conclude this this one. Hopefully I will get in there today. I haven’t painted with my acrylics lately so that is a goal.

Until next time, have a productive week!

April Hope

Painting #1 Santuary of My Hearts’ Desire – mixed media on watercolor – 10.5 x 14 inches

My hope for April is rain! I am afraid that we are headed for a terrible fire season if we don’t receive the rain that we need. In the meantime I am busy with outdoor work and painting.

Painting #2 Joy of Purpose – watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

I like being totally surprised by what I end up with while painting. This is why I enjoy intuitive painting.

Painting #3 untitled – mixed media on watercolor – 11 x 14 inches
Painting #4 – untitled – mixed media on watercolor – 11 x 14 inches
Painting #5 Passage of Time – mixed media on watercolor – 12 x 14 inches
Painting #6 Glory Bright – mixed media on watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

One of my favorites!

Painting #7 Within My Heart There is A Melody – mixed media on watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

I reworked this till I got what I wanted.

Painting #8 The Farthest Sea – mixed media on watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

That is all for now. Truthfully I want to get out to work on outdoor work and then go paint. That explains why I haven’t written much in this post. I’ll try to work on my posts more in the future. At least you get an idea what I have been up to.

Take care and enjoy your weekend!

Marching On!

Terra Firma – Acrylic and collage abstracted landscape on 9 x 12 inch canvas

I can’t believe how fast these months have flown by. I have purchased acrylic paints from a southern California company, Nova Paint. I really love the quality of these paints and the price as well.

Untitled – Acrylic abstracted landscape on 9 x 12 inch canvas
Whatever Comes My Way Shall Be carandache neocolor on watercolor – 12 x 14 inches

I had painted this one about 6 months ago and I have decided to give it some more umph.

Brighter Days – mixed media on a watercolor underpainting – 12 x 15 inches

I am happy to say that the painting above has sold.

Escape mixed media on watercolor paper 11 x 14 inches

If anyone has questions be sure to ask. I hope to spend more time in the future making these posts more exciting. Be safe and take care!

A New Year Coming

painting #1 Light Shall Shine Out of Darkness – 2 Corinthians 4:6 – watercolor – 14 x 18 inches

Oh my what a year! I don’t know about you but I am ready to have something better and hopefully 2021 will be better. The painting above morphed into what you see here. Originally I started out using a reference photo of light shining through the woods.

painting #2 Sanctuary Within – mixed media – 8.5 x 8.5 inches

I have the running theme of being at the cusp of giving up on a painting but I stick to my guns and it works out. For the extra sparkle, I used carandache neocolor.

painting #3 The Way of Peace Luke 1:79 – watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

This one was so enjoyable to paint.

painting #4 Exuberant Hope – 11 x 14 inches – watercolor

I painted this last year and decided to give it more umph.

painting #5 In Peaceful Silence – watercolor – 10.5 x 14 inches

Part of how I paint is to allow the imagination and serendipity to lead in.

painting #6 Dreaming of Forests – mixed media – 14 x 18 inches
painting #7 The Way of Truth – watercolor with opaque white – 16 x 20 inches

The last one for now. Here’s to a new year, keep your hope, heart and mind open to wonderful possibilities. See you soon!! Cheers!

December Already!

Painting #1 A Melody in My Heart – watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

I can’t get over how fast this month is going by. Hopefully everyone is doing well considering the crazy Covid-19 times we are in.

The painting above is a reworked painting and now I am happy, yes indeed!

Painting #2 By His Strength – Psalm 65:6 – 11 x 14 inches

Another reworked painting, it need more umph.

Painting #3 The Father of Heavenly Lights – watercolor – 11 x 14 inches
Painting #4 – Peace Within – watercolor 11 x 14 inches

I truly enjoyed going soft on this one. Sometimes I can get bold and aggressive with my approach, so when I go slow and soft, it’s a realization that I can do this.

Painting #5 Heavenly Host – watercolor with opaque white – 11 x 14 inches

One of my favorites of the bunch. I enjoy painting by my intuition, it is so Me.

Painting #6 Up Again From the Depths Psalm 71: 20&21 – watercolor with opaque white and carandache neocolor

Another intuitive on a reworked painting. I am so happy that I hold onto paintings that I am unsure about.

That’s it for now. Have a wonderful holidays and stay safe! We’ll get through this. ❣️

Time Marches On!

Painting #1 Rest in His Peace – watercolor

What a relief to have the election over! Crazy times with this coronavirus and all the events. Hasn’t 2020 been a blast? I thought that a little humor wouldn’t hurt, maybe it does hurt!

I am happy to report that the painting above has sold, rather will be traded for a pair of unique handmade, old world style earrings from an artist in Italy.

Painting #2 Joy In The Morning – watercolor

Another painting that has sold. This one is based on a photo that I took while motorcycle camping in Sierra County in October.

Painting #3 The Cathedral of Delight – watercolor

I do believe that this photo looks darker than it should but at least you get the idea. The light really glows.

Painting #4 A Journey Awaits – acrylic with collage on canvas

I have been working quite a bit on acrylic and collage painting. I have always loved to experiment and these paintings are quite enjoyable.

Painting #5 untitled – acrylic on canvas

I wasn’t sure able to take a photo after applying the satin finish varnish but I think that you get the idea. I remember when I used to take such care writing my posts but considering the crazy events lately, I don’t blame myself!

Painting #6 – Amazing Grace – watercolor

I painted this particular one last year but wanted to post it again as a reminder of His Amazing Grace. God Bless and keep positive!!


Time Flies!

#1 Untitled -mixed media- 11 x 14 inches

The painting above is mainly watercolor with a touch or two of acrylic to punch it up.

I didn’t mean to go missing for so long! In the meantime my father-in-law passed away and a trip to the coast and a trip to Lassen Volcanic park.

#2 The Depths of My Desire – acrylic on canvas – 9 x 12 inches

I have been enjoying dabbling into acrylics and I had no plan in mind, somehow a redwood forest appeared.

#3 Expectance – watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

Sometimes I run out of explanations, ask any questions and I will answer them.

#4 Serenity – watercolor – 7.25 x 11 inches

Love how these colors blended.

#5 Homecoming – watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

I enjoy exploring colors and shapes and I let loose in this abstract watercolor.

#6 Forever Yours – watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

I wasn’t sure if this one was going to work out, I continued on until I felt satisfied.

#7 One Morning – watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

This is based on an early morning drive to town. The light was absolutely beautiful.

#8 untitled – watercolor 11 x 14 inches

I am planning on getting in my studio to paint more in the next ensuing weeks. I am hoping to buy a new brand of paint, Nova acrylic paints. At least it will be new to me. The company is based here in California.

Until next time! Stay safe, stay positive!

Happy Independence Day!

Painting #1 “Grace Abounds” – 8.5 x 10.5 – watercolor

We need a little grace in our lives, don’t you think? Crazy times of late, though let’s remain positive and forget about all the ugliness and focus on beauty.

Painting #2 “My God, My Rock” Psalm 18:2 – 11 x 14 inches – watercolor

I was so surprised how this one turned out. I pushed it until I reached the look and feel that I truly aim for.

Painting #3 “Blessings” 14 x 19 inches – watercolor

I decided to call this done after letting it sit for several months. I should spend more time with describing my approach and technique but I am thinking that I should get to bed, it’s late!

Painting #4 Oregon Creek study – 8.5 x 10.5 inches – watercolor

I am working on a larger piece and I have been working on smaller studies to loosen up. I was pleased how this one turned out though it is quite colorful.

Painting #5 – Inspired by Lassen Volcanic Park – 5 x 7 inches – watercolor

Another little painting to loosen up.

Painting #6 “Crimson II” – 11 x 14 inches – watercolor

Last but not least, a minimally painted piece for fun. I often like to stretch myself by doing something completely different.


June Rising

Painting #1 – Hope Breaking – 11 x 14 inches – watercolor

I just sold the painting above and of all things I discovered that the person who wanted to buy it lives within an hour of me and spends every weekend at Bullards Bar reservoir! For those of you who are not aware of it, Bullards Bar reservoir is “a spit and a holler” from where I live. This morning I drove a whole 5 minutes to meet up with her. I feel so encouraged by this sale. Sounds silly to be so excited but I don’t have a clue how to promote myself. If it wasn’t for posting my paintings on Instagram I would not have sold this painting.

Painting #2 Waiting – 12 x 14 inches – watercolor

I absolutely love how this one came together. I would suppose that it is an abstract rather than a landscape. Perhaps a “mindscape”, yes I like that!

Painting #3 Beyond Time – 11 x 14 inches – mixed media

Another mindscape! I love watching how a painting evolves.

Painting #4 Van Gogh Skies – 11 x 14 inches – watercolor

I painted this several months ago and I punched up the colors and values.

Painting #5 – untitled – 12 x 14 inches – watercolor

Inspired by my visits to Lassen Volcanic Park north of me.

Continue reading “June Rising”

May End

Painting #1 Diverging – semi-abstract – 11 x 14 inches

The completed painting from my last post. I am very pleased with the outcome, though I am unsure exactly what it is, I would like to hear what you all think. In some ways I think of the ocean. No matter, I enjoy art that keeps you guessing.

Painting #2 Wonder – imagined landscape – 11 x 14 inches

I am loving the new found confidence and vision that I have for my art. I look at a lot of art and have watched oodles of YouTube videos of people painting but have a distinct reluctance to copy or emulate other artists. I prefer to allow my own style and perspective to guide me.

Painting #3 Radiance – imagined landscape – 11 x 14 inches

I used an opaque white in this one. I am not a purist simply because I never know what a painting needs until it needs it, boy is that a tongue twister!

Painting #4 Untitled – abstracted landscape – 11 x 14 inches

Abstraction is near and dear to my heart. I have always been fascinated and drawn to abstract art. I am waiting on my paint and paper order to arrive next week and I am excited. I also have acquired quite a few canvases and once my acrylics arrive I will be delving into exploring acrylics and mixed media.

Photo of my favorite trail at Bullards Bar reservoir

The photo above is from my favorite trail that I hike at least three times a week. I haven’t been able to paint as much as I would like simply because my paint and paper supply was getting low. That is going to change by next week, yes! Until next time, stay healthy and happy!