Tuesday, September 23, 2014

More re-do

More additions to the wall on my newly renovated back porch. I love this room ;a restful retreat . I am happy with the colors in the Iris. I finally achieved the value that i have been trying for. The cone-flowers are less successful but better than most of my other attempts. The canvas is textured due to the many coats of gesso and the numerous attempts at these flowers. I love cone-flowers, but find them so difficult to paint. I plan on painting them again and again ..... Beautiful fall day in Michigan.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


My sunflower is completed ,but one could go on forever, adjusting here and there and then OOPS. Tulips is a redo of a painting i found in the closet. It was primarily orange flowers and i struggled with color on this one-trying to find colors that worked together.I think i am finally satisfied.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where have I been???

Not sure? No posts since July 13th ???
Yikes time to get painting! I painted this painting for my back porch that was just renovated  into  a 3.5 season room;possibly a 4 season room unless we hit the -40 degree temps we had last winter.As for the painting I am not finished with it.I'm not quite sure about the colors and different parts of the painting. I used a palette knife for parts of the petals but something is amiss. I am living with it until I discover what it is that needs to be done.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


 Whimsical flowers on Yuppo. I can't seem to get enough of yuppo and how the watercolor reacts on the paper. It is fascinating and completely different than working on traditional CP paper. I am thinking of cropping the bottom portion of the painting or redoing it. I need to let it sit for a while and then decide.  

Friday, July 11, 2014

More Yuppo practice. The bottom tulips didn't photograph well as I would have liked but oh my, Yuppo is fun; the paint pools and swirls and you can move and wipe away what you don't like and start again.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

And one more

Oops forgot this one!

Today's practice ... Yuppo!

Inspired by an artist at an art fair i attended yesterday. I saw this transparent colorful work on yuppo and i just happened to have some so today i gave it a try. I remember trying it before when i wanted to control the watercolor;lately i am more inclined to let the watercolor be the boss. Living and learning.