Monday, October 26, 2009


Magnolias or big happy flowers. The yellows need a little more lift and some of the pinks are over worked I will try to work on them without over doing it,or maybe try again:)

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I saw my sister at the Ann Arbor Antique Fair last week and she reminded me that our mom loved Magnolias. So in honor of my sister and my mom I attempted a closeup of a Magnolia.

My sister also mentioned that she was running out of my watercolor cards, that I give out as gifts,and as the conversation continued she mentioned that she would love to have one of my paintings. Now here's the deal,my brother-in-law is a REAL artist, with degrees etc. Sooo If I can frame this to my liking it will be a gift to my sister. I just hope I'm not embarrassed by it when I see it in her home.
That would be Magnolias not Dogwoods, although mom loved those too.
This summer I planted 3 Jane Magnolia bushes.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

chandelier completed

I decided to add more definition to the chandelier so I used gouache and ink. The colors are quite intense,but I still like them.
After a drive in the country I know I need to concentrate on a fall palette.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

chandelier wip

If you look closely you can see the chandelier. I have yet to decide where to go with this painting I know I need a few more dark colors and a little more definition in the chandelier itself. I do like the movement created by the vertical lines. Maybe i will use aliz.. crimson as a dark?