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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Christmas Watercolor Miniatures

Here is a series of watercolor miniatures I did for Christmas framable ornaments this past Christmas.

Each watercolor was 2"x 3".

I love to paint Christmas anytime of the year. It is my favorite holiday.

Bears and birds are some of my favorite subjects to paint.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Looking at Color

Sometimes doing a limited color palette can be challenging using more sophisticated colors. However doing this exercise helps keep watercolors current. These are inspired with the colors of May and Mother's Day.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Flowers Fill my Page

These inspired flowers ended up on dishes, mugs, coasters and blankets at retail for 
Carlton product lines. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tea Cup Study

Tea cups are so universal.  

They are feel good symbols 

of quiet times, 

good company, 

savoring moments, 

and in my case, 


...and this little bird wants to join the party.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Watercolor Sketch Book

This is my first blog. I have be
wanting to start one for awhile and
finally I have taken the plunge.

I am an illustrator and I love to
do quick little water color studies.
I get inspired by nature and
my sketch book gets filled with
many of these studies.

Here on this blog I thought to share
some of my work with you.

I work in the social expression industry and illustrate greeting cards. Here were some quick studies when thinking of Mother's Day product.

I started to get inspired to paint birds. Birds always seem to add a special something. I find that I paint them a lot.