Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Connor, Driving the RV!!


Little Connor sat on Grandpa Jim's lap and happily drove the RV all over the parking lot!!  Yes, he IS really steering, although Grandpa Jim had to work the pedals as Connor is "leg length-challenged" as of yet.  He was thrilled and his big eyes sparkled.  As the ripe old age of two, he is quite an operator!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

More sketches....





A few more paintings done on location in Sedona.  These were made using the water soluble pen, followed by watercolors.  Just little impressions of what I saw.  Fun outdoors in the sunshine!

Owls in "normal watercolor" and with watercolor pen



These are two owls -- same image, but painted differently.  I went to a class in Sedona on Pocket Sketching by Kath Macauley.  It was really loads of fun.  Kath uses 4X6 inch format for her sketches and draws with a water soluble pen. Then you fill in the blanks with watercolor.  It looks very different in watercolor, and in pen with watercolor.  Which do you like best?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Midsummer Dream

Midsummer Dream is an image photographed by Gini Pringle, my ace photographer friend.  This horse looked magical to me.  He was galloping freely, his tale and mane dancing while his hooves beat out a rhythm on the sooty soil.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Smoke

I was lucky enough to paint an image photographed by my dear friend, Gini.  Ted Nuttall's workshop in portraits at Scottsdale Artists School is always fun, a lot of work, and I learn a lot!!  Gini made this image in Havana, and this fellow was doing his manly thing.....