Friday, April 27, 2012

                                           "In Bloom"
I've been out of town painting with friends on Lake Buchanan.  What fun - a girls slumber party and paint out all at the same time.  This is a pastel on velour paper.  It's the first time I've painted on this surface and it is so luxurious.  It's a challenge because you can't erase anything once you've touched the pastel to the surface, but the reward is how the pastels glow on the surface.  Hope y'all like it.

Friday, April 20, 2012


I went away a couple of weeks ago to a fabulous workshop given by Nick Simmons.  I managed to finish 3 paintings and this is the first one.  This was painted entirely in acrylics but used in a watercolor technique.Hope this post works since BlogSpot has once again changed formats and it looks totally foreign to me now.  Oh well.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

"Frost Twilight"

I snapped a photo of the Frost building one night from the 6th floor of the Hilton. The sun was setting and there was some great bounce of colors and light hitting the building. I decided I needed to do another Austin skyline painting from a different perspective. This one has just won a Merit Award at the Waterloo Watercolor Society. The exhibit will hang at the Corridor of Arts in the old Chase Bank building downtown from mid April to June.