Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Today was portrait class.  We have such a great group.  Kathy Ross is amazing.  She paints in oils and finds such beautiful colors.
Watercolor  10 X 14

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Marsh at Coconut Point

Coconut Point is a big shopping center in Bonita.  At the edge is another marsh.  The fun thing about painting marshes is the reflections in the water.
Watercolor  22 X 12

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Marsh at Imperial River

Another plein aire painting.  I am painting with a group from Bonita.  It is fun because we are meeting at new locations.  This time we met at a private home that was on the Imperial River. 
Watercolor  22 X 14

Friday, January 27, 2012

Great Egret

Cape Coral Art League is having a show with the theme "birds".  So I painted another egret with gouache over a textured paper. 

Watercolor with gouache  19 X 27

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Six Mile Cypress Slough

I have been painting.  I have been painting so much that I haven't had time to post them all.  Today I will show you the painting that I finished plein aire at Six Mile Cypress Slough.  It was a beautiful day to paint with big fluffy clouds.  While I was painting I saw a baby alligator.  He was only six inches long.  Also there was a little blue egret, a great white egret and anhinga.
Watercolor 22 X 15

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Summer Iris

I painted this summer of 2010 when I was staying in Cambridge among the Iris.  They are so beautiful.  That is what I miss most living here in Florida, the spring flowers.  I am painting these three iris again as a batik.  I can then decide which painting I like the best.
Watercolor  Matted 16 X 20

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

White Sunflowers

I am back from my Christmas visit up North.  I am practicing my batiks to get ready for my class Monday the 9th in LeHigh.  I like the way this one turned out.  It is light and cherry  If you are not careful the batik painting can get too dark.
Batik  12 X 15