Friday, November 30, 2012


This is a pretty time to be going home in the dark. Everyone puts up christmas lights to balance out our very long winter. Nothing like twinkling lights & a bit of snow to make the whole area bright & magical. This sketch is good enough to be a finish. Hope to finish off with more detail on the house.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


It's that kind of a wintery weekend. Yup, raw & bleak outside my window. It's time to get out the christmas lights!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012


This started out as a quick sketch. The beagle is long gone, but his image lives on. This is a good selling card for me.

Friday, November 16, 2012


When my rep request for horse designs, I know better than to ignore it. Definately need to spend more time working on equestrian designs. The snowy background came from an old winter sketch. The xmas tree came from another sketchbook.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

a new card, from a corner of my studio...the custom photo makes  it a unique card, it's all about personalizing these days!

Friday, November 2, 2012


Another wet country weekend, the sky still looks very stormy. Good time to play with pastel & oil turpentine. I lay down the page with pastel, rub it in with tinted turpentine. More back & forth with pastel pigments & turpentine wash. A touch of zinc white in oil for highlight. This is my favorite way to paint clouds.