Friday, October 19, 2018

gouache landscape of rocks

gouache on paper
5x8 journal

Pure fun and experiment with no thought to the outcome. I concentrated on getting the values of the rocks correct. I did this fast and furious. Well, furious for

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

experimental gouache

gouache on paper
in my art journal

In keeping with my current Dreama phase of bright colors, this is an experiment. It's OK. Just having fun with color and light.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Playing with gouache

ice cream 
gouache on paper

As gouache and watercolors are different, but similar, I like to play with my new gouache paints. I find them juicy and luscious. This little experiment was the last page of my small 3x5 journal. Now onto my new 8x5 journal, which will seem huge after painting in my little guy for this summer.

For a reference photo I used one from Dreama. I love her colorful style. Someday I want to take one of her online oil painting courses.  Her color palette is colorful, happy and bright. I just love it.

Monday, September 24, 2018


berries on branches
gouache on paper

Just messing around tonight with my gouache paints. This is the last page of my 3x5 journal. I loved working in this size. My next journal is larger - 8x5. I usually use a Moleskine. But I've heard good things about Pentalic journal so I decided to give one a try. 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Disney World Art Journaling (the Magic!)

Main Street USA
Walt Disney World
art journal sketch

I went to Disney World last year in February during the Festival of the Arts and loved it. I am planning a trip this year at the same time. Only this time I am meeting up with a group for a 5 day get together called Art Journaling the Magic. I am so excited about it! We will meet up daily in different parks and as a group art journal our way around the park. How cool is that?

I find art journaling a wonderful way to record a trip. They are usually fast sketches with some paint added. Sometimes, if I don't have the time when I am actually there, I use a photo reference for later at home. Either way, it's a fun pursuit.

Happy painting!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

happy sunflowers

goauche on paper

Another experiment using colors in the background that I don't normally use. So I added pinks and blues in the background. I think it adds to the 'happiness factor' in this little painting. What do you think?

Happy Painting!

Friday, July 13, 2018


gouache on paper
in my art journal

I had lunch today with a friend. We both had a delicious egg sandwich with avocado on the toast. Yum... So I painted this tonight. I used gouache and tried to convey that buttery consistency of an avocado and the shiny look of the pit. I love painting in gouache.
Happy painting!