Monday, September 5, 2022

 This is a watercolor I painted last week. I am gathering elements for a new art journal with the theme of Ancient Egypt. I will add this painting to the journal somehow.  It's about 5x7 on watercolor paper.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


I found some maple leaves to paint in my watercolor art journal. 

Autumn colors are my favorite. Or should I say, "Autumn in my favorite color". 

happy painting.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

little pleasures, hidden treasures


Little pleasures, hidden treasures #1
Watercolor on paper
3.5" x 2.5"

I am part of a painting group and currently we are painting ATC sized cards. The theme is 'little pleasures, hidden treasures."  As I live near the ocean and often walk the beach, I immediately thought of shells- they really are little pleasures and hidden treasures. This is my first one- I will do more. The idea is that at Christmas we will do a swap of our little cards for each other. How nice! 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Bethany Beach Nature Center plein air painting


Nature Center at Bethany Beach
7" x 10" watercolor in art journal

I went painting with my painting group this past week. We went to the Bethany Beach Nature Center. I have driven by it for years and have never been there. What a little treasure! It's a bird sanctuary in the middle of the town. There is a boardwalk that goes out over the tidal marshes. This view I painted is at the end of the boardwalk, looking North I believe. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

 Art journal painting. I have not been doing much painting lately. All about paper crafting at the moment. I know the painting will come around again. I tend to move around my loves of painting or crafting. 

That said, I am hosting my painting group this morning, so today I will be painting.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Procreate Drawing


I LOVE Procreate!! What an amazing and inexpensive way to draw digitally.  This was a freehand piece in Procreate. I found a reference photo on Pinterest and put it side by side by my Procreate screen and draw. I pretty much ALWAYS use a reference photo. The background is a wonderful brush called Bokeh that is included with the program.

Happy Painting!

Friday, January 8, 2021

A Whisper on Paper - Big Sky

Big Sky over Indian River Inlet
pastel on paper

I am always amazed at the BIG SKY in Delaware. I think it's because it is so flat here on the coast. The highest part of Bethany Beach are the overpasses and bridges.  

I created this using Pan Pastels on grey paper. I don't use pastels much and have been thinking of selling them- part of my de-stash for 2021. So I pulled them out to use, to see if I really want to sell them. Answer: No, I do not. I forget how lovely it is to use them. Creamy and delicate. Just a whisper on paper really. 

I sprayed with a clear coat acrylic sealer over top to seal as, like I said, very delicate. I did this small, 4" x 4".  

Happy Painting...