September 30, 2008

Crossing the River

Another Riverwalk painting for my watercolor series. I will soon have giclee prints of this available.

September 22, 2008

Colors of the Riverwalk

The fourth painting in my Riverwalk Watercolor Series.

September 20, 2008

Riverwalk Path

Away from the colorful umbrellas, restaurants and shops you can discover a peaceful, quiet, secluded path on the Riverwalk. The beautiful flowers and plants provide the color and the mature trees provide the shade. You may even share the path with a family of ducks taking a stroll.

September 19, 2008

Taking a Break

My second in the Riverwalk series of watercolor paintings.

September 18, 2008

Riding the River

One afternoon I strolled the Riverwalk and snapped photos with the intention of painting several Riverwalk scenes. This was my first painting in this series. The original watercolor has sold and I have prints in various sizes available at Susan Carlin's Gallery in LaVillita.

September 11, 2008

Let's Bake a Pie

When I look at this painting I think of the fun day spent in my studio with my sister-in-law, Charlotte, and her sister, Donna. Donna was visiting from Florida and wanted to have a creative day. The three of us painted this same basket of apples. I would demonstate for awhile and then they would work on their paintings. We went back and forth like this until I said "STOP". You artists know that is the hardest part... Knowing when to put that brush down. This was Charlotte's first stab at painting and her watercolor is signed, framed, and hangs in her kitchen. I'm so proud of you, Char! I hope that Donna has framed her masterpiece, too. I love to teach and am rewarded when I can help others discover their hidden talents.

Sketch Book Tote

My friend, Elaine Tarr, creates one of a kind fiber art. I had suede pelts that I had stored in my sewing stash for years, always intending to make good use of them. When I saw the work that Elaine was doing I gifted her the suede. In return, she fashioned a custom size tote to carry my sketch book. The bonus is on the inside... beautifully lined with contrasting fabric with pencil pockets! There is even room for my camera.
If you would like Elaine to customize a tote for your art supplies or want to surprise your artist friend with a unique gift contact:
Desert Vista Fiber Arts

September 4, 2008

A Man for All Seasons

Watercolor, 14x21

San Pedro Presbyterian Church has honored Reverend William H. Arnold by naming the Arnold Building in his memory. He served the church from 1988 to 1995. I was commissioned to paint this watercolor portrait of him to hang in the hallway of the Arnold Building. It was dedicated and unveiled by his wife, Mary. I asked Mary to name the portrait... she always called him her tall man of God.

The plaque on the frame reads: A Man for All Seasons and beneath that title Mary's Tall Man of God

This painting was a challenge as I was working from a small photograph. The robe read as solid black. Black in not a color on my palette so I worked to incorporate color in that start black clergical robe.