Monday, October 11, 2010

Apple picking time...

This apple comes from the same tree that I painted in spring blossom....fall is here.......

The Apple Book - by Rosie Sanders

Rosie Sanders does breathtaking is lovely to 
see her in her studio and in the apple orchards...enjoy :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Finis :)

Every year I promise myself that I will paint the apple blossoms when they bloom.  Life usually gets busy and my chance is lost.  This year I finally managed to paint this lovely tree that grows in an old orchard near my home. :)

Finally got a scan done of the complete image :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Almost finished

Been busy painting the deck instead of working on my sunflower.....looking forward to finishing it soon :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sunflower in process

This flower has been in my demonstration pad for over 5 years.  I use this drawing to demonstrate how to use the compliment to add shadows to the yellow petals without dulling the lovely yellows.  This is done in color pencil…the compliment is a soft lavender and some terra cotta helps to darken the yellows.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Peonies revisited

I have many unfinished pieces from years of demonstrating techniques to students.  This summer I have promised myself that I would finish some of this pieces. So I'll begin with a pair of peony buds that I did in watercolor in 2002 or 2003.  Time to finally add the graphite....a favorite way of mine to work.  The combination of graphite and watercolor seems to be somewhere between finish and process, I love the way the two mediums compliment each other.   

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Apple blossom is finally finished =)

This is the first large watercolor I've done in a while.  I learned a lot from the piece and now feel relaxed with watercolor once again =)  The scan is horrible...I will post a better one soon...hate scanners :(

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm outta here =(

I've been having some trouble with blogger but it seems to be getting better...if you can't find me here you can find me over at the following link =)

Hope you enjoy your visit!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Back from the farm :)

It was a blessed day.  The skies were pure blue, the sun was bright, humidity low, with a small breeze.  My friend made us very welcomed with a pitcher of ice tea with mint from the garden, chairs and table under the shade was all completely perfect.  Keep a lookout among the sketches for the amazing teapot tree ;)

There were dragonflies, butterflies, a nest of chatty wrens and sunflowers were full of goldfinches filling their bellies with seeds ripe for the picking.

It was a beautiful day that will always be remembered fondly :)  Thank you Linsay!

Go to my Flickr page for more photos :)  blogger is glitchy :(

Friday, July 30, 2010

Old Politians

Made these two grumpy friends in my college days....early 70's.  

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kitchawan Farm is looking beautiful...this Saturday morning of sketching looks promising :) Below are
some photos of Linsay some of her loyal customers :)

I am switching my blog for now...still not sure which format I like =\  So until I make up my mind and if you would like to see more of my work please go to my other web site or my flicker page at :)  Thanks for the visit .......

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The nature journaling workshop is on :)  It is suppose to be a beautiful day this coming Saturday.  Bring your sketch books, sun hats, water and whatever keeps you happy while drawing on the farm.  There will be lots of sun and a few shady spots to sit and enjoy filling your journals with images of the day.  Please email me if you are attending and need further details about the workshop.  You can contact me at

apple tree - process