Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dallas Urban Sketch workshop

A Lot of sketches to post! I was so happy to get to go to a workshop in Dallas with the great sketcher James Richards. It was an awesome experience.  He is such a gentleman and so kind.  His wife Pati is just as great as he is.  I am blessed to get to have met them both, and learn from him.
We sketched inside and outside on location.  Painting out is my favorite! I am posting a photo of the three of us, and I have a black eye from an eye procedure. My Dr. didn't even apologize for it.

I sketched while waiting for the shuttle as well as at the airport. It was a lot of fun.  It is true, nobody notices what you are doing!

Nancy Standlee and Suzanne ONeill all stayed together. Was a lot of fun!
This was at the Olive Garden one night. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Chuck Wagon

Last week some of my art friends and I went to the cowboy symposium.  Loved seeing all the stuff they used to use back in the pioneer days.  It is done in a moleskin watercolor sketchbook.
And another bronc rider, using the toned paper and gouache..

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Western Sketches using watercolor and gouache

 For some reason is hard to keep up. I am still trying to sketch but haven't been as successful! A lot going on lately.  I am having a workshop this next week end, and have been working on getting new pieces for a show in Ft.Worth, TX.   I am just going to try to catch up. It may take two posts!
These are on toned paper using watercolor and gouache

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Our daughter loves dogs and she got a new little girl to go with T-Bone!  
This is Sadie! and she already has several outfits!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Grape experiment

I had some grape photos so I experimented using a background and no background. Drawn with ink that ran when wet.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dead Vehicle Challenge

James Gurney posted a challenge...Paint a dead vehicle. One that doesn't run. Car or truck.
I wanted to do this old vehicle for a while so I set up there and did it.  It had to be painted on location, and you had to post a photo of your easel, etc.  This old international is in Plains, TX.
I started out trying to use oils but I don't paint enough with oil to know what to do, so I ended up using a sketchbook, and drawing it with my fountain pen and ink, then painted with watercolor and a little gouache.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Two new flag sketches

I still love drawing and painting flags.  I took a few pictures of our flag one day when it was cloudy and windy.  These are just plain fun, and I  LOVE our American Flag.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Midland TX Sketch workshop

I was invited to teach a one day Sketch class. We really needed more than one day but I think they did great and got the hang of just using 'shapes' to draw!  There were 8 very enthusiastic sketchers there!
We had a lot of fun.  The card sketch is mine.  The sketch of me working was one of the students. I love it!

 This was everybody's effort with the coffee pot and they did a great job on them. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

More new Sketches

I am not getting to sketch every night but I do when I can.
I am headed out of town to teach a sketch workshop. I LOVE teaching this and seeing people succeed with their drawings!

The cake was Kens birthday cake. He was in the hospital during his Birthday on July 1st.
The cake was pretty and very Yummy!

The combine was at our neighbors. The porch scenes belongs to a friend.