Sunday, December 31, 2017

The end of a year...the start of a new one!

This is the end of a very blessed year! Happy new year to all!
I hate I have so many sketches here, but wanted to get all of my 2017 on here today!

 sketch from an old looking motel somewhere in Dallas.

We ate at Pappasitos Cantina  was very good.
A girl on her phone at the Airport in Dallas. 

flowers at the art reception

 We ate at Mary's in Strawn Texas! We had a long wait. They are famous for their Chicken fried steak.

Getting the oil changed and a woman was eating popcorn

While in Fort Worth we went to the movie  'The Star'.  A children's movie about Jesus's Birth. It was so cute!

Some cotton sketches...

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, as well as some other sketches. 

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!