Saturday, February 26, 2022


Such sweet looking little birds. And striking such a nice pose.

Friday, February 25, 2022

mostly sparrows

Have been going through one of those phases, messing up everything ... Drew a couple of sparrows hoping for a reset.

Picked up a brush and touched it to this jay's chest, and it was loaded with thalo green! You can still see a touch of it. Then further messed it up by adding a background ... Time to start over!

Monday, February 14, 2022



From one of my classes with Ronna at Salty Water Art: small loose studies of fir trees. The idea was to play with greens and with water and value.
A fun and useful exercise!

Sunday, February 06, 2022

workshop with eric weigardt


If you don't know Eric's work, look him up. I really enjoy his painterliness!
So I took this 3 day workshop: 3 days of frustration and overworked paintings, honestly ... but I think it was good for me.
I realized I need to be more intentional in my color mixing--on the paper, not the palette!--and in the application of paint--more paint AND more water.
Eric does paint-alongs about once a month, and after I get some practice applying pure, wet color, I'll sign up for one.
Below is a little practice.

Saturday, February 05, 2022


From one of the gazillions of gull photos I've taken! I love when they all take flight!