paper cut from a unsatisfying watercolor painting

last year, I painted a watercolor painting of a white cattleya orchid but it was not satisfy with the result and then put it away for months. later I pull out the painting to look at it but was still … Continue reading

A painting a day #18 “cabbage white butterfly”

  Our garden seems to attracted a lots of cabbage white butterflies: they made great color contract against the blue and white convoluvlus flower with the green leaves. watercolor on 140lb cold press Fabriano paper, 10″x8″.

A painting a day # 4 “Autumn Colours”

  It been beautiful here with the Autumn colours: the gardens still have plenty of blooming flowers. The Zinnia and Dahlias produce much of the warm colors in the gardens which attracting the butterflies. I like how both of the … Continue reading

A painting a day #1 “butterfly with thistle”

Since the start of October, the weather been turning cooler and without the heat and humidity of the summer months I am able to spent more time in my studio and get down on my painting again. I had this … Continue reading

Labor day celebration

Yesterday was labor day but as a full time artist  I think it was more about a day to celebrate of not being in the work force. However I spent the day “working” and finished another painting: a labor of … Continue reading

My first of July

Last month, I was completely taken away with my paper cutting and done little painting. As soon as July started I went back to my first love .here is my first of July: ‘ Visit by the Monarch” watercolor on … Continue reading

Cosmos with morning glory, the final version

I made this watercolor/paper cut a couple years ago. I entered it in an exhibition shortly after I finished it.  When the show was over I  kept it wrapped for almost a year and only recently I removed the warping. … Continue reading

Art imitating life

  Last night, while in bed I look over at my blooming orchid by the window. An idea came to me: often, I use my orchids as my subject for photos and painting. It would be fun to take photos … Continue reading