Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Grasshopper is a card I made for my youngest sisters birthday card. She is presently in the South Pacific enjoying all the fauna and creatures there.This little guy was done on Strathmore 140 lb watercolor card stock. I used an elegant writer Pen by Speedball then did a wash with it and followed after that dried with watercolor.There are a couple of excellent videos on u-tube on how to use the Elegant Writer. I purchased a pack of four at Staples for just under $15.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Tea

Finished Sunday Tea today.  8X10 watercolor on 3oolb Watercolor Paper.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sunday Tea WIP

Just started this new 8x10 watercolor but wanted to advise my blog followers that I have a Facebook page called Art in My World  that you can also Follow me on. The purpose of my Facebook site is to show other people interested in Art whats happening in my area art wise as well as Countries I have visited.
         I will be advising you of Videos and educational sites I have found on learning more about Art  and creating your own. Hopefully it can be a two way street where you can also advise me and my followers what you feel would benefit other Art Lovers!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Belleisle Community Centre Embroidery Fibre Art Showcase

The Felt Animals are by McBride House who has works for sale on Etsy at


This is a painting I have done for a wedding gift.This beautiful Boxer belongs to a nice lady who is got married  on Sat Oct3rd The photo I took is beside it and that is what I worked from. If interested I do commissions at $2 a square inch.

In Style

This is another watercolor 8X10 in my bird series from photos taken in Tennerifee Zoo Canary Islands Spain.
 I loved his bright colors and his Mohawk hair but I did not get his actual Species ,if anyone knows it please let me know. He was in a large aviary with the parrots and McCaws. 

All in a Day's work

This is a 8x10 watercolor painting of a close up Hummingbird busily gathering nectar from some beautiful blue delphiniums. I started with an overall wash of lemon yellow to let the sunlight shine through everything. I often find it makes  my flowers  stand out but I do think it was a little overpowering in this piece. Beside regular watercolor I use my new inktense watercolor sticks in the delphiniums.The humming bird has some Faber Castell Pitt artist pen  used to outline and accent him.

Serving Trays for sale this past summer at Hampton's Bloomin Artist Exhibit & Sale

The first tray with the felted Rabbit is by Allyson Murphy. She is my granddaughters Lily & Molly's Mom and a wonderful Fiber artist as well as Manager of The New Brunswick Craft Council.The lobster tray is by Helen Schlineder

Saturday, August 29, 2015


My Peacock painting called "Proud" is a mixed media painting. It is also on Arches 300lb paper and measures 11X14. I started with an under wash of Indian Yellow Watercolor. Over that I addes pumice ground with glass ground bits on the green part of his body. The next steps were to block in the peacock with acrylics. Over that when it was dry I added charcoal dust then lifted out the ares I wanted lighter. The next few layers were pastel and fixative. The feather in the top right is from a New Brunswick peacock that I was given by a man that raises them.It is held on with clear acrylic ground.
  I tried to leave the top layer not fixed but after a ton of pastel dust on my mat and glass when framing I took it back apart,sprayed it and started over to re frame it . I love pastel but it is messy. The glass pieces also bit at the soft pastel.


I called this Guy Skittles because of his rainbow of colors. This painting is very loose for me and I am pleased I was able to do this. He is just a little larger at 11.5 X 8.5. Again he is on 300lb.Arches cold press paper and I also used some artist ink with him.

Two McCaws

Beside working on a series of Flower Paintings I am also working on a series of Bird Paintings from Photos I took in a Zoo in Tenneriffe ,Spain this past Feb. Birds are my passion as well as flowers and Art.
 This painting is 8X10 and I love the expression on these guys face as if one is talking and the other guy is listening!

I've Fallen for you!

This is my second watercolor flowers in a series I plan to do. It is from a photo I took of tulips on my coffee table in my living room. I love the way the light hit the open flowers and although they were just about to fall apart they were beautiful! The painting is done on 399lb Arches cold press paper with Windsor and newton watercolors. There also some Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen in it as well..

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cardiff Bouquet Final Touches?

Well, I did go back in and darken the shadows and pulled out some highlights. Funny how once you post something you can see it through different eyes. I am now pleased with it but still will leave it a couple of days to look at to be sure. Try to pick out the changes I made!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Cardiff Bouquet

This 11x14 watercolor is of a bouquet of flowers I took a photo  of just outside a shop in Cardiff last March.I loved all the colors in the arrangement and especially liked the poppy facing forward.
  I started this last week and began by using Prisma black ink to draw the stamens in the poppy first.
   I love ink combined with watercolor and I may still go back in and work more detail as it is hard for me to paint loose.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tulips for Judith

This is a 11x14 watercolor painting of Tulips sitting on my Kitchen Table with a Richard Flynn Painting in the background. I took this painting to Wales as well formy other sister-in-law Judith!

Iris for Helena

This is an 11x14 watercolor painting I did for my sister-in-law Helena and took it to Wales for her.I am sorry I haven't posted in awhile as it had been a long & hectic winter. My basement was packed up and had to be renovated due to water damage from a pipe leak so my computer was down for awhile. I still managed to paint this and my next one for a gift for each of my sister -in laws.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas Bouquet

This is my latest watercolor painting. I used the bouquet of flowers I got for the holidays as my inspiration for this painting.