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Longhorn print

December 18th, 2009

Evidently, sold two of these prints. I am thrilled as I feel it is a really nice piece of work and have had many compliments on it. I think the photo file is two big for this venue but you can see it under my artwork. I am blogging on Blogspot regul... 

Longhorn print

December 18th, 2009

Evidently, sold two of these prints. I am thrilled as I feel it is a really nice piece of work and have had many compliments on it. I think the photo file is two big for this venue but you can see it under my artwork. I am blogging on Blogspot regul... 

Longhorn Farm

August 29th, 2009

Wow, a whole month since I posted. Well, I have been painting! Every Monday at the Longhorn Ranch. Fantastic vistas, pond views, cattle views, birdhouses and flowers. My biggest problem is photoing! I never seem to get them light enough and have to... 

New paintings

July 30th, 2009

Finally some new paintings. A sunset scene sold at Lakeside and the photo turned out poorly and won't upload good here but it can be seen on my Facebook page. I have more but they need some work. and the uploaded ones are in a competition that I shou... 

This painting and my bench painting upload with vibration lines in swirls so will have to rephoto. Don't know why it is happening here as all the other sites I have uploaded don't have those lines.Maybe I didn't steady the camera on the tripod. 

Sneaking through the meadow

June 15th, 2009

This was done from a photo one day when I couldn't get out to paint. I added the little stream through the meadow to make it more interesting. 

Coffee painting landscape

June 15th, 2009

This is small 5x7. Very interesting to work with coffee. The coffee paintings will be for sale after my 8 teaching classes at the local libraries. I believe the large sailboat coffee painting is on a previous blog 

Sunspot Bench

June 15th, 2009

Another of my Bench Series. This was done in plein air last week at Kingwood Center.  

Garden Path Painting

June 15th, 2009

Finally got to plein air paint. Went to Kingwood and met lots of nice visitors and accomplished this painting. It will be added to my site in the next few days. It rather matches my bench painting that I am doing a series. I could call it MISSING BE... 

Added new paintings

May 25th, 2009

Finally got to at least photo the last two paintings that were done 2-3 weeks ago. Unable to paint as I am doing 24 hr care for my Mother right now until I get some assistance and get her into assisted living. 

Sorry, but Mom fell and until I can get some more help, no blogging, no painting, I can barely get myself a shower. Maybe back next week. Assisted Living on hold due to government regulations! 

Where does the time go?

May 14th, 2009

I can't believe its been since the first that I have blogged here. Too much going on. Ohio Plein Air was here on Sat. 22 OPAS artist and at least 10 other artists. I was the host, so some prep work and after event work. Then to Lake Erie to give thi... 

Even with photographing with 8m on tripod, outside I still get fuzzy image when blown up so I have been only offering approximate sizes of the originals. It is very upsetting and I think it is actually my photo program that compresses the image. I d... 

Mohican Gazebo painting

April 29th, 2009

Wiill photo and upload later but you can see on my blog. It was not photographed straight so don't want to post here. I got a free night at the Mohican Ohio Park Resort so paid for another night so I could paint. ... 

Good day

April 21st, 2009

Packaged up a painting to send for a sale. Getting a sale is better than getting into the Art Center. That is two paintings that would have gone to the Lake Gallery. Going to have to paint more!!! Also framed a painting for the May Show at Kingwoo... 


April 18th, 2009

Well,well....rejected for the May Show, My White Tulips and the Heron watercolors.. It has always been a far out show, They have notoriously picked the farthest out stuff. I guess my cow and calf pastel last year got in because it was pastel and c... 

New blog

April 14th, 2009

I now have an art blog. The ART SPARK. I plan on maintaining it daily with paintings, composition lessons, what started the painting and the planning that goes into it. I hope this will be helpful to those stu... 

Tulips and Herons

April 13th, 2009

I am thrilled! My WHITE TULIPS received 11 votes the the on Spring Celebration contest. I was 7th down from the top with 462 paintings. The first five were from the same artist. So I feel I was really the third artist! So that is the painting that I... 

Uploaded The Herons

April 11th, 2009

Finished the Herons , photographed and uploaded. I think I will enter those, the tulips and the waterfall in the Art Center Show. Maybe the cattle...l think I need to touch it up a bit. Then I need to frame the Herons. Honest if I could just spend ... 

Will fix the cows

April 5th, 2009

For some reason the cattle pic and blog won't come will go work on painting for a while 

Red and Yellow Tulips.

April 5th, 2009

Will see how this photos. I was really tired when I painted this, but the tulips were fading fast and everyone was in bed and it was quiet. 

One more today

April 5th, 2009

Yesterday I got 2 and a half paintings done. I am working on a large watercolor of a misty landscape with some blue herons. This one is about half done. Then I finished a small 5x7 watercolor of some black angus cattle. The next was an 8x10 oil of so... 


March 31st, 2009

Rephotoed at 5M so the prints are better in case anyone wants to make prints. The Lakeside Lillies never was photographed for some reason. Now organizing for the paintings to go to the Lake. 

Carousel and seascape

March 30th, 2009

Posted two more paintings. One little oil of a Lake carousel and a seascape on Yupo paper. I think I will experiment some more with the Yupo. It is very uncontrolable and the watercolor slides all over the paper and doesn't stay where you put it, ... 

posted Spring Waterfall

March 28th, 2009

This was a fun piece to do. I miskited out the water then poured and sprayed color where I thought it should go. Then removed the mask and painted the water. Then went back and darkened the shadows. I have always loved waterfalls. I should photo my... 


March 27th, 2009

Got my painting back and photographed it at 5m so hope it works for the print. I touched up my watercolor PARTY and posted it. I also posted a small watercolor of WAITING IN CHARLESTON. Today I did an oil of a carousel at Put-in-Bay, OH that I have... 

I have been painting

March 27th, 2009

I just haven't been able to photo as it has been cloudy and rainy. Would have sold a print online here but the image was poor and the painting was sold. I am getting the painting back but FAA wanted it immediately and that was impossible. So will re... 


March 17th, 2009

This is a large 11x14. May hang at May show or send to the Lake 

Another sailboat

March 17th, 2009

Oil 6x8 will see how it uploads before I post 

Coffee Painting

March 17th, 2009

Well, here it is. What a challenge. Let's see if it is small enough for the blog 

Coffee painting

March 11th, 2009

Was asked to do a series at our local library for 6-8th graders this summer on coffee painting. Researched and found there are coffee painters out there. Should be fun. I saved some coffee and will try today. went to a great seminar on Humor and... 

Moms week

March 5th, 2009

Tues was her Perm, and then I bought her a 47 in TV as she couldn't see the 27 in well. Then calling the cable co. and getting the set picked up and having it hooked up and by the time all the chores were done....Oh, well...She is happy. and I have s... 

Hanging shows

February 25th, 2009

So far have taken my paintings #3 to Henne's Art Cellar to go up next week. Friday I will take down and hang at Gorman Nature Center, Saturday hanging my side by side show and Monday is the changing art at the Cafe on Main. Tonight is my watercolor ... 


February 23rd, 2009

Picked the wrong photo yesterday. Today I have lots to do and nothing I want to do. To the pharmacy for Mom's pain patches. Grocery for a few items, gather trash, walk dogs, and hopefully find a mat for my one watercolor, and a frame for the show. ... 


February 22nd, 2009

Well, I made up the custom e-mail and sent it to family and myself. I will see how it looks and then send to friends. I guess I need to upload this pic as Art work and then add it to the e-mail. don't know how else to do it. Gosh, I need to be do... 

Hiking Na Pali

February 20th, 2009

Have been working on the watercolor NaPali. This used to be a half sheet size but I reworked it. The face and some shading. This has a lot of memories for me. Also reworked the Hurry Home 8x 10 oil . It is much more dramatic now. It was rather ... 

Art Show photo

February 18th, 2009

What has happened to the week? Mom had some health problems and that has taken some extra time. I have not painted! I have made cards for my upcoming show and Care of paintings paper to be attached to the backs of the paintings. I have been workin... 


February 10th, 2009

Now I am officially on the Website. Debra did a great job and it looks so nice. I am in the company of so many great artists. Now to get all the paintings framed and cards made. Then to decide what to paint next. 

Busy week

February 8th, 2009

I reworked the tulips and need to rephoto for the artwork. It is not large enough. The new three were too large for the blog. You can see the three new paintings that I have put on my artwork. This finishes the 12 for my March show with Lori Smith... 

Ha Moved my pics

February 7th, 2009

Now I can't view them only individually at this point. Have finished 3 paintings and will photo tomorrow. Finally warmed up 44 degrees at 8 pm. Where is all the water going to go? I still have 3 ft drifts at the street. 

Lake Erie

January 27th, 2009

Plus it is showing up yellow when it should be white. I just have trouble with cameras!!! 

Perrys Monument and Tulips

January 27th, 2009

The White Tulips are in the artwork now. I will not mat them until critique is over on Thursday. We artists meet as a group monthly and critique each others work. We seem to be more critiqueable? among ourselves. When we have a professional critiqu... 

Red Hat Angel

January 24th, 2009

When I photoed this I didn't know how my digital camera worked! So it is not in my hands and I cannot make it bigger although I think the original is the next size and perhaps shouldn't be available. Just my ethics. 

My Hollyhocks

January 24th, 2009

Photoed a lot today. Will upload more tomorrow. I did do a small 5x7 watercolor tonight and will photo it tomorrow if I like it tomorrow!! Need to go to bed now as Mom and the dogs will be up early.  

Promises kept

January 22nd, 2009

I got the paintings photoed, is that time consuming! Could not photo pastels under glass from show as I need to get them out of frames and too many errands today. I hope to finish the Hollyhocks tonight. Will now go upload the paint... 


January 22nd, 2009

I promise to photo the paintings I have completed this past week today! Also will photo and upload the paintings I have picked up from a current show. Last night's watercolor class was great fun. I had seven students and we learned how to tear wat... 

To be continued

January 16th, 2009

It is too cold to continue this. My feet and hands are cold so will upload more later. Now to get some tea and stand in front of the gas heater! 

Photographing Pastels

January 16th, 2009

Today we had a high of zero! But the sun is shining so I took advantage of the bright light, snow reflections, and took apart my framed pastels and photoed them for the site. I have realized I am a news junkie and get addicted to watching the news,... 

All day chores and Income Tax

January 8th, 2009

Yuck! I have finally tallied it all up. Now to wait on all the paperwork to come to me, W-2, etc. Will write the check for sales tax tomorrow. Then maybe I can paint. Weather is bad and we are to get another storm tomorrow so it will keep me in a... 


January 7th, 2009

Finally completed this. The next one I will do will be darker in the shadows. Tonight we have snow and everyone is home, no tire marks in the alley. I am still surprised how bright it is.Interrupted Again! I swear the only time it doesn't happen ... 

So far

January 3rd, 2009

Have kept my resolutions so far. Last night I put 7 drawings on 7 gessoed canvas panels. It seems it is easier to do this than to find something individually and start painting. This way the drawing is there and I can just start painting on someth... 

Happy New Year to you all

January 1st, 2009

Just a quiet New Years Eve. I cheated and taped CNN's New Year's. Went to bed at 11. Got up fed the animals, did the chores, watched the New Years tape, watched the Rose Parade some, walked the dogs. Resolved to make the young dog, King, walk bett... 


December 26th, 2008

This is the painting I did for my daughter's boyfriend. This is his business on Put-in -Bay. It didn't photo too well as it was so wet and I had to frame it Christmas Eve. If I get it back to varnish it I will photo again. He was really surprised... 

Summer Dreaming

December 26th, 2008

This is the painting I did for my daughter for Christmas. She is a pilot and ask for a painting with a biplane and a girl watching about two years ago and it was just until lately that I thought I was up to doing it. She was happy with it and that... 

Nocturne in progress

December 21st, 2008

This I started last week when I noticed the alley across from me at has been difficult as sometimes the lights are own and sometimes not. We had promises of snow and I wanted to do a Nocturne with snow but maybe it will snow next week. T... 

Blueberry patch painting

December 21st, 2008

This is the blueberry patch painting I did in August. The owner of the Blueberry Patch liked it but did not purchase it and does not take consignments. I will photo it better and add it to the site. 

No ducks

December 16th, 2008

The paiinting MOUNTAIN POND stands as is. My son and daughter-in-law approved it as a gift. It was sprayed with retouch varnish this morning and the search for a frame is on. I started my nocturne painting and decided I would wait until it snowed.... 

Ducks will fly in

December 15th, 2008

Ah, My son said the lines in the scum are from ducks swimming in the pond scum. So some ducks will fly in today and will be added to the painting! Plus I will spray the Christmas balls I painted as it is 49 degrees and by noon it turns to ice and sn... 

Figured out my camera

December 13th, 2008

I finally read the book on my digital camera and now will reshoot my paintings when they are all finished at the Art Shows this month. Previously, I did not shoot with enough pixels and couldn't get any bigger sizes for prints. So now I know how to... 

Christmas Balls

December 13th, 2008

These are the silver balls I painted winter scenes on for gifts. They didn't photo too well. Will try to do better later. 

Mountain Lake

December 13th, 2008

I have to look at this a while and see if I want any changes. 

Painted ornaments today

December 12th, 2008

I will take photos tomorrow of my ornaments. I took plain silver ball ornaments and painted winter scenes on them. After they were dry I etched out the drawing with a stylus and that gives them a sparkle. Tonight I put a drawing on a canvas to pai... 

Trouble uploading

December 12th, 2008

Having trouble uploading this picture. It uploads bright like the original then reverts to the darker image. I have uploaded it several times with the same results. This picture is now hanging in a show so I can't photo it 

Christmas cards

December 9th, 2008

I made this into my Christmas cards so that is what I have been doing. All this Christmas stuff sure cuts into the painting time! Today Mom and I met my daughter and we went for a the annual soup luncheon at the Mansfield Art Center. Delicious Red ... 

Christmas poinsettias

December 7th, 2008

This I painted yesterday as I needed another painting for a Christmas Show. I never much cared for flower painting but think I will do more in the future. Now to find a mat and a frame! 

Christmas paintings

December 7th, 2008

Hopefully this loads lighter than in the artwork. I worked on this Friday. It is something I have wanted to paint since I saw a pair of red fox in the field that ran up to a little mound and turned around to look like something was chasing them . Su... 

My Poinsettias

December 3rd, 2008

Well, I did these on Sunday and framed them and hung them in the Upper Crust Restaurant's WINTER WONDERLAND SHOW, AND I also hung my oil, OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS in the same show. Now I want to paint some more to make a Christmas card.... 

Next workshop project

December 3rd, 2008

Maybe I can do flowers after all. We did a lot of wet on wet and negative painting. Exciting! 


December 3rd, 2008

This was the first painting I did in the workshop. It really got me excited about doing watercolor again. This was the first chance I had to paint in almost two weeks.  

Hanging On

November 20th, 2008

This is about one third of a watercolor that I worked on a few days ago. The left side just got all blurry and just was not working. I matted and framed this 8x10 mat so the painting is about 5x7. I framed it in a bronze metal frame. I took it d... 

Snow today

November 15th, 2008

I went down to Columbus for the Ohio Plein Air Society juried show at the Schumacher Gallery at Capital University. It was one of the best shows I have seen. Every piece of work was excellent. Many fine oils, some pastels and watercolors. The awa... 

No time

November 12th, 2008

Just have been too busy! I did get a drawing on some watercolor paper and my lessons for the next two classes I teach in watercolor. It is raining here now in Ohio and I had to get the leaves done before the rain and grocery shop. I picked up some... 

Finished Whetstone Park

November 9th, 2008

Finally got to the painting....this is why I don't like painting at home...constant interruptions. At any rate, I am finally happy with it. Repainted and repainted. I had trouble with the yellow tree It wanted to jump out. I wanted it in front of ... 

The Original painting

November 9th, 2008

As you can see from the photo previously, It was cloudy besides being cold. There were lots of ducks around and they came to see what I was doing. I have some work to do on this painting and hope to get to it today. First I must clear some areas so... 

Nov.8 2008 view

November 9th, 2008

This is the view I painted. 

Whetstone Park Paintout

November 8th, 2008

I will post my painting tomorrow. I always think I will photo the place with the painting in it but I forget to do it. It was getting dark when I got home so will photo tomorrow. It was a two hour painting. It did not rain but was cloudy and the w... 


November 7th, 2008

Yesterday I began my watercolor class with four students. We began with the basics. Then we used leaves from my yard and designed and painted. The students got real excited when we painted leaves with clear water and dropped in color. I haven't ... 

Autumn Shadows

November 5th, 2008

It was a beautiful day on Monday and the sun being low in the southern sky cast beautiful shadows across the leaves. Those shadows were difficult. At first I had stripes then attempted to make leaves. I finished up this morning. This was the fi... 

Touched up Gorman painting

November 5th, 2008

Hopefully this is better. I toned down those lilies in the middle. I think they were wet when I photoed them. 

What are those white spots

November 4th, 2008

I must look at the painting again and see why those middle lily pads are white in the photo! 

Gorman Nature Pond Reflections

November 4th, 2008

Finally back again! This time the painting is better but I still don't care for it. I lowered the trees, put my characteristic violet in the background, eliminated some reflections. I attempted to portray what I first saw that I wanted to paint. ... 

Today I drove to Columbus, Ohio, about 60 miles south of me, to see a demo of watercolor by Alvaro Castagnet. He is the judge for this year's Ohio Watercolor Society Show. He is from Uruguay and is a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. His painti... 

Needs work

November 2nd, 2008

This piece really needs work! It is dull and your eye does not move through the painting well. It definitely needs work, brighter colors, more simplification, more compositional details. It has been hectic this past two days. While walking ... 

Turning Autumn

October 31st, 2008

What a wonderful day to paint out. Bright sun, a little breeze. Four of us went to the Gorman Nature Center and set up at the pond. First II changed my Turning Autumn painting on the recommendation of my critique group. That is now uploaded. The... 

Great Fall Day

October 30th, 2008

What a wonderful Fall Day. Four of us decided to paint at the Gorman Nature Center this afternoon. There was a low breeze, a bright sun. I took a lot of pictures and got a late start. I had been to a critique in the morning and it was suggested that... 

Busy day

October 29th, 2008

Lots of errands. One to Michael's to look for gold frames. No luck so ordered plein air frames at Jerry's Artarama. Low prices right now and 10% off, too. Up loaded a few more pics. I need better photos. Tomorrow is a Critique group in the morning a... 

First Blog

October 29th, 2008

This is my first blog. This is my first website. I have accomplished a goal that I set earlier this year by completing this. I will sincerely attempt to continue this and do a daily blog. I haven't accomplished a painting a day but am doing two a w...