Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Little Home

Pen and ink sketch,  before the watercolor

The finished house portrait, watercolor and ink

The reference photo

Just got finished with this little house
portrait.  The client is giving it to a
friend as a gift.  I believe this is the house
where they grew up...sweet.

For info on House Portraits:

Very reasonable; great gifts; fast service

Monday, April 10, 2017

CPSA Bound...Hopefully

I entered these two colored pencil drawings in the Colored Pencil
Society of America's juried show recently.  They only allow 2 entries
and will only accept one per artist.  The competition is very stiff.  The works
also have to be 100% colored pencil only.  We will see if I get accepted this time..
It has been several years since I have been in the show.
Fingers crossed!



Family Fun

Once in awhile, I get to use my talent in my own family.  This was
the case with this caricature.  My sister in law has been hosting Sunday
lunch and holiday gatherings at her home for 30 years.  My husband's family
all lives in the area, so the whole gang has regularly attended church and
then enjoyed lunch at Becky's house.

She recently made the decision to move into her father's house, and
has since then, sold hers.  It was bittersweet to meet together one last time
at her home, and eat Sunday dinner together.  Our family has changed over the
years: we are missing some, and we have added others.  So, I decided to draw
the whole bunch, and then we posed for this pic...in the same order we are
in the drawing...lots of laughs as I set the timer on the camera, and ran
to join the group!  Everyone signed the back, and it will be treasured
momento in her new place.  Fun, fun

If anyone is interested, I can draw a cartoon of your
family or group...inexpensive and quick.  Just let me


A Cherry on Top

I have always wanted to make a trip to Washington, DC to photograph the
cherry blossoms.  It has been on my bucket list for awhile.  How surprised I
was to see cherry blossoms in full bloom while in Nashville last week?!
It was overcast, but I still got some images.  The trees were
beautiful, and all over the downtown area.  I would like to use some
of these in some scripture photos.  Pretty....check!