Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason. (Pierre Bonnard)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


digital watercolor painting using a photo I took of our cat as a reference. I also posted this on my "Digidame" blog but that was an earlier version. I have tweaked this one a bit and signed it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I painted this from scratch using Corel Painter X. I used John Derry's water brushes I just received from his webinar on august 28. These are great brushes for the watercolor effect.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I took a photo of theses beautiful lillies at Quailcrest Farm in Wooster Ohio. Then I painted them in corel painter.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I created this in Corel Painter X from my own photograph. this is my great-grandson ,Ethan. He loves bugs.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Lady sings the Blues

I painted this yesterday with Corel PainterX using a tutorial by Jeremy Sutton from his book'"Painter Creativity" and a photo I found on the Wet Canvas website. Jeremy's tutorials are great and I have learned a lot from them.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Native American-charcoal drawing

I drew this from a photo I found on you tube of beautiful Native American men. I love doing faces but need a lot of practice. I don't get the proportions right so I do a lot of erasing. I'm going to do some live model drawing at the Peninsula Art Academy on May 30 with a group so hope to pick up some pointers.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Granny Smith Apples

I painted this digitally on a black canvas from my own photo, with oils and Real bristle Brushes in corel Painter X.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Apple Blossom time

I went for a walk down the lane that is across the road from my home and photographed some apple blossoms. they are so beautiful I decided to paint them with my Corel Painter and this is the result.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rose-breasted Grosebeak

A charcoal drawing I did today from photographs in Birds and Blooms magazine.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I edited my photo of our amaryllis. pretty.

Friday, January 30, 2009

"The Red Dress"

This is done on a gallery wrapped canvas. I applied tissue paper and pages from a magazine to the background and painted the tissue paper black. I then drew on the face and painted it with acrylics and added some white and black charcoal. This is the first painting I have done since before Christmas. I guess the mood just hit me today. I have cabin fever pretty bad and doing my art sure helps pass the time.

I'm thinking about adding something to the top right area. Can't decide. Any suggestions?

Thursday, January 1, 2009