Wednesday, December 3, 2014


I haven't painted with gouache in twenty years; I had used it exclusively as a textile designer and then didn't want to see it again cause it reminded me too much of work!! After seeing a painting by William Cotton, I was inspired to try it. Only used three colors!
"Lemon Study" 3x3 inches, gouache on board

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Easy Painting, Learn to Watercolor with Three Colors

I had lost the movies that I made for this PDF when I got a new computer and have finally found a way to retrieve them! So now I can offer this book as a PDF. There are ten movies. If you've ever wanted to use a limited palette or are a beginner, this is the book for you! Easy to follow lessons! Movies can be seen on YouTube and the text can be read on any computer. Click here to order a copy. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Redone; Orange/Blue

Didn't like the flowers and the background when I saw it posted, so back to the drawing board!
I've added Holbein's Opera to my palette; it's a super bright color that when used sparingly can liven up some duller color. Mixed it with Translucent Orange and also applied a wash for the background.
"Orange/Blue Composition", 3x4 inches, watercolor on board.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Orange/Blue Watercolor

My favorite part is the subtle purplish color in the foreground. I think I may fix the vase to make it more symmetrical.
"Orange/Blue Composition", watercolor on board, 3x4 inches.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Big Deep

Big Deep is a local swimming hole. Used to be a lot deeper before Sandy came along I hear.
"Big Deep", watercolor on board, 3x4 inches

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Back to School Sale on DVDs- $20.00

Please email me at if you would like either the watercolor or oil DVD. I will need to send you special paypal invoice (or you can send a check). No charge for shipping if you live in the continental U.S.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Old Favorite

Sometimes I go back and do the same set-up to see how I'm doing; what I've learned. It's an interesting practice!
"White Pitcher and Rose"watercolor on board, 3x4 inches