Tuesday, July 4, 2017

More sketches from my class...


Here is a link to this course offered by Dianne Sutherland: http://www.botanicalart-online.com This class has a Facebook group that really keeps the students and teacher connected. I can't say enough good things about this course. I'm learning so much.

Friday, June 16, 2017




I'm taking a botanical illustration class with Dianne Sutherland from the UK online which I couldn't be more excited about. Here are some leaf studies and a photo I took of this really cool looking weed called thistle. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bassmaster

8" x 10"
Oil on Canvas
Last time I was in Mississippi visiting my folks my mother and I went fishing with my dad. Here he is showing off his catch and very proudly.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Before The Concert

6" x 6"
Oil on Gesso Board
Here's one painted from a reference photo taken at the Brookwood Philharmonic Orchestra Concert. Before the concert all of the musicians take a few minutes to tune their instruments. There is usually so much activity while everyone is preparing to begin. I was lucky enough to be sitting on the front row when I took this picture. There is a blue cast to the lighting in this room which compliments the warm burnt sienna color of the string instruments. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Betty Mae

16" x 20"
Oil on Canvas 
This is a commission piece painted from the photo below. It was commissioned by her granddaughter  as a gift to her mother. I hope her mother likes it.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Blue Dress - Reflection Series

oil on board
5 x 7
This is my daughter shopping for a prom dress. For her prom this year she picked a red dress but this blue one was a close second.