I'm an artist and an Art Teacher.  I will share my artwork on this Blog along with anecdotes from my years of teaching Art.  Drawing things has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I learned to draw objects well, and I appreciated good drafting and realistic representation.  I teach people how to draw, not how to make crafts, since crafting is not my strength.  Teaching others to "draw what they see" has helped me hone my own drawing skills.  It sometimes takes us artists a while to call ourselves "Artists", but over time, I've become comfortable labeling myself as such, which feels wonderful.  I'm proud of and grateful for this God-given gift, and for the ability to teach that skill to others.  Thank you for visiting my blog.
 

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Updated: Jan 4, 2020

This painting is rather small, painted on 9x12" Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper using a combination of Reeves and Artists' Loft tube watercolor paints. I wanted to paint three pots in a row for the longest time, so this just might be the first in a series. Perhaps the next one will be more monochromatic or leafy. But, I'm proud of it. On a kitchen wall? Or bathroom?






My Golden Retriever is named George and he is as sweet as any flower. This painting is for him.


This began as a watercolor painting of the flower motifs before arranging then into a pattern. I morphed it into a more vibrant colorway, and added a layer of leaves and bulbs beneath it to create depth. It's earthy, don't you think?

This was the original.