All dogs go to heaven #15

8 by 8 watercolor on masonite


Midnight Poppies

midnight poppies

“Midnight poppies” is MIXED MEDIA ON GESSOED MASONITE. $75.00
I sprayed this with a mat protective sealant which should make it almost waterproof. You can frame without glass!!!
The size is 8 by 10 inches.

Sunny Day Koi


I painted this the other day while I was demonstrating to my art class how the gessoed surface works with watercolor. Because this painting wasn’t finished I went ahead and finished it up in my studio. My Koi are very hungry these days and keep uprooting my lilies which have three or four lilly pads struggling to grow. The nights are still cool but I will assume the weather will be warmer any day now and those koi and the lilies will be growing!
8 by 10 watercolor on gessoed masonite sealed with a polymer clear coat. $95.00

Feb Koi ACEO Mixed media on gessoed masonite ( wood)











2.5 by 3.5 ACEO on gessoed masonite. varnished in matte varnish with uvl .  $15.00 plus 2.5 for postage

I love working with gessoed masonite.  I have the option of painting in watercolor, pastels, oil or acrylics. its a great surface.  I make these myself. I have them cut by my handyman who will cut up a dozen at a time.  I also ask him to cut some 8 by 10 sizes because that seems to be the most popular size for daily paintings

lilly pad 8


This Watercolor is 4 by 4, (inches ) A watercolor on gessoboard & is for sale for $30.00 Plus S& H.
I painted this in the deductive manner. That means: I painted it and before it dried I used a wet brush to pulled out the objects from the still damp paint. Then, I allowed it to dry and later filled in the objects with another light glaze of paint. In this case the lighter color of yellow green.

Evening Pond

This painting is on gessoed masonite and is 6 inches by 6 inches.  $40.00
The koi are painted in watercolor.
The temperature today was very warm, about 80 degrees and I took the opportunity to clean my back porch and potted some flowers, oh yeah and some seeds.
I threw away two BIG garbage bags of trash, junk that was sitting outside all winter and stuff that just didn’t hold up to the weather. It all needed to be thrown away. Lots of dog toys, leaves and and old broken crockery. It looks better and now I just have to dig up the dirt and re pot the rest of the pots so this summer we have a whole summer of flowering plants. I planted two really large elephant ears, I love their tropical look and usually plant one or two each year. I also planted morning glories and hollyhocks which are both some of my favorite flowers.
I really wanted to get back to my larger paintings, I’m painting several commissions right now and I would like to get them finished because I’d like to paint something for myself. When I’m really working hard outside I do enjoy it but I am thinking of my painting the whole time and what it needs and when I get back to it, what I’ll change. I think most artist do this. Often I’ll dream about a painting and this drives me to get it finished. It ‘s like reading a good book and you can’t wait to get back to it to see how it ends!