Brenna Blowing a Dandelion

I just finished this watercolor on Aquabord of a friend of mine's daughter, Brenna. I loved this shot. Not your typical portrait pose. These are my favorite to do... just an action caught in time, the subject unaware of being photographed. Innocence and the sheer beauty of youth.

Paddle Plant – 6 x 6″ watercolor

This is the final painting. (posted March 23, 2015) Paddle Plant WIP (watercolor on cradled aquabord, 6 x 6 ") This is the second piece for the Temple of Flora show that will be at the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro in April. The theme of it is the Paddle Plant. I chose a ...

Amorphophallus Titanum

"Amorphophallus Titanum" Watercolor on wood panel I am pleased to be a part of a group show in Asheville, NC coming up this April called the Temple of Flora. This is the first finished piece of two that I will be sending up for the show. I love how it turned out, though it was ...

Farmers Market Radishes

Sometimes bringing your camera pays off and you get some inspiring pictures to paint for projects in the future. Like these radishes. (original painting available here). I shot these at a farmers market in Huntsville last spring (and I KNOW I shot a very colorful carrot one, too but for the life of me I ...

Anna, watercolor on Aquabord

"Anna" Watercolor on Aquabord, 12 x 16" (Materials used: Ampersand Aquabord, Daniel Smith watercolors, Dynasty Black Gold brushes) Happy New Year! I was very busy this Christmas painting commissions and I hope to share some with you here. This particular painting was a gift for my boyfriend. His daughter, Anna, a very pretty subject indeed! ...

The Makings of a Card…WIP from Start to Finish.

A very dear friend of mine is getting married. An extremely happy occasion! I get to do something fun for this and thought I would share the WIP of the project here. I took shots of the painting and then of the end result. The painting is done with Daniel Smith Watercolors on Ampersand Aquabord ...

Benedict Cumberbatch – graphite on rag paper

I have been itching to draw and/or paint this amazing actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. My mom picked the photo and it was a good choice. It shows his best features and incredible eyes. A handsome guy, there is no doubt, Benedict's acting talent shines on the big screen as well as the small within our homes. ...

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