Thursday, January 21, 2010


The finished watercolor based on the photo below.  I really like the way it came out... it's bright and warm and as my husband says reminds him of summer. I hope you like it!

Last year I did a photo shoot of this gorgeous Arabian stallion "Aur Elijah" - this is one of the photos with him and his new pasture friend smelling noses. I just love this photo! The photographs I took actually became published in an article by NW HorseSource magazine see it here:

I decided I wanted to do a watercolor painting from this photo which I have entitled "Friends".... I will post it on my blog shortly.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


The finished portrait of Chester. I decided to paint him in watercolors. Every time I use watercolors I am amazed at it's beauty but also somewhat frustrated by it's difficulty too - it's certainly not a forgiving medium! Anyway, the portrait came out vibrant and was a lot of fun to paint!

Monday, January 11, 2010

To Receive is a Blessing... to Give is an Honor.

I have just been blessed with a new (to me) painting easel from a lovely couple in Blaine. It's just exactly what I need right now and will enable me to really exploit my painting skills and create some beautiful big paintings.

As a thank you for the great easel I received, I am going to paint this lovely kitty cat that belonged to the couple who gave me the easel. I have decided to paint it in watercolor and I hope they will treasure the portrait for many years to come.

Stay tuned for it's progress....

Sunday, January 3, 2010

In loving memory....

The finished portrait! I hope my client will be pleased with the result. I really enjoyed creating the beautiful black glossy coat this dog had. This portrait is intended as a gift and I truly hope the recipient will be delighted with it.

I included the photograph I am primarily working from in this image so you can see the likeness of the portrait to the actual dog. I think it's coming together acurately.

We are now starting to see the shape and portrait really come together. I like to start with the darkest tones first and add softer shades at the end.