Friday, May 16, 2008

Tybee Island Beach

11" x 15" Watercolor

My sister and her husband just returned from a little trip to St. Augustine and Savannah. She brought me some pictures, too! This is a scene from a beautiful beach on Tybee Island, GA.

I'll be leaving on Sunday for a week in Kansas City - I probably won't post again till I return, unless I just happen to do some practice tomorrow.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunset Palms

11" x 15" Watercolor

This is my first attempt after viewing Tom Jones' DVD that I bought at the luncheon. Still needs some work, but I'm excited and anxious to try some more!

Happy Mother's Day to my daughter and daughter-in-law! Thank you for giving me the greatest gifts - grandchildren! See you soon!

Friday, May 9, 2008

What a Wonderful Day!

The Citrus Watercolor Club had a luncheon today, to install new officers. It was a wonderful experience for me - I'm really new to the club, and don't really know many members yet - but my newest instructor just happens to be the out-going President, so she made sure to sit me with all of her other students. Fun afternoon - wonderful new friends! The best part was the demonstration by Tom Jones! What a terrific artist! I'm scheduled to take his workshop in November, so I got a taste of what it would be like -- I can't wait!

Below is the painting he did in his demonstration - in 1-1/2 hours. Absolutely breathtaking!

Then, when I got home -- these incredible flowers were waiting for me for Mother's Day - sent from Kansas City from my wonderful daughter and my terrific son! I don't know if the photo captures just how gorgeous they are! A huge tropical arrangement with Birds of Paradise and other very colorful flowers! What a beautiful ending to a Wonderful Day! Thank you, kids!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Flower Fairy

"The Flower Fairy"

11" x 14" Watercolor

I've been working on this painting for several weeks now. I painted it for my granddaughter, Haley. I hope she likes it! I've really been struggling with the face - I was afraid that I'd never get it! And, I still may have to make some adjustments to it. I'll take it to class on Tuesday and see what they say. Over all, I think I like it!

Tomorrow, we have a luncheon at Watercolor Club. And, a demonstration by Tom Jones. I've signed up for his workshop in the Fall. I'm excited to see his work in person!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Take 2

I tried another one of those water scenes today -- this one is much larger than the one we did in class. I like it better, also.

I haven't been painting much this week -- I heated the pool, and have been swimming every day! It feels so good to be back in the water!