Roses and Flamingos

Splish splash!

 The delightful photo of this Florida flamingo taken by Tom Willis, was just calling out to be painted. Trying to capture the fluffy feather...

Monday, June 5, 2023

Splish splash!

 The delightful photo of this Florida flamingo taken by Tom Willis, was just calling out to be painted. Trying to capture the fluffy feathers and raindrops was a challenge, but a fun one. They are such amazing birds.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Traveling Travel Journal Class!

 I'm excited to begin a four week traveling travel journal class through the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, June 6, 13, 20, 27, 1:00 - 4:30.  We will meet at the museum and head out to paint in our journals.

  Register here:



FROM $160.00

By request from the travel journal class students, we will venture out to paint "plein air" travel journals. Students will meet at the Art Museum at 1 PM to allow travel time to venues. Students should bring their own travel journal, recommended: Moleskine Art Watercolor Album. Paints, brushes, pencils and micro pens will be provided. A more detailed supply list will be provided after registration.

Prerequisite for this class is to have previously taken the Travel Journal class or to be experienced in painting “plein air.”



CLASS SERIES | TUESDAYS | 1 PM - approximately 4:30 PM

  • June 6, 2023

  • June 13, 2023

  • June 20, 2023

  • June 27, 2023

LOCATIONSTo Be Announced; Students

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

It’s a Jungle Out there!

 This painting of terra cotta pots and geraniums began as a demo for a Mother’s day event. As I was painting it just seemed to need a little green frog, a native Indiana leopard Frog.  « it’s a Jungle Out there! »  

Monday, May 29, 2023

Irresistible Irises

 Irises are just about done blooming....always sad to see them fade away.  But before they do, I just needed to paint these two beauties.  They are small paintings, 8" x 8" and fit perfectly into two lovely white frames I have been saving! 

Fascinating Flamingos

 Flamingos still have their grip on me!  I have continued to paint their typical  gestures, that together, form a dance.  As I recover from shingles, this is good therapy!

Saturday, May 6, 2023

A Flamboyance of Flamingos!

 Flamingos are just so exciting to paint! They exude attitude with all of their poses that as an artist makes them appealing. It began at the paint out at the Indianapolis Zoo and a month later I still have the burning desire to keep on painting them.

My first painting at the zoo emerged with a minimal background to let “The Gronk” in all his pompous glory to shine.  In my studio I have experimented with backgrounds to show them in their natural habitat at the zoo, but have gone back to simplicity, with nothing competing to detract from their uniqueness. 

As I look at the paintings with backgrounds, I think of an artist who said”the best painting was 15 minutes ago.”  Overpainting, knowing when to stop, that is the tension in watercolors.

So for now, I am embracing simplicity! 

Monday, May 1, 2023

Roses and Flamingos!

 The gorgeous rose bouquet my sister brought to my artists reception at the Chapel Gallery was irresistible inspiration.  Painting flowers in the wild comes naturally to me, but a bouquet it a bit of a challenge.  There were times I wondered if it was going to turn out, but abandoning preconceived ideas I pressed on. 

Then it was finally time to get back to flamingos from my fabulous zoo experience.  In process….