Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Blue Tit

This one is a special order going to a private collection in Scotland!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015


At cabin in snow. All I had was my watercolors and food. 


Monday, November 23, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cedar Wax Wing and Western Tagager 2 SOLD

I started my birds daily painting this week.  My first couple of efforts were frustrating. Then I took a more relaxed technique which I like better.


Western Tanager v.2

Cedar Wax wing

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Persimmons with leaves

Just picked from Placerville. Leaves wilt quickly so I have to work fast. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Watercolor Saturday

Here's a take on persimmons. 
One is in the style of Chinese brush painting. 
Also Zinias painted in watercolors after doing them in acrylics last week. 


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Apples and persimmon today.

SOLD today


Getting ready for upcoming show. Dec 5/6.

Here is an abstract canvas!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Granny Smith - SOLD

Step 1 paint white canvas yellow. The under painting. 

Step 2 sketch subject. 

Step 3 paint. 
Loving the green apple!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Figure drawing / painting sessions

I have begun a series of group nude figure sessions with 3 other artists.
Here are sketches from the first 2 sessions. The painting was done from the sketch at home.
The sketches are in chalk pastel and are about 1 x 20 inches. The painting is an 8 x 10.

Polly LaPorte Bio Sheet

Persimmon in acrylic take 2

I repainted the persimmon to see if I could improve it. I loosened up on the framing and added a little bit of detail in the background. These persimmons are from my mom's tree in Placerville. The painting location is at our cabin in Tahoe.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Johagold and HoneyCrisp AND Abstract Day

With this set I am including an abstract line and color form. I am learning how to paint lines.... Not so easy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Persimmon and Honey Crisp v. 4 Acrylics

Today was acrylic painting day. My second try at painting the persimmon. I went with a more painterly method. On the Honey Crisp I tried to get the red green stripes to look convincing.