Tags » Sketchbook Pages

Mika, Formosan Mountain Dog Portrait

This little cutie was a fun challenge to paint. Below are some steps along the way, including the reference photos that I joined and edited in Photoshop to simplify the background and combine the tops and bottoms of her ears. 246 more words

Sketchbook Pages

I think I really like watercolors. 

So another really long break between posts. :(

Started doing some more watercolor stuff recently. Have never been a huge fan of watercolors. Not sure why, probably because I don’t know how to use them well. 33 more words


Crockett's Funky Main Street

Inspired by a wonderful urban plein air painting workshop and demo by one of my favorite artists, Randy Sexton, I sketched the main street in the funky little town of Crockett that houses his studio, … 114 more words

Sketchbook Pages

Busby's Orchid in Sadie's Footprint Pot

For Mothers’ Day my daughter-in-law Brittney gave me this adorable flower-pot that she and her mom decorated with my grandbaby Sadie’s footprints (dipped in paint) as the wings of a butterfly. 102 more words

Sketchbook Pages

Angry cats and things....

It has been way too long my friends. I apologize. So to make up for it and if my data plan allows it, I shall bombard you with snaps from my sketchbook. 36 more words


Leo Take Two: Same Dog, Revised Painting

After I varnished Leo’s painting and was going to deliver it to the family that commissioned it, I realized I wasn’t satisfied with the background. I asked for and was granted permission to adjust it.  288 more words

Sketchbook Pages