Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Lake Ewauna, Klamath Falls, OR, looking south.
Aceo pastel. 2.5" x 3.5"
Matt, Hannah & Jordan, and coots.


Mt. Shasta from Oregon

This is the piece i completed in time for our final critique which was today! It is oil, done mostly by palette knife, 12 x 9 inches. A study, but it stands on its own (very happy about that!). oh- and it is on Wallis paper.


Bean pot and pears, from my own photo. This was a little frustrating, but i think it is ok now.
oil on panel



October abstract.
I have wanted to paint this photo for a long time. Not sure how successful it is, but at least it is out of my system. A small oil study, 8 x 10.


This is a little study of the cross on Mt. Roberts, looking North at the channel and Mt. Juneau. (The people are my friend Dayna and me.) Image below is still on the painting board and top image is "finished".


This is a small oil paint study of a pastel i painted awhile ago. This was done quickly on Wallis paper.


Crimson Clover

The semester is well underway and i am taking 4 classes! Anthro, English, Painting and Sculpture. All good so far...but there is lots to do. Here is one of the first things i did in painting class. Painting on Kitty Wallis paper, no gesso, small...trying impressionistic style.


This is a watercolour of a photo from a nature magazine, blatantly copied - of Bright Blue Pleasing Fungus Beetles (Gibbifer californicus). i just love them, so i painted them with my new Winsor&Newton watercolour set! Painted a few weeks ago in early Jan.


Here is the finished piece, more realist than usual, but i like it. Matt took the photo and was struck by the bright winter sun making such distinct shadows on the house.