Category Archives: watercolor

Birches 2, Radiance, ink with watercolor washes

I remember, after I’d spent two weeks on the ink drawing that is the basis of this work, holding a wet brush full of yellow watercolor, not sure it was the right thing to do, and absolutely sure I’d screw it up if painted it in. I’m so glad I took the chance. We have […]

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Evening Breeze on the Beach

No, I’m not on vacation, I painted this in 2000. I love that feeling of the breeze in the beach grasses, the sound of the waves breaking just over the dune, and the long and colorful shadows and warm sunlight, the day cooling as the sun begins to set. After the first time I visited […]

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My Home Town Celebrates its 125th Anniversary

This year the town of Carnegie, Pennsylvania turns 125 years old. This weekend is the big celebration on Main Street. This weekend is the big celebration. I don’t travel too far to paint and sketch, but find new perspectives to share on the most familiar things around me. I have many paintings and photos of […]

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Ahhh, Summer, Geraniums and Parsley

Typically when I look out my back door I see my big vegetable garden, lots of perennial flowers and wildflowers, and my everlasting pink and red geraniums, some of which are 15 years old and saved in the basement each winter. In 2016, after my wild black cherry tree fell the year before and smashed […]

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Sunset on the Bay, Watercolor

This original watercolor of beach houses on the Chesapeake Bay was painted from my own photos and memories. This is a view from Chincoteague Island across the Chesapeake Bay toward the mainland in Virginia. That stillness, that odd pink light of a sultry evening on the bay…the beach houses along the dock looked so puny […]

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Headed for the Beach in the Evening

No, I’m not on vacation, I painted this in 2000. But it’s evening and I love that feeling of the breeze in the beach grasses, the sound of the waves breaking just over the dune, and the long and colorful shadows and warm sunlight. After the first time I visited the beach I discovered that […]

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Marketplace: “Watercolor Cats” Feline Note Cards ~ The Creative Cat

While I have many other watercolors, these paintings are a subject on an open background, more abstract and experimental, and are versatile for communicating your message: friendship, thinking of you, sympathy, invitation, and more. Read more on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: “Watercolor Cats” Feline Note Cards

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Colorful Kelly, 2012 ~ The Creative Cat

This sketch totally surprised me—I’d never done a thing like it before. Inspired by Kelly awaking from a nap on my desk I’d been about to try out these watercolor pencils while she was sleeping. I discovered that what I thought was black was navy blue and decided to go ahead. I’m so glad I […]

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The Magic of a “Snowy Morning” ~ The Creative Cat

Because we awoke to a good snow this morning… This sketch is from January 2015, inspired by Bella watching a snow flurry. Without someone to rescue her she’d be out there, she might be trying to feed herself and kittens like Mimi did, she might not even have survived, instead of sitting safe inside a […]

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Let’s Make It Summer Again: Geraniums and Parsley

Oh, I can just feel that summer afternoon with the windows and doors open and birds singing and the noonday sun straight overhead to shine a spotlight on the pots of geraniums and parsley on the steps to my deck. Every time I looked at it I stopped and smiled. The original painting is still […]

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