Sunday, May 22, 2016

sunday sketches :: blue-footed booby


I was searching for an interesting character to draw and voila! I found this guy.


Every reference photo I saw of this bird was great. Just by lifting their foot to walk, they look like they are dancing. Don’t you think?

So this is my painting for Sunday Sketches … a happy little dancing bird!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

old guy


Another character popped up in my sketchbook.

I guess I’m dreaming of weather where I can wear tropical shirts!! I’m ready to be done with the chilly weather.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

sunday sketches :: the talker


I’ve been absent again. I was out of town for Mother’s Day weekend, then my grandson’s birthday. I came home to weather that has been so beautiful. I had to spend some time outside working the gardens. I’ve planted flowers of every color. Now if they would just hurry up and grow so I can paint them!!


Finished this painting just in time for Sunday Sketches. I’m trying to work on some new characters…here is one I call “The Talker.”

Be sure and stop by for a visit to see who else is participating!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

sunday sketches :: luau



My little piggy is going to a luau … no pork at this party though … except for the dancers!!

Alexandra over at Sunday Sketches mentioned an online class a week or so ago. It sounded so great, I decided to sign up for it myself.

It’s called Expressive Picture Book Characters by Lynne Chapman. Lynne is just adorable and explains her lessons in such a great way. I can recommend this class to anyone!! It is really great.

This little piggy is a sketch that I did for the class.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

creative tuesdays :: lil’ monsters


The theme at Creative Tuesdays caught my eye!

I don’t have a Lil’ Monster in the house anymore – she’s all grown up now.

In my picture, I drew a Mama monster giving the evil eye to her lil’ one for pointing. I can relate to this.

What mother hasn’t been embarrassed once or twice by their lil’ monster? I could write a novel!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

lunchroom friends


For Sunday Sketches, I did this painting of friends enjoying their lunch break. It really reminded me of my old work group! A mix of vegetarians and meat eaters – just joking and having fun!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

waiting for inspiration







This is how it’s been lately!! Just waiting for my Muse to show up!

As a side note, I accidentally scanned the first image as Grayscale instead of Color and decided I liked it better than the colors I had painted!

So…I finished the other doodles in the same way and added a touch of blue to each drawing. I love happy accidents!!

If you have a few minutes, please head on over to Sunday Sketches. See you there!

Friday, April 15, 2016

bird’s-eye view


Of a bird’s nest!


Looking out my studio window, sits a mother robin. She has built her nest in the crook of the rainspout on my neighbor’s house.

She was my inspiration for this painting. Although, I had to paint my little birdie blue…just for a pop of color!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

goodnight kiss


Just a quick drawing of a mother kissing her sleeping angel at bedtime.


Now that my baby is all grown up, I sure miss that. It’s just not the same kissing a cat goodnight! You come away with a mouth full of cat hair!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

birthday party



No, it’s not my birthday! I’ve just been working on some sketches with a family photo album feel to them.

When I was growing up, we didn’t take pictures very often. I have an album full of First Day of School, Christmas, Easter Sunday, and me with a Birthday Cake. Repeat this from age 1 through 18. There’s not much else in-between these occasions!

Very different to the way things are today! Although, I still don’t have many photos of myself, I do have about 500 photos of my pets!

Join me at Sunday Sketches!