Friday, April 28, 2017


I just finished this elephant in graphite. I had forgotten how easy graphite is for me compared to the work I have to put in on colored pencil. 5x7 inches, watercolor smooth size paper. Photo by David Ash and used with permission. Now I'm ready to find another to do in graphite.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Elephant Family Finished

My elephant piece is finished. Graphite, smooth side of watercolor paper, 9x13 inches. Photo by David Ash. If I had to choose one medium as my favorite, it would be graphite. I love using one 2B mechanical pencil to make things look "real". It's very satisfying for me to be able to show that something is more than one color just using graphite.  It's darker in person.  The light on the graphite washed out the left side.

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Here is what I have been working on. Graphite, watercolor paper (smooth side), 9x13 inches. Photo by David Ash and used with permission. 3 of the 5 elephants are finished.


Sorry to have been MIA.  Still having medical problems.  Still working on some art.  Hope to be back to blogging soon.

I spent Easter with my nephew, his wife, his 7 yr old daughter, and his 2 yr old son.  Great to be with them all especially the babies.  Love those babies.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Sookie belongs to Larry Seiler on Facebook.  Still a puppy but at least twice this size now.  I am enjoying watching the pup grow into an adult.  Photo belongs to Larry and used with permission.The actual drawing is about 5x7 on larger paper.  Colored pencils on the smooth side of watercolor paper.

Monday, February 06, 2017

I have been watching some you tube videos and some live streaming of artists doing colored pencils. Two are from England. Amie Howard and Alice Photis (Fine Art by Alice). I am trying to incorporate some of their ways into mine. And most of all, I have had to slow down. I tend to hurry thru to get done. With these I'm taking it slow and stopping when I get antsy and want to hurry. I really like how these are going. Also trying to start several at once so I can go back and forth.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone.  Still having medical problems but hopefully the new year will bring healing.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Card Trade on Wetcanvas

Once again I participated in the Christmas card trade on the Wetcanvas Forum.  My cards are all done with graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, and ink all on each card.  Watercolor cards and envelopes purchased for the trade.