Tuesday, August 20, 2013

African American Art - a watercolor of a St. Thomas Couple

 This is the second time I've painted this couple - I saw them near the beach in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands where my brother got married. Click here to view the original on Etsy.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cross Eyed Siamese Cat Art

Heee Heeeeeeeeee Doesn't this guy make you laugh?  I used to have a cross-eyed Siamese so I have a soft spot for them.  And lately, with all the challenges in my life, I need some levity.  My Smoky would one up this guy though - he would have his eyes crossed AND his tongue hanging out.  Hilarious.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Aaaaaaaaaand my last days of summer

Here are the paintings I'm working on right now...

For a special project I'll let you know more about as it unfolds...

I'm on a 'painting cross-eyed siamese' tangent right now.  I think it's because there have been several upsets in my personal life lately, so it really helps to have something to laugh at.  I hope this guy makes you laugh too!

This is a commission

This is almost done I think!

Gotta have fun with an abstract once in a while.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

New "Great Tit" Painting - Watercolor Art

I just finished this "Great Tit" bird watercolor painting.  I am back working in the schools as a social worker - my summer is officially over.  So now I'll be burning the midnight oil to get my painting done. Also, my dad just had surgery AND my water heater blew a gasket and flooded my kitchen floor.  So my house is completely torn up.  And yet, I paint.  It's been a crazy July!  So much so that I took a little trip to the North Caroline mountains.  Visit my travel4zen blog to see some pics!

Click on the painting to see the listing on Etsy.  If you would like a print, click here.

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