Monday, September 17, 2012

New work. . .

This is a piece I am working on to enter into the Springville Museum's Spiritual and Religious show.  This is my take on the allegory of the olive tree. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012


A portrait I am working on.  This is just done with Bic colored pens on 140lb watercolor paper.  I am surprised with how well the color works.  No more expensive art pens for me...well maybe not for some things :) i am really on an ink kick lately, I don't know what it is, maybe it is because I know that if I screw up it's permantent and that makes it more interesting.  This is taking forever though and I am not the most patient artist (or person for that matter) the dark background may kill me.  The good thing about projects like these are they are very time consuming and tedious and that takes my mind off of everything else for a while.


On my last trip home my gorgeous niece brought it to my attention that I had not drawn or painted her, ithis is kind of true, I've started a million times, but never finished.  It seemed I could never quite catch her likeness to my pleasing.  So, i set out to find an image that I wanted to draw.  This is a pic I took of her for a photography class and I wanted to see if I could do it justice in ink.  I can't wait to give it to her in a couple weeks.  I love you Lou.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


  My weekend project was to do some illustrations for my sister's playroom, it is a project in the making for like 6 months, but better late than never :)  She wanted something child-like so we went for a looser rendering, which I was happy to oblige because it was much quicker.  It was fun to work in marker and NuPastel, i haven't done that for a while.  I can't wait to see them on her wall!

Sunday, September 2, 2012


I dusted off the old watercolors and had some fun :) I may have stolen the pic off facebbook, but it's alright-the beautiful baby boy is my beautiful cousin's.  PS Jennie, the pic is in the mail...well almost.