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Monday, April 7, 2014

Hot Rod Watercolor

"Hot Rod"
This watercolor recently sold at the Front Street Cafe in New Richmond, Ohio.  It features an antique "hot rod" that reminds the viewer of the antique cars that drive in during the summer months every Sunday in this quaint Ohio river town.  This cubist style painting with its bright colors brings in some of the buildings of the town, including the cafe and the River Hills Bank which has art deco architecture.  
I have others on display at the cafe which is really a hot spot on Friday and Saturday nights with great music and a full dinner menu.  It's worth a trip along route U.S. 52 east of Cincinnati to enjoy the food, the music, and of course, my art!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Festival New Richmond

This watercolor is the most recent painting shown (and sold) at the Front Street Cafe in New Richmond on the Ohio.  It's another in the series of bright and fun shapes depicting events and places in this quaint river town.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sample Art at Front Street Cafe

Below are examples of the art that will be for sale on December 14 at the Front Street Cafe from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come for lunch, browse the art

 Pear Collage on Canvas (SOLD)

 Acrylic Ink and Watercolor Sunflower

Path to Yosemite, Watercolor & Pastel

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sunflower Poured Ink and Watercolor

Poured Ink and Watercolor Sunflower
This is the finished product.  Below are some of the steps of this process.

Here is the sunflower drawn with edges and highlights masked.

I added yellow, red, orange and brown ink to the sunflower after wetting the surface of the flower only.

Here I have added green, yellow and blue to a rectangle around the flower after wetting the area with water.  I repeated the process for the light blue area.  Each time it must dry. 

Here is the painting with the mask removed.  The colors of the ink are really quite brilliant.

Here is the painting after adding some negative painting to suggest leaves.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Watercolor & Pastels

Below are small paintings that are watercolors embellished with pastel.  Each is matted to 8" x 10"
Edge of the Field


Poppy Please

Seaside Fence

Path to Yosemite

Fall on the Marsh in bright gold and soft blue 

Cottage by the sea is soft and gentle for Irish memories.  

Shore Marsh is almost abstract with its strong patterns of color.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Front Street Cafe Gallery Show

My paintings are on display at the Front Street Cafe in New Richmond, Ohio.
This delightful and  quaint cafe set along the banks of the Ohio River in the historic village of New Richmond, Ohio, the Front Street Cafe offers lunch, dinner and tasting.
Located just off U.S. 52 in southern Ohio, the address is 120 Front Street 45157.  
Phone: 513-553-4800
Web site:

 Here is the photo of the flower cart on Front Street
 and here is the painting--a fun and colorful interpretation!

 Outdoor festivals dot the summer schedule in New Richmond.  This photo of a band at the park along side the Ohio River generated
this painting "Drummer Boyz".  See the river in the background and the trees on the Kentucky side? (SOLD)

More paintings are in the cafe through mid October.  Others are some of my favorite including "Blue Ridge #3 and #4" plus the unusual "Sunset Layers."  All are for sale, of course.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Asian Peonies

"Asian Peonies" are so titled because the design being off-centered suggests an Asian look.  The peonies again came from my garden and the round vase is from an arrangement of flowers that my daughter sent to me on Mother's Day.  This is another in the series that begins with a totally wet paper with color dropped in and left to dry. After it dried, I studied it for quite a while to determine the placement of the vases as there was only one vase in the original arrangement.  I used lots of water and strong color contrast to make a splash with this painting.  Watercolor is so much fun to use if I let it be.  The fluid blending of color is what makes it incredibly soft and beautiful.