One year ago today my husband Mike and I were in England, enjoying a lovely day on the Salisbury Plain. We toured Stonehenge and Avebury, and finished our day in Bath with a quick tour of the Cathedral right before they closed for the evening. The day was gorgeous with a clear blue sky. At Stonehenge, we followed the approved path that kept us at a distance from the ancient stones. At Avebury, there were…

Three ACEOs to ponder. All of which should be posted soon in my Etsy store. Pretty Cleo, 2.5″x3.5″ ACEO, watercolor on 140# Arches “Pretty Cleo” is another attempt at an image I posted a few months ago. She’s a cutie, isn’t she? The Twilight Castle, 2.5″x3.5″ ACEO, watercolor and watercolor pencil on 140# Canson This ACEO started as I contemplated castles and landscapes. I need to start adding more environments to my work. My imagination…

Two Landscapes, 4″x5″, Watercolor on Arches 140# These two paintings are my homework assignment from my watercolor class. The goal was to paint a landscape using tone and value and only three colors. In this case, I used cobalt, viridian, and gamboge on the top/blue one, and cobalt, quin rose, and ultramarine on the bottom/purple one. The paper makes a tremendous difference. I did a series of practice pieces on 90# Canson, but it felt…