Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dock at Riverwalk Park

Journal - Sketch of the Riverwalk Park Dock - painted at the Cape Fear Sketchers paint-out.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Fountain at Riverwalk Park

Journal - Sketched yesterday at Riverwalk Park, Belleville, NC with Cape Fear Sketchers

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Journal Gnome Place Like Airline Gnome

Journal - Gnome Place Like Airlie Gnome - Putting Paint to Sketch. Sketched on location, painted later

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Keeping It Light on Yet Another Rainy Day

Journal - Another heavy-rain day, flooding in the area, thunder, lightning .... sigh .. Keeping it light despite the dark weather ... modified from a lesson by Andy Geeson

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Splashing On a Rainy Day

Journal - We're starting yet another -- sigh -- week of rain --- ground is saturated and by now so are much of our spirits ... every once in a while, we'll get a few hours of patchy sun, but rain continues in this unseasonable weather pattern we're in. Feeling wet and soggy myself, I decided to just splash around in my paints - and leave some of the rain outdoors ...

Thursday, July 26, 2018


Journal - A few friends joined me to sketch objects brought from home and some nature items. We sat at the RV Pavilion - had a lovely breeze from the fans and a great time ...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Journal - Our scheduled Sketch trip to Wilmington was canceled today due to severe storms and flooded roads. So I staged my own sketching session as an "Ode" to the days and days of rain -- my boots and husband's large umbrella.

Saturday, July 21, 2018


Though I now live at the beach, my favorite place is on the 'backside' -- the gold and emerald Marsh ...

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Southport, NC Marina

Journal - Sketched this morning at the Southport Marina - beautiful breeze despite the high heat ..

Friday, July 06, 2018

Purple Splash and Splatter

Journal - Playing with splashing and splattering again ... from imagination ...

Saturday, June 30, 2018

My Herbs

Journal - Sketching the herbs I have growing in my Southport home.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Oak Island Lighthouse

Journal - I'm using the Cheap Joe's Kilamanjaro Black Travel Journal and really love the paper and it fits nicely in my smallish art bag -- it reminds me of Arches #140CP - but the watercolor journal has 25 pages and easily takes watercolor on both sides -- Love it for watercolor journaling!
A sketch of the Oak Island Lighthouse ... NC ...

Friday, June 22, 2018

Water Boarders

Journal - From a photo taken during our Marsh Walk - Water Boarders ...

Monday, June 18, 2018


Journal - Living now so close to the beach, it seems painting waves is the least I can do .... lol

Friday, June 15, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Journal - Blue Heron

Journal - Sketching subjects from our new home (photo reference from Val Web)....

Friday, June 01, 2018


Journal - Visited the Shallotte NC Market last week and came home with the most amazing bunch of sunflowers -- Had to put paint to paper ....!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Journal - Oleander. I spotted these flowers on a long, warm, breezed-filled walk in downtown Southport. I remembered them from my time in South Carolina ... but didn't really notice the many petals of this sweet flowering shrub until I painted them.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Journal - Something from Home

Finally moved and settled into our new home in Southport, N.C.  This is from a workshop with Leslie Fehling in a Stillman and Birn Beta Notebook.  The assignment was 'Something from home."

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Wishing for Spring!

Journal - wishing for spring ... two brief snowfalls in one week .. enough!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Friday, February 09, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Flowers and Blue Vase

Journal - Modified flowers and vase from a tutorial by Andrew Geeson ...

Monday, January 08, 2018

Marsh - Coastal River, RV Park, Beaufort, NC

Journal - The Marsh - a view from our RV at Coastal River RV Park, Beaufort, NC

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Sunset - Coastal River RV Park

The sunset that greeted us our first night at Coastal River RV Park, Beaufort, NC. (Journal)