Koi Pond Watercolor – Jan/Feb 2017

My cousin, Teri, posted this beautiful video on FB and I had to copy it into a watercolor. I tried the Chinese Pour Technique. I’ve been working on artwork for kids for so long that it’s a bit more fanciful than I was working for, yet I’m still enjoying it.

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Square Art in Monticello on July 1st


I’m participating in the Square Art Monticello event this Friday, July 1 from 5-8pm on the square in Monticello. Stop by if you’re going to the First Friday Film or just in the downtown area. 12983368_10208619726866587_8152473312516839681_o

Peony Painting with MAAC and Allerton House – 2015

I recently held a class for ~20 participants on peony painting in the garden of Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, IL. The Monticello Area Arts Council approached me about the event and I wasn’t sure about the setting and how it would go. I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm and willingness of the painters. They seemed to have such a good time, from the inexperienced to those who painted without guidance. Quite a fun night!


Monticello, Illinois Reds of Christmas Illustration and Postcard

The Monticello Area Arts Council commissioned an illustration and final product postcard to be used as their participant handout during the downtown area’s Reds of Christmas event on Friday, November 28, 2014. The final product I provided was a 5×7 card made from my 11×17 “Wineglass” illustration. I was very pleased with how it turned out and the Arts Council loved it.

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