A Creek in Oregon

A Creek in Oregon

This was today’s live lesson from Acrylic University.

I used black paper and primed it with pthalo blue before the class. This was the first time that I painted water with acrylic paint.

Sunlight Through the Trees

Sunlight Through the Trees

6″ x 6″

This is my interpretation of lesson one from Acrylic University. What I like about acrylic paint is that you can paint over your mistakes.



Inktober52 #10

Copic, Faber Castell, Kuretake, Karin, Sketch Marker Graphix and Tombow pens on Strathmore Marker paper



9″ x 12″

Acrylic on Black Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Paper

#9 Egg


Inktober52 #9 Egg

The chickadee nest was abandoned and was found in the rhododendron by the back door.

8″ x 11″ Copic, Kuretake, Tombow, Faber-Castell and TRIBLEND Noir Spectrum pens on Hahnemuhle Harmony paper

Trembling Aspens

Trembling Aspens

9″ x 12″ Acrylic on Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black Paper

Last night was Friday Night Live with Acrylic University host Jed Dorsey who was joined remotely by special guest artist, Dianna Shyne – two artists painting from a photograph of trembling aspen trees in Prince Edward Island, Canada. I participated and painted along with others as we listened to the artists talk. It was so much fun!

I have happy memories of camping on Prince Edward Island with my childhood family. And during the pandemic I have been rereading the Anne of Green Gables series of books by L.M. Montgomery.



Inktober52 #8

Copic Ink Pen, Kuretake Custom Irodori Kabako Kit on Windsor and Newton Hot Press Watercolor Paper.

This one was fun to create, as we have such happy memories camping on the Mattole River when the kids were young.

Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset

8″ x 10″ Golden Open Acrylic on Fredrix Watercolor Board.

My new art foray is acrylic paint. Painting with acrylic paint is much different than painting with watercolor paint. So much different that I signed up for web lessons with Acrylic University. This painting I started a few weeks ago, and I am going to move on and start the lessons. I will continue on with Inktober 52, as it is only one drawing a week. I enjoy the challenge as creating art makes one think.


Dragonfly Inktober52 #7

Copic, Tombow and Sketchbox pens with watercolor paint on hot press Hahnemuhle watercolor paper



Inktober52 #6 Monster 5″ x 7″

My favorite monster is the Cookie 🍪 Monster from Sesame Street.

Copic and Faber-Castell Pens on Strathmore Marker Paper