Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bursting With Joy

16x20 Watercolor Batik
My last entry for our Batik Show.  These are a friend's pomeganates.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Gamecock Fan II

18x18 Watercolor Batik
Traded Gamecock Fan I with an artist friend so I had to do another for an upcoming
show at the Greenville Chamber in November.SOLD

Silver Lining

18x18 Watercolor Batik mounted on canvas
A little something different with the silver leaf edging.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


20x24 Watercolor Batik. Radishes on a cut glass plate

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Proud Granddaughter

This is my artist granddaughter, Maddie, with the painting she did yesterday. Maddie is  nine years old and quite accomplished.  She has loved to draw since she was very small, I think one of my earliest posts was a portrait of me she did when she was five

How Many Koi

This 22x28 is my largest watercolor batik yet. How many fish do you see? The background in the painting is more purple than I could adjust the photo.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Gamecock Fan

Back to Watercolor Batik.  Loved the colors in this regal rooster I photoed at one of the plantation gardens near Charleston last spring.  He is mounted on an 18x18 canvas, I am attempting to move this medium into a larger format.  Our MNP group is working on Batiks for a show at the Greenville Chamber to be displayed in Nov. & Dec.


This is a transparent watercolor approx. 14 x 16 that I started at the Sue Archer workshop I took at Kanuga this year.  It is an attempt to paint in Sue's style of layering using strong contrast in lighting.  Loved the workshop and learned a lot.SOLD

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


A 5x7 Pet commission in acrylic

Crab Cakes II

A larger attempt at the crabs in Watercolor Batik. This will frame to about

Monday, April 1, 2013

I'm Thinking Fruit Salad

Another Batik to accompany  "I'm Thinking Salsa II".  Hope my friend likes it.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


This is a painting a friend wanted me to do.  It is from a photo she took of her husband, grandchild and if you look real close you will see the grandchild's baby doll.  She has a great sense of humor and liked the different stages of baldness of the threesome. A joy to paint.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


11x17 Watercolor batik on rice paper
Used a little heavier rice paper on this painting which took a little adjusting, but all in all
a likable finished product.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

More Zinnias

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper
I have to call this painting more of an experiment.  May try it again in a larger format
Hard to get the detail with the wax working this small and a little messy looking for my taste.

I'm Thinking Salsa II

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper 
You may recognize this from a previous painting, I decided to try it again making more red tomatoes

Friday, January 11, 2013

I'm Thinking Crab Cakes

This is my trade painting for my Monday Night Painting group for 2012 (we're a little late but we will have a fun celebration this Monday night).  It is a watercolor batik on rice paper 8x10 from a photo I took when we went on our annual beach trip in October.  I think I like it enough to do again, but no two are exactly alike.  If anyone has any interest in this painting or any others please feel free to contact me at or  Thanks for looking! Happy New Year!

Standing Tall

Back to painting for the new year. 11x14 sunflowers done on rice paper watercolor batik