Aloha! I just returned from my fabulous trip to Maui with my family. We stayed in a town called Kihei in a very lovey condominium resort. Our lanai had a view of the ocean, so every morning we started the day with coffee and art. Below are a few of my watercolor illustrations.

Kihei, Maui

The Last Day of June

To end the month of June an Elephant and a Bold Design
And, don’t forget World Watercolor Month starts July 1st…tomorrow!

World Watercolor Month is an annual global charitable event featuring the ultimate challenge of 31 Watercolors is 31 Days
31 days when artists around the globe come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolor and help raise awareness for arts education to get art supplies for kids who need them via The Dreaming Zebra Foundation. For more information about World Watercolor Month visit Doodlewash here

Elephant: Watercolor and watercolor pencils


Kuretake Zig watercolor pens.

Deviled Eggs

One of my summer time favorites…Deviled Eggs and with a dash of paprika. No runny eggs for me, my eggs must be throughly cooked.

Watercolor an colored pencil 8″ x 6″

Plus…a quick morning sketch 3″ x 5″

Cauliflower Lesson

Today’s watercolor lesson is the Cauliflower….One of my favorite veggies, especially when seasoned with curry and cumin. Painting the cauliflower flowerets was a challenge, but I persevered, more practice needed. 🙂

Watercolor, watercolor pencil and pencil,  8″ x 6″



Artichoke and Bagels

Happy Monday!

Food items are the topic of the day.
Have a creative day and draw or paint something in the kitchen, an endless source of options.

Artichoke – watercolor and pencil

Bagels – watercolor, gouache and watercolor pencil


Greetings…Today’s post are two pieces of art from a few years back. I’ve had a good friend visiting for the past few days and I haven’t put pen to paper.

Have a lovely weekend and see you next week.

Drawing and collage

Colored pencils and Marker

Saguaro #2

Good Morning Wednesday….On Monday,  I posted a watercolor Saguaro and I intended to duplicate the sketch with acrylic….but I ended up taking a different direction. I used an existing canvas I had. It had been covered with crinkled tissue paper. As I painted over the canvas, I left some of the orange tissue paper visible and incorporate the color into the painting.

Size: 20″ x 16″ acrylic

Cheers and have a creative Wednesday.

Watercolor Practice

Good morning… below are a couple of watercolor practice pieces. They are both 5” x 7”. My practice was specifically for blending and layering color. Watercolor has never ending surprises and it is a life long endeavor.

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.