Saturday, November 23, 2013

MONTHLY RECAP -- What I Have Been Up To

This month, I was busy with a portrait commission and illustrating a children's book.

I finished and shipped the portrait to my friend in Ohio, just a few days ago.  These are three of her grandchildren, so I really wanted her to love it.  I'm always nervous when there is more than one subject in the portrait.  But, I was satisfied with the result (as was my client, thankfully) --

watercolor by Pat Howard, 29" x 21"

Another fun project was "Annabelle" -- illustrations for a baby's board book.  Here are a few of the illustrations:  (there were 11 total)

And, of course, I continue to take lots of pictures, which may or may not become paintings, down the road:

Geraniums, safely inside before the first snowfall of the season.

A harmless wolf spider on our back deck -- scary and hairy, but harmless.  Glad he was OUTSIDE!

Morning visitors

Alan starting on a new project -- his last before he retires.

The view out our front window in Durango


  1. Lovely pictures and beautiful pictures!:)
    I'm an absolute beginner and I think I can learn a lot from your blog. Thanks for sharing these:)

    1. So glad that you found your way to my blog, Tarang! Hope that you enjoy it. Thanks for the nice comments.

  2. I enjoyed seeing your different type of paintings and pics. Great post

    1. Thank you, Polly -- and thanks for commenting!