Primary Senses

Primary Senses

The year is 1989, and I was getting into every show! My work was hot and it was showing. I was back in Arizona and looking to experiment. Collages have always been a winner with jurors, so I decided to try it. I had watched several watercolor ideas on pouring...
Delta Dawn

Delta Dawn

In early 1983, I was experimenting with the popular use of plastic wrap placed on top of a watercolor wash. Also during this time, I was flying to South Texas to visit a friend. The two events collided together when I pulled the plastic off the full sheet of...
Ruthless Reds, Rogue Oranges, and Virgin Whites

Ruthless Reds, Rogue Oranges, and Virgin Whites

  After being painted, nothing is better for a painting than a great title. Feeling like the owner of the amazing horse Secretariat, I felt this painting would be a real blockbuster. I needed a real shocker of a title, something real hardcore. Whenever I title a...
Fire Pots

Fire Pots

  “Fire Pots” is the third painting in the “Pots and Jars Series.” It is the only painting in the series that is a quarter sheet of watercolor paper, 11” high by 15” wide. The first painting in the series, “Pots and Jars,” was a serious study in natural, earthy...
The Great Gold Squaw

The Great Gold Squaw

During 1982, I had my own adult watercolor classes. It met every Thursday morning at 9:00am to 12:00 noon. There were six to seven women ranging in ages, who were very enthusiastic and eager to learn each week. Each week I started class with a special demo that I felt...
Ha Ha Tonka Ski Stop

Ha Ha Tonka Ski Stop

We love living at the Lake of the Ozarks. When we lived in Oklahoma, we drove there as often as we could. One of our favorite places to visit on the lake is Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Just Google it! It is up the Big Niangua River that feeds the lake river system. One...