black-eyed susan & monarch butterfly #10

black-eyed susan & monarch butterfly #10

inspiration: Every now and then, I get email from someone who has stumbled on the 100 monarchs page. I feel guilty for not having accomplished my original vision. (In 2015, I had a grand idea that I would paint/draw monarch butterflies and somehow raise money for the...
Butterfly and flowers

Butterfly and flowers

  This has been my “reinvention” month. I implemented a new painting workspace using a small shelf to hold the paint and water in front of the easel. I can now reach paint, water and surface with the brush held in my mouth. Yay! Inspiration: I wanted to reinvent...
Monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies

inspiration: in January 2015, I saw the movie Flight of the Butterflies. In one of my more manic moments, I conceived of a fundraiser for monarchs and MS that would involve artists drawing/painting monarch butterflies, selling the art and sending the proceeds either...
Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

monarch caterpillar watercolor pencil drawing – final – May 2016 monarch caterpillar watercolor pencil drawing – semi final Improved: drawing what I see adding volume Challenges: controlling pencil pressure covering large areas of color paper seems coated before I...