Betty at the Pool

Inspired by a post by the Bryan Museum, this watercolor, which makes me think of Betty in Storms of Malhado, was something I just had to paint. And a few magical things happened while I was painting it. It pretty much painted itself, the watercolors being all loose and flowy and fun, the way watercolorsContinue reading “Betty at the Pool”

Christmas Llama

Penguins, llamas, polar bears, or bears in hats? It’s what I ask the collectors who bought Christmas boxes, because that’s what’s on the wrapping paper. I personally am partial to the polar bears because they’re just so cute – but really all the designs are adorable and all boxes are full of goodness, though IContinue reading “Christmas Llama”

I’ll Miss You, Aimée!

Bittersweet: This morning I finished the sixth draft of The Glory Days of Aimée Bonnard and sent it off to my editor. I will miss Aimée, but in her own way, she will be with me while I work on my other projects and wait for the editor’s feedback. The thing is I really thinkContinue reading “I’ll Miss You, Aimée!”

The Great Escape Artist

I’m very inspired by the story of the octopus who escaped from a New Zealand aquarium and squeezed its large body through a drain pipe making its way to the ocean. Perhaps there’s hope for all of us, and y’all know there are few things I like better than thoughts of escaping. Pandemics and theContinue reading “The Great Escape Artist”

Summer Fun

Today I drew a little toy car John gave me, and had fun coloring it with markers like a child. I also figured out how to make my Crazy Good Deal page work, so expect to see an exciting opportunity to acquire a piece of art for a steal on it each and every day.Continue reading “Summer Fun”

Wear Your Mask

Ok, everyone, I love you, please wear your mask! Wear it in such way that it covers both your mouth and nose (both nostrils!), and while wearing it kindly still stay 6 feet away from others. It’s easy enough, even if it’s hot out. It’s a sign of respect and responsibility and a small inconvenienceContinue reading “Wear Your Mask”

Enzo’s Portrait

Of course, when your mentor gives you a painted horse, you have to paint the portrait of the painted horse. It was so much fun to paint Enzo today on Facebook Live! I might switch things up a bit as of tomorrow and do my live painting via YouTube as opposed to Facebook. I doContinue reading “Enzo’s Portrait”

Rose Vine

Today I drew this rose vine I want to use for the new cover of The Adventures of Miss Vulpe. I also made some meaningful progress on my new manuscript, including finally giving it a name: The Glory Days of Aimée Bonnard. And there’s a new horsie in the gallery. His name is Enzo andContinue reading “Rose Vine”