Monday, September 26, 2011


Check out the 2 sided aceo
painted on both sides

In time for Halloween
the identity of the witch is



a day and nite pumpkin is also available here

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Frat house 
Roman Senate 
Trick or Treat?

No matter, he's ready
complete with touches of gold watercolor 
neck, waist, wrist and hem 
and the wreath of laurel on his head.

Friday, September 23, 2011

What? You think he dreamt of being a dolphin?

ted has dreams of playing in the NFL
he'd sneak off his shelf and hang out 
in front of the big screen on Sundays
and Monday nights
and the occasional Thursday night
glued to the action!

You think he dreamed of being a dolphin, lion, panther, jaguar, 
bengal, raven or colt? :P

No stinking way! It's always been...

da bears

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oregon College Athletic Supporter!

ted is really enthralled with college sports
he picked up a new T and banner for his room
he's ready to cheer on the OS Beavers!

new hoodie and even a duck call 
ted is set to cheer for the UO Ducks!

I love his new found enthusiasm but
there is a bit of a dilemma...
where will he sit and who will he cheer on
during the civil war?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


ted pays homage to the folks that run in when we run out!
a special mix of courage and will
make a firefighter

Monday, September 19, 2011

Who can it be?

At your door 
looking for free candy
who could it be?

I think I know
the ears and fuzzy paws 
give him away!
ted e bear will do anything for free treats!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bear at the door...

ted is trying out Halloween costumes 
getting ready for "free candy" day

Watercolor and pen and a little twinkling H2Os 
complete this little glistening painting.

I wonder what's next?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fog Value

            Fog for the DPW Challenge this week - Value -  in Indigo watercolor. 4 x 9.75 inches. 

I have been everywhere looking for frames 6 x12 (approximately) to mat and frame a few paintings this size.  I've located 4x12 (not great) and 7x15 (ok but only wall frame not tabletop)  I like the option of placing on a table or in a bookshelf, etc. Any suggestions?

Monday, September 12, 2011


Soon Halloween will be upon us
Ted is checking out his options 
Keeping with the seafaring theme
He's come up with this outfit
Is there shore leave to Trick or Treat?

Equipped with a silver sword and a golden earring, eyepatch and tricorn hat
he's feeling like a swashbuckler!

bare bear bearing gift

Before he enlisted in the Navy,  I captured this image of ted,
a party animal!
Finally got around to filling in the details and added touches of sparkle with twinkling H2Os

I heard that he plans to stick to a seafaring theme for Halloween...

Thursday, September 8, 2011


New use for old dominoes?

Had a fun time making these little magnets...yes, they are watercolor!

I sanded the dominoes (reverse side) and put on a couple layers of Daniel Smith watercolor ground.
Then I sanded the ground a little too.  I like a bit of texture.
Painted these little pieces with my watercolors and sprayed them with Kamar Varnish, added a magnet (over the dots) and Voila! 
Magnetic watercolors.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer's End

The kids are back to school and fall colors and falling leaves aren't far behind.
A little pick up football game in the back yards and the scene is complete.

My favorite season - bring on the cider!

Monday, September 5, 2011

the bank

The DPW Challenge this week is to paint your pig...
I went with the bank :D
Had to dust it first
that's not to say that it's empty
but it's not full either...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Again? Shore Leave for bears...

That little sailor scored another shore leave!
Well he's at my dream destination 
giving the pyramids a lift.
Still handsome in his uniform,
I miss you ted!