January 10, 2017
Winter Birds

Carolina Chickadee and Junco Illustration

Enjoyed creating my holiday card this year with two North Carolina mountain winter birds, the Carolina Chickadee and the Dark-Eyed Junco.  It is fun to have […]
June 8, 2016

Copic Marker Interior Rendering

Here is a finished in class demonstration that I did from my summer marker class.  Below are the first two steps that I used in a […]
May 4, 2016

Humming Bird with Columbine Illustration

Great to be part of the Plough & Pantry magazine team. This time I was challenged to include a Ruby-Throated Humming bird in my image that […]
November 17, 2015

Etsy Shop Holiday Cards

Want a special holiday card to send your family and friends this year?  What about supporting an artist at the same time?  Here is one of […]
July 27, 2015

Organizing Online Copic Color Marker Rendering Classes

Want to learn how to use Copic Markers?  This summer I am developing an online Copic marker rendering class series  It will be focused on using […]
July 13, 2015

Making a Copic Color Marker Color Wheel

When I am selecting colors for a rendering, I like to have a color wheel as a visual reference. It is a good reminder of how […]
July 1, 2015

Copic Color Marker Flowers

I get all jazzed up drawing flowers and just can’t resist adding the bee. It is typical for me to work for a photograph of the […]
June 25, 2015

Copic Color Marker Rendered Interiors with a Color Scheme

Here are three marker rendering demonstrations that I quickly did for my class using a color scheme when selecting hues for an image.  Each image shows […]
June 3, 2015

Copic Marker and Paper Collage 1

Great to be playing around with my Copic marker images.  In the past, I have enjoyed adding paper collage to my drawings and paintings.  Look forward […]
May 20, 2015

Copic Color Marker Back Hall Rendering

Having fun adding marker to line drawings from my perspective drawing book.  This image was originally used to demonstrates how a simple one-point perspective grid becomes […]
May 15, 2015

Marker Color Rendering Class

Here is one of the first homework activities for my summer marker rendering class.  I am excited to be teaching this class and look forward developing […]
May 8, 2015

Practicing as a Safety Zone

I find freedom when I tell myself that I am just practicing my drawing skills when I am working on an image.  It is like my […]
May 1, 2015

Contrast of Value

One of the important elements of creating a successful image is to have a variety of values.  Here are two key aspects of value, one is […]
April 19, 2015

Flowers and Mr. Bee

It was great fun to create a quick image with one of my favorite flowers and the bee.  The weather is getting warmer and my flowers […]
February 4, 2015

Copic Color Lilly Flowers

Enjoyed using Copic markers to add color to this image.  My inspiration was from a photograph that Chris Murray took in his backyard.  I added a […]
January 22, 2015

Front Door Copic Marker Rendering 2

Doors are one my favorite subjects to draw and this one comes from the historic neighborhood where I live.  While walking the dogs, I took a […]
January 13, 2015

Fun with Markers

Sometimes I just need to have some fun with my marker rendering work instead of taking it so seriously. This birthday card gave me the chance […]
December 24, 2014

Happy Holiday Card

Wishing You and Your Family A Joyful Holiday Season and the Very Best in the New Year!
November 18, 2014

Leaves as a Series with Copic Markers

Still finding inspiration from the fall leaves that I pick up during my walk with the dogs around my neighborhood.  Perfect opportunity for me to quickly […]
November 12, 2014

Exterior Residential Copic Rendering

I had a housing developer contact me for a sample of my work.  They sent me one of their elevations to color render.  Here is the […]