February 20, 2017
Spring Daffodils

Daffodil Copic Marker Rendering

Last week I bought a container of daffodils and found time to create an illustration with my fine black markers.  It was great fun to add […]
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 […]
September 6, 2016

Cone Flower and Copic Markers

It was fun to add color to my cone flower line drawing using Copic markers.  My goal was to mix several different color markers to create […]
July 21, 2016

Monarch and Milkweed Copic Marker Illustration

Love my opportunity to create illustrations for the Plough & Pantry magazine, which is a Farm-to-table living in the mountains and the foothills publication.  This illustration […]
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 […]
March 19, 2016

One-Point Perspective Interior Sketch

Super full teaching schedule this spring at the college.  One of my favorite classes is the Interior Design Drawing class that uses my perspective book.  So […]
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 […]
September 18, 2015

Window Seat Copic Coloring

Taught a continuing education class called “Sketching for Design Solutions” last fall to a group of professional interior designers. This one-point perspective window seat image was […]
August 22, 2015

Creativity Strategy Finding the Time to Draw

Starting a new semester at the college begins with tons of time sitting at meetings. Fortunately, I remembered one of my creative strategies.   I had […]
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 11, 2015

Creative Strategy Striving for Perfection

A perfectionist is a person who “strives for or demands the highest standards of excellence in work, especially in his or her own work.” Striving for […]
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 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 […]
April 1, 2015

Creative Strategy: Mistake or Creative Change?

One of the common obstacles while learning to draw is the tendency to stop simply because you made a mistake. I would like to suggest that […]
February 23, 2015

Sketching Interiors Practice

The month of February is all about sitting in meetings for me.  Fortunately, I am attending these meetings and not facilitating them. This gives me an […]
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!