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 26, 2017

Bird Sketchbook Journal

Happy New Year!  This year I am challenging myself to create a sketchbook journal with drawings of birds that I am seeing in my area.  I […]
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 […]
November 10, 2016

The Imperfect Three Pear Illustration

This past weekend I was inspired to do a quick color illustration with three pears came home from the grocery store.  Love that the size, color, […]
October 30, 2016
Red-Wing Blackbird

Red-Winged Blackbird Marker Illustration

It was fun to practice a bird illustration with my Copic Markers.  This is a Red-Winged Black bird hunched down on top of a Sorghum plant. […]
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 […]
April 18, 2016

Beach House Marker Rendering

I was attracted to the architectural design of this beach front home and placement of the palm trees.  The image was drawn in my sketch book […]
November 2, 2015

Value Study with Copic Markers

Having a variety and contrast of values can be a key aspects to a successful color rendering. The contrast of light and dark hues will distinguish […]
October 14, 2015

Sketchbook Cover Design

I really enjoy taking time to create covers for my new sketchbooks.  Here are two of my latest designs.  These are scanned copies of original Copic […]
September 10, 2015

Setting Up Copic Coloring Flowers

I often spend time “noodling” around with my Copic markers to figure out which hues or colors to use in my drawing.  In the image above, […]
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 11, 2015

Copic Color Apple Image

I am getting ready for my next Copic Marker class at Reddi-Arts which is our fabulous local art supply store.  In the last class, the inspiration […]
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 5, 2014

Copic Marker Class

It was exciting for me to teach an introductory Copic marker class at Reddi-Arts this past Saturday morning.  I really enjoyed learning from the students as […]
September 26, 2014

Interior Rendering using Copic Markers

The goal of this rendering was to have a unity of color and a variety of texture and pattern. It was started with a line drawing […]
September 11, 2014

Sketchbook Zinna Pages

Celia, my 5 year old neighbor next door, planted a batch of Zinna’s this summer which became my inspiration for a series of images in my […]
August 22, 2014

Copicart Interior Renderings

Great to have completed another rendered interior line drawing.  Here is a creative strategy that I use when working on an image that takes extra time […]
August 11, 2014

Mountain House Front Door Rendering

I was inspired to create an image of this old front door from a home that visited while in the mountains.  The door was actually salvaged […]