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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 17, 2015

Creative Inspiration Sketchbook Cover

I love getting a new sketchbook and taking the time to create a collage front cover.  This new sketchbook cover uses a leaf image from my […]
September 1, 2015

Copic Coloring Sunflowers

It was great to have my small 5″ X 7″ sketch pad, pencil, eraser and fine line marker at a meeting I attended last week.  This […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
October 11, 2014

Copic Marker Fall Leaves Sketch

It is great fun to be filling my sketchbook pages with fall leaves that I collect on my walk with the dogs. I move the leaves […]