Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Our subject in class last week was sunflowers. I was inspired by Lian Quen Zhen's painting and did my best to get close. Such a happy flower.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Snow geese watercolor


Two weeks ago, I took a a class from a wonderful teacher, Lian Quan Zhen.  I started this watercolor during his class and I just finished it tonight.  I am so pleased with the finished art.  It just goes to show that when you have a wonderful, affirming teacher, learning is easy.

I am so happy with this one, I added it to my ETSY shop.  It's available as a foldover note card.

Monday, May 12, 2014


Friends and visitors !

I am happy to announce that my ETSY shop is open and some of my artwork is available as notecards and prints.

Please visit

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lian Quan Zhen Workshop

Lian Quan Zhen signing his book for me.
What a delightful week this has been so far.  I have been attending a workshop with Lian Quan Zhen along with members of the National Capital Sumi-e Society. What a wonderful teacher he is.  His philosophy is "A beautiful painting depicts the harmony between nature and imagination." I agree!!

I've learned so much in just three days.  It's intense and I love it.

I can't wait to show you what I've learned.  I'll post some of my work from his workshop soon.

It's exciting.