Thursday, June 13, 2019

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall in Concert!

 Saturday night, Jim and I went to see Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at The Smith Center in the Cabaret Jazz Room.  The show was wonderful.  They had a bass player, pianist and drummer appearing with them.  All of the musicians were excellent.  You could tell they love working together and they were having a good time.  Herb Alpert can still play and Lani Hall still has a great voice.  During the show, there was a screen behind them on which photos of Herb's paintings and sculptures were shown along with some old and new videos.  I love his paintings and I like his sculptures, too.  This show touched my heart.  Lani and Herb have been married for 45 years.  You can see how much they love each other in the way they look at each other.  In addition to being a gifted musician and artist, I think Herb Alpert is a very kind man.  He told a few stories and was an absolute delight.  One thing he said at the end of the show was, "I hope you remember the songs we played tonight - no, you probably won't remember the songs, but remember the feeling."  I believe I will always remember the feeling.Check out his art and let me know what you think.  I read that he says his paintings are jazz.  I agree.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hibiscus Completed!

I finished this today.  It's a hibiscus in my mom's garden.  It's on 22"x30" Arches cold press.  I think I'm going to start another floral tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hibiscus WIP

I'm working on this painting of my mom's hibiscus.  Her roses and other flowers went crazy this year giving me lots of subjects to paint.  This is on 22"x30" Arches cold press paper.  I hope you're having a fabulous Tuesday!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

When Life Hands you Lemons...

Happy May!  It's a beautiful day here in sunny, lovely Las Vegas!

Watercolor on 15"x22" Arches Cold Press Paper

Friday, April 12, 2019

Andy Evansen Demo on YouTube

I'm watching this right now.  I'm about halfway through and I think this guy is a good teacher.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


My sister has a Boston terrier named Cora.  Cora is a sweet, beautiful, crazy girl.  Boston terriers often have problems with their eyes.  Cora had to have both eyes removed.  She handled the surgery very well and happily runs around the house because she remembers where everything is.  You almost wouldn't know she was blind.  I painted Cora from a photo of her sleeping. 
This is on 1/4 sheet of Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Book Recommendation!

My sister sent me Dave Barry's new book Lessons From Lucy.  It's not about art, but I'm posting about it because it is absolutely hilarious.  I'm only on page 48, but I've been laughing hard out loud more times than I can keep track of.  Jim laughs just because I'm laughing!  If you love dogs and/or you like to laugh, you should read this.