"JOURNEY TO JUNGLE JIM'S" Transparent Watercolor on heavy weight YUPO 40 x 26" SOLD
I painted this a couple of years ago as a still life demo in one of my classes and really liked the richness of the colors and variety of textures that were possible to paint on YUPO. My friend Mary has it hanging in her studio. If you haven't tried painting on YUPO paper, you're really missing something to be thankful for. . . but it took me two years of experimenting on it to be very thankful. The nice thing is, with YUPO, if you mess up, you can wash it all off and start over. The YUPO surface will wash off completely. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

('Jungle Jim's' is a great place to visit anytime you're in Cincinnati. What started out a couple of decades ago as just a truck stand selling produce is now an innovative, unique and fun complex to shop for ANY kind of food item known to man or woman! It's the Disneyland of grocery stores and even has award winning restrooms.)


Ginkgo trees loose their leaves in one day. The way the leaves lay on the ground under the tree when they fall reminds me of wearing crinolines when we were little kids. The leaves around the trunk on the ground look like the crinolines did when you dropped them down around your ankles, before you stepped out of them.

Since I'm inspired to paint Ginkgos, I'm headed down to the studio and will hopefully be incorporating many things learned this past week from Nicholas Simmons. This painting is just an up close of part a painting we did last week in the workshop. The COLORS!!!!! WHEW! Doesn't get much more dynamic than this. I'm charged up.

Fluid Acrylic Watercolors on Arches HP 140# SOLD