Wine, Grapes, Bread, 11 x 15, watercolor and gouache.  Thanks for the photo Sari!  Thanks for the items for the still life Sari, Carol, Cindy, and Tania!


Dousing, colored pencil on suede mat board, 14 x 24


Sponsored by Town of Cary Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources


Self Reflection, scratch board and acrylic, 12 x 18


The Cat, scratch board and acrylic, 7 x 5


Hyco Hijinks, colored pencil on gray mat board, 17 x 18

Woolgathering, colored pencil over acrylic (beach wash) on watercolor paper, 15 x 22.  I worked on this one a bit more.


The Queen, colored pencil over watercolor, 9 x 8


Foraging, colored pencil on green mat board, 10 x 14.


Tiger, scratch board with acrylic, 5 x 7.
Did this in a workshop taught by Jackie B., thanks Jackie!  The image is hers as well.


"To the Point", aqueous acrylic on watercolor paper, 29 x 17.
Worked on this one quite a bit more.

"Really..." Watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper, 29 x 20.
I did a lot of work over the painting as it needed a lot of corrections.


From the Garden, 30 x 22, watercolor and gouache, this is an old painting that I spruced up a little bit.


Woolgathering, colored pencil over an acrylic beach wash, 15 x 22


Beach Wash

Submerge the watercolor paper in the ocean and grab some sand and put it on the paper.

Let the sand spread on the paper.

Lift the paper out of the water and let some of the sand and water run off.

Move it around until you get a pattern you like.

Lay the paper on the beach.  I did this the first few times directly on the beach.  I now use a shower curtain or plastic table cloth underneath the paper .  This leaves the beach as I found it.

Several beach washes in process.

Two colors poured so far.  You can see the pour marks.

The final color poured onto the paper.  This will not be quite as bright when it is complete.  The paint used in this example is Golden Fluid Acrylics.  The colors are phthalo blue & ptthalo green mixture, permanent magenta, and black.

The beach wash after the sand has been removed and it has been washed and dried.


"Look" 30 x 17, acrylic on watercolor paper.


Red Beehive

Red beehive entrance after the bees were installed.

First check of the bees.  The beekeeper (my husband) is using the hive tool to gently pry the frames apart.

Green Beehive

Beehive entrance after the bees were installed.

First check after the bees were installed to see if the queen was free, how the hive was faring, and if the food  amount is good (the top feeder is what the beekeepers, my husband and daughter, are holding).


"Ahhhh..." colored pencil on gray mat board, 28 x 22


It's All In the Eyes, watercolor and gouache on illustration board, 15 x 17.  This is an older piece and I finally have a photo of it.

Life's Tapestry, colored pencil over watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper, 14 x 21.  I have posted this before, but have reworked a few areas. 

Searching, colored pencil over watercolor and gouache on primed masonite prepped with Absorbent Ground, 20 x 26


Water Dance, Colored pencil  (and a little Turpenoid on the first layer) on watercolor paper, 22 x 30


Kate's upcoming art shows:

The Kirby Gallery
213 North Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM

Kate's show will hang from March 1 - March 28, 2013

The Reception is Friday, March 1 from 6 - 8 pm

The Caswell County Civic Center
536 Main St E
Yanceyville, NC 27379
Hours of Operation: 8 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday
(336) 694-4591

Kate's show will hang from March 25 - April 23, 2013

The Reception is Sunday, March 24 from 2 - 4 pm


Blocking  the Glare, colored pencil and watercolor on primed masonite prepared with Absorbent Ground, 11 x 14


Mike, 11 x 14, colored pencil  over watercolor on masonite prepped with absorbent ground.


Life Tapestry, Colored  pencil over watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper, 14 x 21 


"Teenagers..."  This piece is two layers of paper.  The top layer is colored pencil on Dura-lar matte paper.  There is colored pencil on both sides of the paper and the paper is translucent.  The bottom layer is watercolor paper with washes of watercolor.  There is textured yellow and rose in the background, light blue under the shirt, and a light peach color under the skin and hair. The image is 17 x 14.