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New Coloring Pages, Mixed Media Painting

There are times when we all feel like we’ve accomplished very little, but look back to find that we really did quite a bit of work.  In the last several weeks, I’ve been continuing to create 2108 calendar coloring pages, with my goal being to have them finished and available for free download by July.  Meanwhile, I created a couple more Farmer’s Market coloring pages:










Other Farmer’s Market coloring pages in the series I’m creating for a 20-page book:

I’m also contemplating starting a series of mindfulness or meditation quote coloring pages:

And I completed a mixed media painting which I’m not very excited about.  I started to record the process for a video, but realized halfway through that I was pretty unhappy with it.

Rolling Hills River

I’ll admit it, sometimes my work bombs.  But it’s okay, because I will paint again!


Horizon Calling in Acrylics, Ink, and Colored Pencil- with video

Horizon Calling

I was compelled to create a painting at a moment’s notice this week, and caught the whole thing on camera; interestingly, some of my favorite works were created in a short amount of time and with little effort.

This painting was created in response to hearing about my maternal grandmother’s passing.  I wanted to create an image that would resonate with her– she was fond of large mountains, being born and raised in the Rockies.  I tried to incorporate a bit of local flora (aspen and lodgepole pine) in the foreground with a dramatic landscape in the background.

If you’re interested, check out the video of the process:

New Coloring Pages: Creating a “Garden” Series

I’m working on creating a garden series for a coloring book.  Here are some new images created this week:


Garden Harvest














Mountains and Sea Sunset Time-Lapse Video

Mountains and Sea Sunset in Acrylics and Ink

I’ve created another version of Cascadia, this time with acrylics and ink.  Cascadia is the unique bioregion of the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and British Columbia, with its rugged mountains, fertile fields, and abundant sea life.

Cascadia in Acrylics and Ink

Cascadia in Acrylics and Ink

Cascadia is also available as a free coloring page and watercolor art download.

Cascadia Coloring Page

Cascadia Coloring Page

Cascadia- Watercolor and Micron Ink

Owl in Acrylic and Ballpoint

I hope all of you had a great holiday!  It seems that the free Calendar coloring pages are a hit for downloading the last few days.  I’m so glad I made them.

Over the long weekend, I created my Owl friend in acrylic paint and ballpoint.  He was originally a coloring page, and I finally brought him to life on a 140 lb watercolor sheet.  He’s free to download, print, and enjoy!

Owl in Acrylic and Ballpoint Free Downloadable Printable Art

Owl in Acrylic and Ballpoint

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Click Here for free printable Owl 8.5″ x 11″ pdf

The Making of Continental Sunrise in Acrylic and Ballpoint Ink

I hope you enjoy this short slideshow about the process of painting and drawing one of my creative landscapes, “Continental Sunrise”.

November and December 2017 Free Calendar Coloring Pages

The calendar coloring pages are all ready for printing and coloring!  I just spent the last month cranking these out, and it was an amazingly exciting process.  I’m really happy to be done with them, though.   The inspiration for November, “Frost Moon” came from “California Dreamin'” and remembering the quiet beauty of tiny, chirpy birds on the bushes– in this case, dormant roses.

November 2017 Frost Moon Calendar Coloring Page

November 2017

Click here for free “Frost Moon” jpg download

Click Here for free printable November 2017 coloring page pdf

The inspiration for December,”Long Nights Moon” came from the landscape and environment happening right now in Northwest Washington.  The air is cold and dry, the sky is crystal clear, and the full moon is pulsing with electricity.  We don’t get many clear nights in the winter, so when we do it’s really special.

December 2017 long nights moon

December 2017

Click here for free “Long Nights Moon” jpg download

Click here for free printable December 2017 pdf

Temperate Stream in Acrylic and Ballpoint

Temperate Stream in acrylics and ballpoint pen on watercolor paper

Temperate Stream in acrylics and ballpoint pen on watercolor paper

I decided to try something different this time, though not too outrageous; I have created watercolor paintings for a long time, but acquired some cheap acrylic paints recently for creating on recycled wood.  I used the paints instead, and I’m really happy with the results.  When I drew over the painted areas with ballpoint ink, the pressure on the paper left indentations as though it had been letter-pressed.  The silver highlights are gel ink.

Do you love it?  Take it! Print and frame it! Put it on a card for the holidays! Click on the links below to download.

Click here for free Temperate Stream jpg download

Click here for free 8.5″ x 11″ Temperate Stream printable pdf

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April 2017 Coloring Page: “Egg Moon”

I’m feeling spring with this coloring page!

April 2017 Egg Moon Coloring Page Hand Drawn

April 2017 Egg Moon

Click here for Egg Moon free jpg download

Click here for free printable April 2017 Egg Moon 8.5″ x 11″ pdf

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