It’s been a while

I haven’t posted on here in quite some time and some good friends recently asked me to post what I’ve been up to.  I’ve been taking art classes, at least two every quarter, since I last posted.  I’ve taken some workshops as well and of course I’ve been working away here in my home studio.  Mostly I’ve been doing homework for my classes, re-learning to draw and use watercolors and I haven’t done too much that just feeds my soul.  But I’m working my way back around to that.  So here are some things I’ve done in 2018 – from my sketchbook:




This quarter I’m learning about drawing birds, but I couldn’t resist the colors – my writing is horrible – next I need to learn calligraphy!


And what’s fun on my easel right now?


Sheep are where my heart is!

Hope you enjoyed this catch-up. I will post more often going forward.  Alexis


Peace and tranquility

I’ve been wanting to paint this for a long time and finally tried it. Hope you enjoy.


Sheep again…

Well, I’m back to wanting to post some paintings to help make myself more accountable to myself!  I’ve set some goals to work on my drawing skills, get more movement in my work and take myself to another level with what I’m doing.  So if you’re interested in seeing my work, it will be posted here.  If you don’t want to keep receiving this email, just let me know.  Enjoy!  These are some sheep – I was experimenting with color.  Comments are always wanted, welcome and encouraged.


Chickadee in Winter

I’ve been home sick all week, but today I finally felt like I could do some work on this.  It’s the second in my series of the chickadees in motion – needs a bit more work, but I wanted to see it here.  Helps me to see the issues!  Enjoy!



I thought it would be good for me to post more of what I’m working on, to keep myself inspired.  Again, if you want to be removed from this list, just let me know.  Here is something I’ve been working on for a while – it’s 12×12″.  Fits with my theme of “movement”.

I’d love to hear from you – suggestions for things you might like to see from me, your thoughts, or just your kind words to keep me going!


December 21, 2016

The year is coming to a close and I haven’t posted very much lately.  But I have been painting, so I thought I’d share some recent work.  I am looking for a theme that I would like to do a series of paintings about and these represent both: “movement” and
“looking outside.”  Nothing is clear in my mind about these, but I’m moving along and I hope to share more in the new year.  Happy holidays and a happy new year to all.


Peruvian Weavers

I’ve been wanting to do a painting of this ever since I went to Peru, so I thought I’d start with a sketch in the sketchbook to learn where the issues are, what I like about the scene, etc. The painting does not do the original photo any justice at all, but I learned a lot and I’m thinking of doing something much more abstract with this next.  I’ll share if I do!


Day 30

This is the last day of my 30 day challenge.  I didn’t quite make 30 paintings, but I came close and I sure pushed myself to paint every day, which was the goal.  Thanks for following along.  I will occasionally post going forward.  Here’s a view from Lake Crescent.  I was trying to use the palette of colors I’m taking next week when I go plein aire painting  next week in the Methow Valley with Tom Hoffman, a local watercolor artist. I slipped a little pastel in there too!



Day 29

Another sketchbook entry.  I’m not sure I like doing the text very much, but it’s a learning experience. I feel like I should have put a kitty on the blanket.  Maybe next time: