The Pumpkin Dragon

Through triangle eyes

He glared at the night

He stared at the night

He dared the night


To try and break through

His stalwart candlelight

He had read

Of a serpent

On a medieval page

Who loathed all pumpkins

And in a serpentine rage

Would crush the life

From innocent gourds

Leaving pieces scattered about

For the rampaging hordes

latin dragon medieval

He heard the leaves rustle


And break

Oh no! It was that

Evil and Ancient old snake!


It wrapped round his midriff

And he started to shake

He found it surprisingly fuzzy

For a centuries old snake

And in that moment

As it started to lean

He realized it was only Dummy

Dressed up for Hallowe’en!

Happy Hallowe’en

From Sammy

And Zeus

Medieval Pumpkin Dragon ~ Ink and metallic watercolor, 11×9 inches

My rather shabby Latin reads “Beware the Pumpkin Dragon ~ It will eat your Eyes ~ Your Heart ~ And steal your breath ~ Beware!

©Virginia Spencer,, 2017



A couple of small paintings.

“Rolling Pins in a #3 Jug”

4×6 inches, ink and watercolor.

ink watercolor art.

“Top Hats and a Camera”

5×4 inches, ink and watercolor.


Thanks to the people who put their photos into WetCanvas’s Reference Image Library for all members to use.

©Virginia Spencer,, 2017



April Showers Bring..

Much smorgasborgery.

Starting with some watercolor cherries from a Challenge on WetCanvas (in the miniature forum, thanks Lil, for the photo).

On this, I used only Alizarin crimson, ultramarine and yellow cadmium light.

Keeping it simple.

This dragon was also for a WetCanvas Challenge (in the Sci-fi/fantasy forum, the theme was wings). It doesn’t have any limbs as I am a bit of a defeetist.


*cough cough*

Ahem, pardon me.

This was done from a scanned sketch I did then I added the colors with a photo program. That’s about all digitally, that I know how to do.


My original sketch of the defeeted dragon.

Next up was this oddity. She’s a masthead that has escaped from her ship.

Metallic watercolors.


I’m still working on the linocutting. Having a great time of it.

I decided to make rampants for us. I was going to go traditional but then I thought why use a lion rampant or a unicorn rampant when you can use a Westie Rampant and a Labrador Retriever Rampant.

I intentionally left the rough bits in on this. I liked the look of them.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, everything is growing.

I love Spring!


©Virginia Spencer,, 2017









A Perambulating Possum

A pretty possum

Perambulating past.


Leaving radishes

On my window sash!

possum-radish-paws-small.Perhaps she lives

in a purple house

possum-house-ink-drawingWith other possums

and a little mouse.

They could drink tea

and dance in delight

mouse possum watercolor art paintingAnd when they are tired

They’ll say goodnight!

watercolor by Virginia Spencer.


©Virginia Spencer,, 2017