Wednesday, June 30, 2010

childhood memories

Firefly Season

As a kid this was my favorite time of year. Armed with a mayonnaise jar with holes punched in the lid, I headed out into the summer night to catch some fireflies. All my friends and neighbors were out too. The adults were just admiring the sight while all the kids were trying to make their own night light in hopes of being allowed to sleep out in the yard.

Monday, June 28, 2010

big brush little painting

River Sunset

This was so much fun! Paper soaking wet, brush is 1 inch wide and go to it! I never enjoyed 300 lb paper until this one.

Funny, the brush was almost as big as the paper.

OK, the birds were added with a 6 round when the paper dried :D

Saturday, June 26, 2010

largest most delicious local berries

I found the most Perfect Red for my palette...and then I ate it!

Just a little bit of fun before the strawberries are gone.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Little Bigger

This poppy portrait is 11 x 15 or a quarter sheet.

Just a little bigger than usual!

This was definitely fun to do so I'm off working on a couple 17 x 22 hoping they will be at least twice the fun.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Give Away?

Skyward This little daisy is catching some rays. An original watercolor ACEO measuring 3.5 x 2.5 inches.

Thanks for visiting my blog...

This mini painting could be yours. Yes, I will give this painting away on July 1st. To enter just post a comment here on my blog. On July 1st, I'll draw a name and that individual will be the new owner of this ACEO.
When I announce the winner, that individual will need to email me with their mailing address.

Monday, June 14, 2010

SUN two days in a row...

and more california poppies

Now they are open and everywhere! Happy little bits of sun popping up in fields and in the rocks. It's so nice to see them, perks me right up :D

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

...and the break goes on...

Having fun and thinking summer (cause the weather still isn't cooperating)
I dragged out the shell collection!

seashells 2

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rain Drops

"Rain Drops" on blue bells a mini painting was created with Daniel Smith and M Graham watercolors on 140# CP Fabriano cotton watercolor paper. The May Challenge in Watercolors Wet N Wild was water in its liquid form. I finally completed this just a few days late. Oregon supplied lots of rain but the campanula just bloomed.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Like a Challenge?

Little Light

It's a new month for the 7 Card Draw Experience on Etsy and the challenge is "light".
Open to any interpretation...

Curious? Come and check it out HERE

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Theme Time

Big MOON Light
Nothing like a theme to spark some painting. The ACEO Theme this month is MOON.
Big MOON Light reminds me of summer nights when I was a kid. Running around playing hide and seek with friends by moonlight.

Moon Life
Lets be real. There is no life on the moon. So here is the occasional visitor waiting for takeoff! Yup, the rocket is silver. I spy a tropical storm hanging around Baja. This was a fun thing especially the sparkly parts.

Full Moon
No escape! Camp in the middle of nowhere and the moon still finds you.