Sunday, October 31, 2010


Up and Coming Season

Just a little torn, do I face up to what's in store or live in an underwater fantasy?

The laptop is challenging me to figure out what's up.
I'd wager power supply or battery 
in the meanwhile I'll just paint!

Sounds like a soothing activity...
Perhaps I'll delay on the diagnosis ;^)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Take a trip with me...

Why not? Can't be any riskier than commercial air travel!
Fly Corgi Air and check out the crops along the way.
No need to worry about your seat back or tray table.
Experience the weather, first hand.
I'll let you ride in the front OOPS first class!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Snow in the Mountains

(On the road to Crater Lake)

I heard that it has snowed in the Cascades overnight. That reminded me of my very first visit here. It was over a Christmas holiday and I was so very lucky to have a friend take me everywhere to see the beauty of the Pacific NW.
We traveled many snow covered roads exploring National Parks and Forests. Not exceptionally smart in the dead of winter. 
This painting is actually based on an exciting ride to Crater Lake in a virtual blizzard. Why would I even expect to see that super blue lake in the midst of winter? Visibility was less than 1 foot. The lodge was open for skiers and snowmobilers so we were able to have hot chocolate.  I was able to buy postcards, calendars and many other little souvenirs with the stock photo of that beautiful super blue lake.
We literally crawled back to the car for the trip back to town.  The road was even more covered with snow and only occasionally could you see tire marks from the other fools out on that day.  The snow banks were blue . Yes, blue. They were extremely high, too.
And the world was quiet and all the trees were Christmas Trees.
I had a blast adding touches of interference blue in the shadows on the snow and little bits everywhere representing the falling snow. You know, it looks just like I remember.
Too bad the glistening doesn't show in a photo.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Zoo Painting

It's been a long slow process but I finally quit.
These were the flowers I found at the Zoo.
This is a little bigger than my norm. It's a bit over 10 x 14 and all watercolors.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Glistening Dreams

Snow More

More fun painting stark winterscapes with just a touch of iridescence on the snow.
Most definitely dreams. I live in the land of green winters.
Amen, to that!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I couldn't have been more Surprised!
Fun on Etsy Forums in the 7 Card Draw where challenges stimulate creativity and
every month there is a Winner!
I won last month and here's a photo of my winnings!
Listed clockwise, beginning with top left-
   tapestry316 - Sea Horse 
RaysOfGrace - Early Streamside ACEO Magnet Card 
Lazyhawk - Butterfly
  MagMoment - Big Flower Little Bird
  rsully2sphotography - Squirrel
  johnniebelinda - Daffodil
artistsuetaylor - Monarch Butterfly
Check out the shop of each Prize Donor,
So many beautiful art works available!

Thank You All for sharing your wonderful work!

Looking for more info?
or head to the 7 Card Draw Blog

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Duck Pond

It's that time of year
Ducks are migrating and visiting the local pond
Stop for a visit
and a snack!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More fun with paint

"Glowing Bamboo"

I had so much fun working with Daniel Smith duochrome paint that I had to do more.
The background is cactus flower and the bamboo in the background is desert bronze and saquaro green.
At one angle it appears bronze or gold, at another angle shades of green are visible.
The top layer of bamboo is sap green.
I haven't been able to capture the different colors in a photo, yet!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Take a walk...

It was definitely cooler this morning and brought to mind those chilly winter mornings with the fog rolling in...luring me to take a walk in the "Misty Wood ".

Monday, October 4, 2010

Early Evening in Winter

Early evening and the snow is still falling!
Wind is picking up and blowing the snow a bit, too.
Happy to be inside, enjoying the view with a cup of hot chocolate.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


You wake one morning to a winter wonderland. It snowed overnight!
Then the door bell rings...DING - DONG...
You open the door...