Monday, June 27, 2011

Winter Quiet

Winter Quiet

Created in response to the DPW Challenge 
I chose to change the season to get a better view of the mill.
Watercolor on lanaquarelle rough paper this painting measures 7 x 10 inches.

When we hit 90 degrees - looking at this is chilling!  

Friday, June 24, 2011

A little bit of Oregon

A watercolor thank you - 5x7 greeting card of Mt Hood from the other side :D

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Self Portrait

So many fun challenges at the 7 Card Draw so why not combine a couple?
One challenge was a self- portrait and another was how you spent your summer vacation.

Here I am reading the latest Sookie book...see you later!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Oregon sights

A round building atop the hill looking like a little crown in the sunlight.
I bring all my visitors to the gorge for the great views, numerous waterfalls and a few wineries, too.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pool Buddies

Tide Pool that is!
It has warmed up and there is Sun. I was searching through some photos I took at Cannon Beach and found a few of a tide pool at the base of haystack rock. The sea stars were coral colored in some and purplish in others. They look very similar to me - same family different mood? The anemones were mostly green and alive looking but several had a beige washed out look with spots of pink and mossy green. There was a big clear jellyfish on the sand, looking very unattractive. All the mussel shells were open and empty. Sea stars had a feast. For the fun of it, I painted this little trio.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Out my window...

This is only one of many little guys that live in the oaks in my yard. He took the running jump off the roof to get to this plum tree outside my kitchen window.  "Companion" was done in response to this weeks'  DPW Challenge

I will have to start carrying my camera everywhere I go.  Tuesday was overcast and rainy off and on. As we left for errands around 9AM I noted the neighbors poppies and wisteria and thought I should have that camera. Mind you we live in the city. Small city but very populated area. So as I check out the flowers in the yards DH asks "Is that a big dog or small horse?"
My intelligent response was "Huh?"
"In the road" he says.
I look at the street. Running right up the center...
"Neither. That would be deer. Momma and 2 fawns."
She is looking all over but not wavering or leaving the middle of the street. The little ones are running and jumping behind her. Intersection - dead ahead.  We are cruising along at 3 mph.  She stops, now in the middle of the intersection. Noses the fawns close to her and keeps looking around for a place to go.
Time for us to turn away and give her the opportunity to get her family someplace safe.
NO CAMERA and no other cars on the road.