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Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Italian Forest"

10" x 5"  acrylic on canvas  SOLD

After experiencing Italy and the vibrant light and scenery I came back enthusiastic to create in paint strokes the colors and shapes floating in my mind.

"I'll Fly Away"

6" x 6" acrylic on deep canvas painted on all sides  SOLD

I photographed many pictures of this little guy who tried so fervently to enter our glass window.  He would sit on the sill and peer in, with a wondering look, and then fly off, prepare himself for the next dive, and give me just enough time to make a new shot.  Luckily he was actually hitting the screen, so no hard impact.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

"A New Funny Friend"

11"x14"  watercolor  $175.00

 A gentle picnic clown on a miniature motorized bike is all dressed up in his fancy new duds.  He greets and keeps new friends by his unanticipated antics and silly twisted balloons.

Friday, March 23, 2012

"Morning Conversatons" original watercolor

11 x 14  watercolor on 140 # Arches paper  $275.00

Just after dawn she stepped out onto the porch in her silky nighty to sip her fresh coffee and give thought to the day ahead.  Always faithfully beside her is Riley, who is aware of her every mood.  She speaks softly to him and he listens.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


11" x 14"  watercolor on 140 lb Arches paper  $225.00

In a park where I was photographing three sisters in the morning sunshine, this delightful young child had climbed up onto a rock wall, and when she turned around, her skin, hair and clothing were glowing.  The shadows on the side of her face were a lovely soft lavender and the breeze made wisps in her hair.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Liily Bright" original mixed media

6.5" x 10"  mixed media  $50.00

My garden is not perfect, but I do love to putter in it.  Lillies are kind of like stars in the daytime, making the garden twinkle with laughter.  

Monday, March 19, 2012

"I Believe in Spring Iris Impressions" original

9" x 12"  original watercolor $75.00

Last spring the iris popped up to greet me!  I was sufficiently impressed with their sparkling beauty and ancient form.  How do they do it, I wondered?  Year after year, crowded or not, with roots entangled, they find space.  Nice too, that the deer don't eat them.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

"Tangerine Rose" original watercolor SOLD

7" x 10"  watercolor  SOLD

Last summer's roses before the deer snuffed them out in two mouthfuls.  I love the other people's yards or in the meadows.  They never get satisfied.  And they devour anthing soft and fluffyand fragrant!

Friday, March 16, 2012

"Happy Biker'

8 x 10 original graphite drawing $150.00

On a ferry ride from France to England, this gnarly, joy filled man was hanging on the railing, taking in every ounce of beauty that he could.  I asked him if it would be alright to snap his amazing visage, and he gladly agreed.  His character shows in his face, leathery like his jacket, and good humored like his tee shirt and he has a sense of familiarity.  Like someone who has probably worked and played hard, is good natured but tough and tries not to miss out on anything.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"Cloud Poppy" original acrylic

16" x 40"  original acrylic  $550.00

A giant floating, dreamy poppy with a whorl of stamens in the center, which is offset for that just right golden mean placement.  Your eyes can keep moving throughout the white petals with their ruffled, wrinkled shadows, like laugh lines around the eyes.
“Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 18  "laughter is a necessity in life that does not cost much, and the Old Ones say that one of the greatest healing powers in our life is the ability to laugh." --Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA    Laughter is a good stress eliminator. Laughter causes healing powers to be distributed through our bodies. Laughter helps heal relationships that are having problems. Laughter can change other people. Laughter can heal the sick. Laughter is spiritual. One of the greatest gifts among Indian people has been our ability to laugh. Humor is natural to Indian people. Sometimes the only thing left to do is laugh.

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Walter's Buffet" original watercolor

7" x 10"  original watercolor  $60.00

Staying in Walter's home on the golf course in Rancho Santa Marguerita, CA, was like being in an Italian villa home.  His accoutrements were soothing and comfortable and elegantly tasteful.  I felt like the queen mother!  This was a photo of his buffet with Italian tapestry on the wall.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Colorado Reflections"

9" x 12"   oil on canvas  $60.00

On the way home from Grand Junction, I stopped to photograph this amazing scenery.  The trees and red soil reflecting in the frigid icy water.  Clean and pristine the snow was like a blanket hiding the scars of the land.

Friday, March 9, 2012

"Flying Around the Sun"

16" x 20"  original watercolor    $250.00

Geese flying around the red sun with orange flares over a landscape tinged with reflections of the sky.  

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Sun Under the Bridge"

4" x 5"  original acrylic on canvas board  $25.00

Before the day ends the brilliant sun glimmers in the water and between the trees.  This afterglow of a peaceful day of fishing and hiking in Colorado. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012


18" x 24"  original sculptured acrylic on deep canvas, painted on all sides  $260.00

The undulating, blowing waves in sundown sloshing upon the boulders in the Pacific ocean remind me of how violent, yet controlled, the waters can be.  Beautiful, cleansing, yet terrible and mesmerizing.
 original sculptured acrylic 

Friday, March 2, 2012

"The Angel With the Golden Strand"

16" x 20"  framed oil on canvas   $350.00

This angel is holding a strand of gold which is used to weave  the garments of Christ.  

Thursday, March 1, 2012


9" x 15" original watercolor on Arches 140 lb paper  $250.00

This painting laid around the house for 25 years as just the rocks and the tree, but it had something I liked.  Perhaps it was the grayish, misty colors.  One day it attracted me to it and told me about the bushes in the park on a snowy day with blue shadows.  I complied as my brushes wet the paper and bled in the soft fuzziness.  The twin towers seemed appropriate for the background beyond the snow field.  It saddened me a little, but also got me to thinking that maybe it would mean something to someone.  I do love this painting now.