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Thursday, May 31, 2012

"Rise and Shine Roses"

8" x 10"  oil  $60.00

Hi Everyone,
These dreamy roses had a spectacular perfumy fragrance and lasted long enough for me to take several photos inside and outside, so I hope to paint a few more rosey oils and maybe some watercolors as well.  Wish you could have had a cup of tea with me and lingered awhile so you could have seen them.  My darling husband sure spoiled me on Mother's Day!  I love being spoiled!  I love bright flowers!  I love my life!

Friday, May 25, 2012

"Deer Garden"

18" x 24"  oil framed  $525.00
A creature with the most moist soft eyes, and gentle nature comes to visit my garden nearly every day....only he thinks it is his garden and loves to snuffle and munch.  My husband always says, "Planting deer food?"  I guess I always hope for those gorgeous blossoms that I see in other people's gardens!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"Ode to Autism"

Ode to Autism (and Patrick)
I barely know you.
You are so like a small stuffed teddy bear.  Who are you inside those seams?  With what are you stuffed?  Where are your dreams and plans?  Whose hearts  are aching for you to think and converse and talk about your world?  Would you exuberantly tell of new shapes, pure sounds, and vibrant colors if we unzipped you? 
Has your world oft times been painful and muddled?  Forgive me for wondering, but I think of you often and pray that  God in His mercy talks your language and has a special place beside Him that only you know about.
If we live forever when we die, (and that’s a long time), then our short time on earth can only be a place the wisdom of innocence wins over the wisdom of the world.
In ny own wisdom it seems to me that you’ve been denied a full and happy life,  but what do I know?  Maybe your joy is inexpressible. 
Anyway little Teddy, full of stuffing’s, and such, please know somehow that you are dearly loved no matter how much of yourself has worn away.
Reveille Kennedy

"Heads Up"

21" x 29"  watercolor framed  $1200.00

These graceful and beautiful giraffe families are seen at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.   It is filled with delightful and well cared for animals.
It is located high on Cheyenne Mountain, and very picturesque.  If you go there, you can also visit Seven Falls for a fee, and you can hike Helen Hunt Falls for free.  Such a deal!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Tug of War on the Meadow Grass"

18" x 24"  oil  SOLD

A little bit of a challenge, with two girls against one strong grandchildren endlessly play and laugh with no agenda except a hope of one upmanship.  Who do you think had the upper hand on this brilliant day?  

Sunday, May 20, 2012

"A Lovely Mother's Day"

9.5 x 14 watercolor  $125 unframed

Fresh cherry roses, and dainty alstromeria with chartruese spider mums in a pinkish vase for Mother's Day from my beautiful daughter, Kristi alongside my metal paint water bowl.   I am the most fortunate of women to be a mom of 5 fantastic kids.  Do you agree?  I know that you mothers out there feel a giant responsibility to be amazing role models.  You are hugely important!

"Daffies in a Teapot"

8" x 10"  watercolor  $75.00

A quilt made by a good friend, a teapot from the antique store and daffies from the supermarket, are striking against one another.  This was a challenging array of shapes and shadows with the play of light, and sooo much fun to create.

Monday, May 14, 2012

"Good Morning Beautiful/"

6 x 6 x 1 //1/2 acrylic on canvas  SOLD

Brave little soldier red breast robin keeping vigilant watch. The miller moths have been an abundant source of fat for the birds this year.

Friday, May 11, 2012


5" x 6"  watercolor  $40.00

A little early morning practice before I begin my day.  I found this set up to be delightful with the shiny book cover and the colorful crayons and pear.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"How Can I Keep From Singing?"

6" x 6"  acrylic   SOLD

A busy little robin was working hard to get in our window.  Luckily he would fly to the screen, hit with his feet, then drop to the sill looking in as if to say, "Let me in.  I live here."  I shot dozens of photos, then simulated where I wanted him to be.

Monday, May 7, 2012

"Little Punkins" finished

11" x 14"  watercolor finished  $350.00

This demo is finished.  I was going to save it for our PP WS meeting as it was in the previous blog, but could not stand it unfinished.  So I will begin another one soon.  The excitement of choosing your very own pumpkin and getting Mom and Dad's approval is a never to be forgotten experience.  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Monday, Monday"

14" x 24"  oil on canvas, framed  $325.00

In my distant past when all 5 kiddos were little, I did not have an electric clothes dryer, but I did have a clothesline in our backyard.  I never minded hanging clothes whether it was sunny or snowy.  So the urge to paint a house with sparkling white sheets came bubbling out and this is the painting that emerged.  I really love it and can almost smell the fragrance of the soap, the wind, and the stiffness.

"Little Punkins"

11" x 14"  watercolor unfinished 

I am creating this portrait of my niece's new daughter for a demo I will be doing at the Pike's Peak Watercolor Society metting on May 16, at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs, CO.  My niece, who is also my namesake has four natural children and 2 beautiful adopted children.  She takes the most wonderful photos, and I am taking advantage of it.  They had gone to the pumpkin farm in the bright sunshine, and everything just glowed.  I am so happy for her and for the children.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"American Hero"

48" x 60"  acrylic  $7000.00

A portrayal of a young fireman running beyond the smoke and burning building.  He is truly an American hero who willingly and bravely gives his all for us on American soil, saving lives and dousing fires.  Firemen will even dress up in their heavy clothing and jovially pose for you, blankets, hat, boots and all if you ask!
This fireman was from Wildland #4 in Colorado Springs, CO.
If you need a large painting of anyone or anything, please call me at 719-538-1031