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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Lapacho Tree"

9" x 9"  mixed media  $45.00

Rosey colored blossoms on a tree so frothy, so cotton candy and raspberry ice cream all at the same time.   This is where I want to sit, underneath the blossoms, and let them drip onto my head and surrround me like a bed of silken garments and I will lay down and slumber for 1000 years in a South American country where they grow.   Just call me Rip Van W.  Or call me Winkle.  I like that!  
Close to wrinkle, but not quite.  Cuter than wrinkle for sure!  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Samantha"

8" x 10"  watercolor   SOLD

Samatha as a beagle puppy is so appealing with her giant bone and huge soft brown eyes and floppy lips and ears.  A friend asked me to paint it for her friend, because Samantha had now passed to a better place.  I loved painting this because it was very personal and I was so hoping that the painting would ease the pain of losing her.



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"A Shower At the Broadmoor #3"

21" x 29"  watercolor on 140lb Arches paper   $1050.00

In Colorado Springs, the Broadmoor is one of the European 5 star hotels known worldwide. I pass it often and think of interpretive, whimsical ways to portray it.  Since I love umbrellas it seemed appropriate to add them with the slapping rain.  This is the third one and is slightly different from the other two which are sold.  Now if you stay at the Broadmoor, please think of this painting and smile.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Porch Petunias"

8" x 8"  acrylic on canvas   $SOLD

Frothy, flirty perky petunias on my front porch remind me of a cool ice cream cone on the 4th of July.  So much fun to paint and so fragile.  Dripping over the side of a pretty ceramic container, the poor things have recovered from hail and deer.  They look darned good right now, don't they? The great thing about canvas, is that it can be washed pretty clean if the paint hasn't dried, and you can begin again, as I did, with a ghost image.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Peak and the Gods"

8 x 8 acrylic on canvas board  $70.00

One of a  kind sandstone formations, with a view of Pike's Peak behind it is magnificent and a gift to the city of Colorado Springs from the children of Charles Elliot Perkins, open and free to the public since 1909.  Garden of the Gods Park is 1320 acres in size. There are roads throughout the formations with a visitor center nearby. It can be seen from several spots in Colorado Springs about halfway up the mountain and was not involved in the Waldo Canyon fire, thank goodness, but it was close!  This is my interpretation without photo reference.  Not accurate, but stunning, tactile,  fleshy nonetheless, and poetic.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lacy Lilacs, Daffies and Tuliips

9.5" x 8.5" watercolor on Arches 140 lb paper  $150.00

My friend, Elaine used to grow the most gorgeous flowers for our church decor. We would cut them on Sat. morning and arrange them for the altar.  When they were ready to go up, I reveled in getting my face in the petals and green leafiness for a full intake of freshness and fragrance.  That "bouquet" would last me all through the week and enhance my spirits.  Also the friendship and hard work of the gardener that went into the planning and caring for such an amazing array of plants would send my spirits soaring.  Thanks Elaine!  Then I also was given the privelge of photgraphing them.