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Sunday, March 31, 2013

I'll Love You Forever

13.5" x 20"  watercolor $450.00

Little girls love their horses and the warmth of their skin and their soft breath.  Children like to feel in charge and when the horse is gentle she doesn't seem to mind.  In fact she seems to love the comfort of children. The little colt is simply observing and learning.

Friday, March 29, 2013

" Yellow Slicker, Yellow Lab"

  40" x 27"  watercolor and collage   $1100.00

Side by side, together in rain and sleet, two best friends are out for a morning stroll.  Nevermind the weather, the day is brighter just because they are together.    Remember that whoever your best friend is, a companion helps guide you to goodness, compassion, stress relief and breaking tensions.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Flowers of London Town

10" x 8"  oil on canvas  $55.00

HI everyone!  It's Holy Thursday.  This is the night Jesus fed his 12 apostles, washed their feet and was betrayed by Judas.  William Blake's poem of "Holy Thursday" from the mid 1700's  indicates that throngs of people, especially fresh faced children, and white haired ladies, raised their voices in honor of Christ.  They were the flowers of london town. Please stop for a moment today to remember loved ones who have died and all others who we don't know, but have given their lives for us.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


10" x 8"   oil on canvas  $75.00

Last week I bought a bowl of delightful primroses, which I adore,  for $12.99.  They have been a fantastic investment, so far. They have given our family hours of joy just from their brilliant colors, lively shapes and freshness, and a break from the doldrums of winter.

Monday, March 25, 2013

"Sundown Sledding"

16" x 20"   oil on deep canvas   $325.00

A cold sky, the last snow of spring and the farm family enjoying a chance to make a last minute  sled run in the gray-pink-cobalt light.  I am always amazed how light affects us.  Brrr!  

Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Sprinkled Daisies"

8" x 10" w/c on 140 lb Fabriano paper  $65.00

Daisies are natural day brighteners with their floaty white petals and their cheerful yellow centers and fern-like leaves. Painted when sunshine highlighted these laughing ladies as it peeked through the clouds.

Friday, March 22, 2013

"Flying Around the Sun"

19" x 13"  watercolor  $150.00

See the birds in flight?  They are harnessing power from the brilliant sunset so that they have enough energy for the day.  Cats and other animals find a nice spot to lay down and catch the rays.  I don't know about you, but the warmth coming into my window on a chilly day is soothing, relaxing, and energizing.  This painting was made with frugality of color.  A couple of reds, an orange and some black. The sideways drips engage the eye in a new way.  

Monday, March 18, 2013

"Rocker and Eggs In Blue"

20" x 28"  w/c and acrylic  $400.00

A comfy rocker and hard boiled provisions for the day.  
Sometimes life can be phone, no electronics, just grab a napkin and relax.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

"Let's Play"

11" x 14"  watercolor  $75.00

Little boys just know how to have fun, romp and tumble,  and play rough.  They fall and get up, skin their knees, giggle and throw sticks.  They are irresistable!  You can chase them for hours and you wear out long before they do. Their eyes sparkle and grins win your hearts.

Monday, March 11, 2013


8" x 10"  original oil on canvas   $75.00

Whimsy, wrapping paper, brightly colored posies, a  little plaid,  and boxes all remind me of happy birthday.  It may remind you of something different, though.  This is the sequel to the piece called lemon refreshment.   Lines, dots, boxes and flower shapes all made with a palette knife.  It is a fun piece that calls out to you like happy birthday song.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

"Lemon Refreshment"

8" x 10"  abstract oil on stretched canvas  $75.00 unframed

Using up the paint left over from another project, I thought  I would just use my palette knife to scrape the paint and put it on my canvas.  I saw a similar painting somewhere and just loved the purple box and the yellow vase, so I tried to recreate it in my mind.  I think the colors are just about right.  I do not know who the artist was, but it took some thinking before I laid the paint on because it was so thick.  I hope you like it!  
Tomorrow I will follow up with another similar painting because there is still some more paint.  This was fun and looks fresh and clean.  It was so tempting to go in and pick at it, but I resisted.  Ha!
If have a good imagination you can see a lady with a scarf on her red head, with a yellow skirt carrying a backpack filled with flowers.