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Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Dandelion Fluff #2"

21" x14"  watercolor    $225.00  unframed

In silence and with a whoosh of air,  dandilion seeds will waft windward.  They are lovely and prolific.  
Dandelion is a French word,  dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth".
Dandilions are also loved by herbalists for their vitamins and tummy cures.  
I just remember as a child making bracelets from the flower and stem and then making a wish and blowing the delicate seed heads that resemble upside down umbrellas.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Dandilion Fluff"


21" x 14"  watercolor   $225.00 unframed

In silence and with a breath of air, a dandilion witll waft seeds windward.  They are lovely and prolific.  
Dandelion is a French word,  dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth".
Dandilions are also loved by herbalists for their vitamins and tummy cures.  
I just remember making bracelets from the flower and stem and then making a wish and blowing the delicate seed heads that resemble upside down umbrellas.  


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Simply Bright

10" x 8"  watercolor on 140# cold press paper   $100.00

Like the time you laid down in the tall grasses and srtoked your dogs fur and looked up and stared at the beautiful array of stems and blossoms and periwinkle sky.  At once mind blinking and yet soothing.  This sort of unfinishedness delights the eye and could not be improved by adding more.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Daisies Among the Tongues and Cactus

11" x 14"  watercolor  $100.00

An all day still life class project in October 2012. My students were amazing! Although I did not get photos of their work, I was so happy with their outcomes. So were they! Our subject was an odd combination of mother-in-laws tongues, Christmas cactus and gerbera daisies. Ann had not ever used watercolor before, yet her composition and blending were perfect. Beth had never done a wet in wet before, and her painting was like music.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Memories #1

8.5" x 10.5"   watercolor  SOLD

My daughter sent me these tulips during Christmas and they so brightened my day!  I decided that I have enough beautiful photos of arrangements that I must get busy and see if I can paint them all.  Some are from making bouquets at church from my friend Elaines's garden.  We would go pick them on Sat. morning for nearly 8 years.  The pleasure of being with a master gardener in the dewy morning, cutting dozens of tall flowers, and quickly putting them into fresh pails of water is heady. Their fragrances were astonishing!  What a gift!  I savor these amazingly beautiful experiences with a great woman of honor, delight, humor, and care.