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Friday, February 21, 2014

River Blue

11" x 15"   watercolor   $150.00

Even in the winter warm barren golden weeds line the river like a woolen scarf.  A small lone wooden barn near the base of the mountains shelters livestock. Oh glorious day!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Crash and Flow

5" x 7"  watercolor   $40.00
Lapping and climbing at the edge of mossy rocks, the water composes its own melody of crash and flow, whoosh and  play, hide and seek and back wash.  Steadily surprising us,we adore the game.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Hands

10" x 14"  watercolor, collage, ink    $150.00

As often happens, one idea gets squelched and another emerges when painting.  When this painting looked sad and 
wimpy, I added the collage with used, shredded dryer sheets and glued them onto the lower part of my painting.  After it dried I added more color everywhere, brightening and darkening, introducing colored pencil.  This painting took on a whimsical life, so gold and silver specks and scripture were added.

 When I relax on my porch in the autumn evenings and the aspen tree leaves are quaking, they sound like thousands of little hands clapping.  I love that sound.  Often scripture from Isaiah 55:11 -12  comes to mind

11So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. 12"For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Big grins on my students!

These are my beginner watercolor students with their fabulous paintings.  I am just blown away by this  creative work.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


22'" x 30"  w/c original   $1500.00

Water spills down the rocks, splashing and splattering freshness and calling noisily. 
The fragrance is scintillating because of it's cleanness.   The sight of it is invigorating.  Water is life giving.  Water can also destroy.  Moving water gets rid of debris and pushes things out of its way.  It comes from the sky, distributes the millions of droplets into ponds, crevasses, oceans, fields, and roots, and then evaporates back into the sky after feeding and nourishing  every living thing in its path. What a delicious mystery.