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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Golden Opportunity


5" x 5" oil on deep canvas  floral   still life   $50.00
Every day is a golden opportunity to seek God's beauty.  Sometimes the smallest blossom, maybe a leftover from the taller stems, should not be discarded.  Their fullness, contained in a small apothecary jar, spills life and joy in a dark corner. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Big Gulper and Little Yellow Fish


16" x 20"  fabric collage on canvas   $250.00 framed

This fishy creation can be seen at Dale St. Cafe in Colorado Spring, CO. After making several banners for donations with cloth and fabric paint, these fabrics just tugged at my heart.  It is not a fine art painting, but rather a curious underwater scene crafted with various prints and colors. shapes and sizes glued onto the canvas side by side.  After the glue dried, I added gold fabric paint with a fine pointed tube attached.  That covered all the edges and further secured the fabric.  It is covered with glass to keep it clean, then and framed and hung.  I was so intent cutting and pasting while making it, and found later it had only taken 2 hours to create sans paint or frame.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stunning Snowscape

11" x 14"   watercolor   SOLD
Rising mountains, blanketed boulders and glacier stream melt numb the nose. 
Snow takes prisoner the land just for awhile and then is sucked up to nourish seasonal newness.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sugar Sherbet Snowfall

11 " x 14"  watercolor      $100.00

Some time ago I had seen the sun shining through the evening clouds with the brushy limbs and the ancient  tree stumps at the bottom of the trunks and always thought I should paint that scene.  When my students wanted to learn snow, I remembered the scene and thought, why paint blue snow?  Let's get creative.  I had so much fun planning this peaceful painting.  I let the spirit of the painting come through, and challenged and delighted myself.  Notice the repetition of shapes and colors.  What would we do without repetition?  Just think of our cells, the grass, bricks and hair.  How about learning?  Repetition is sooo important.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lit From the Attic Window

11" x 14"  watercolor  still life    $300.00 matted

In all actuality, I had gone looking for a proper vase up into the attic, with this spray of sunflowers in my hands, thinking, "I should have given these sunflowers a drink first.  After laying them on the wooden table, the light struck them through the window.  "Oh" I thought, "how beautiful"!  And so I progressed through the stages of photographing and marveling at the freshness and the lights against the dark shadows.