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Sunday, October 26, 2014


9" x 12"   watercolor  $250.00
My aunt Claudine had Irish Setter show dogs.  This Irish Setter reminded me of her.  The fun part is that when we used to visit her,  this "show dog" was her baby and would sit on her lap while she knitted.  His front legs would be on the floor.  My aunt was, artistic, and talented and her meals were always delicious.
She believed in me and taught me to knit when I was 8 years old when everyone else thought I could not learn how.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Naturally Inspired by the Sea

From beginning to end, this painting bewitched me.  I loved every minute of the detail, the waves, the colors and the serenity it brings.  Even though I a not a swimmer, the sea is calming and beautifully brilliant, a place I love to visit with family and an influence I compare with the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Biggest Sunflower

9" x 12"  watercolor  $150.00

I set up a demo for my students, and am certain that I enjoyedd it as much or more than they did.  After they left, I decided that the bottomwas too plain, so I added some lace.  The flower was enormous and I probably should have given it a larger vase.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Colorado Grackle Morning

6" x 6"  watercolor   $90.00  
Permission to paint this grackle came from my friend Jim Bensberg.  He takes great photos.  
I wasn't certain what type of bird he was until I looked up blackbirds.  His wings resemble irridescent butterfly wings and his feathers shine in a bluish glow. Soak in the sun, Mr. Grackle!

Saturday, October 4, 2014


6" x 6"   watercolor  $50.00

Aiden is the handsome, adorable 11 year old son of Jones LeFae.  Jones is an archeologist and  is my son's fiance'.
Aiden is very cerebral and very sweet.  Aiden is fun and funny.  He hangs out with Jack, my son, loves animals and onions and is an excellent student who plays soccer and enjoys the computer.  I know he has a fantastic future.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Clean as a Robin's Whistle

6" x 6"  watercolor  $50.00
The birdbath is as necessary for a robin as it is for us.  After swimming they preen and put on their fine frocks and flit throughout the garden to entice their lover and to escape their obligations for awhile.....that is....until their ravenous chicks cry out for food.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Glorious Season

4" x 12"    acrylic    $150.00

A trip last Sunday to the mountains provided so many gorgeous autumn views and there were crowds lining the winding roads making memories.  As we wound back home darkness was beginning but somehow the aspens still held their glow.  Irrisistable!