Thursday, November 24, 2011

spring morning

Oil Painting of a spring morning with our Florida furniture in Ga breakfast nook. Has taken me almost two years to paint. every spring, I think of finishing and now i did. I could make some more adjustments but here it is.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cadel Evans

No still life here. John captured Cadel Evans here on the Champs Elysees going for the win!!! First Aussie to win the Tour de France and we were sitting with Aussies Katrina and Vanessa, twins from Melbourne who rented a camper van and followed the tour for about 7 stages. Didn't know any French but learned as they went through the countryside. brave women but you can do great things with a sister beside you!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tiny Dancer

Painting daffodils with Denise made me happy. quick sketch
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mindy's Rabbit

I went to Melinda's and we painted and talked. I finished this later, She loved rabbits and I loved her so everytime I look at this or really any rabbit I think of Melinda. and every once in a while, I'll think I'll buy that for her, she'll like it and then reality hits and I miss her all over again.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Japanese Garden

I have sent this on to GWS 32 National Watercolor Exhibition. It turned out wonderful. I love the colors and guess what I used my imagination for foreground and background. big step.
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Roswell Barn (now deceased)

This 12 x 16 plein air painting was sold and shipped today. The painting of a horse barn that sat on the corner of Mountain Park Rd and Rte 92 in Roswell GA was painted on an overcast spring day. I had heard through local papers that the property was sold and going to be made into a park and felt I had to paint it then and not wait. Good thinking it was torn down later. The small hill with trees survives - the big tree to the left (actually so much more dramatic than I painted it) also survives but now reigns over a very busy dog park and parking lot. The park is the Leita Thompson park and has appalacian style trails running up to 3 miles and length. beautiful natural park. the mountain laurels bloomed this last spring and the creeks were running high.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

In Memory of Coe's aunt

Coe's aunt gave her this pewter pitcher and it made a very nice neutral focal point for all the other bright colors in this still life.
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Lilies, Monarda, Hydrangeas OH MY

30 x 22" full sheet watercolor and pastel original painting of garden flowers. Some from my neighbors garden, plus mine plus the Hydrangeas I had to beg for. Design flaws found out later and fixed but the biggest one was placement which can't be fixed except start all over and I will next summer.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lunch Reflections

Colorful placemats, silver creamer, fruits and vinegar make a still life with action.
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Queen Anne's Tea with Roses

An older watercolor, my first Rose. I do enjoy the blue with contrasting roses but color picked up in the bottom half of the painting in the tea cup. 18 x 24 $100
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

crafty gourds

This painting was fun to paint. very stylized still life with a Rennie Macintosh touch. The painting went fast and smooth. Love it when that happens.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuscon Roses

I call this Tuscon roses because of Mary Elise. This reminds me of her and her place in Tuscon. A happy picture and we sure did enjoy ourselves in Prescott and Grand Canyon at leonard and Chelsea's wedding.
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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Coe's Cloth

Another great set-up, practicing glass. This is a very thick glass square bowl with Coe's cloth and fresh fruit
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Friday, June 18, 2010

two for one

Coe set up this still life and we painted it. and I hadn't painted for a while so it turned out stiff and stylized which was fine but then I got started and fired up and because there was time left painted another 18 x 24 watercolor so freely. that is why I call it two for one. two styles, same palette and brushes and one artist.
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Friday, January 1, 2010

gerberas in a Washbucket

Gerberas are my favorite flower to paint, because and in spite of their
stiffness. I love their colors which shadow nicely and the way you
can arrange them or here the way the plant just naturally arranges
itself in a pleasing way.
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

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This is part of my Susan series. Susan at lunch. happy and cheerful
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

See My Shop

These will soon be available at my shop at

Monday, October 26, 2009

love that shape

These wonderful fresh watercolor paintings are available at

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