Copper Kettle / Study

Color! The richness and variety of the orange in the kettle, fabric and flowers are complimented by the blue green of the foliage. To my eye this is irresistible!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lilacs in Bloom

As I prepare for a show in September, I have been looking at work I haven't yet framed, and I came across this watercolor of the lilac shrubs in my yard , I worked on it a bit ( of course ) and now I'll show it !
Watercolor on yupo   25 1/2 " x 20"

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Briceland Oak

This old oak tree is the guardian spirit of our home in the hills. I have painted it many times , hoping to catch it's elusive magnificence , and I will continue trying !
watercolor on yupo 13" x 10"

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Canada Geese II

The deep shadows on the water of Alpine Lake attracts the Canada Geese as well as people.

  watercolor 20" x 26"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sun and Shade

This hydrangea shrub is a favorite subject for me to paint - the colors and textures are irresistible. This version is painted on Yupo.
watercolor  10" x 13"

Sunday, July 5, 2015


This lake is home for a large group (flock) of Canada Geese - adults and chicks. They get to cruise these lovely forested waters in the foothills of the Sierras.

watercolor on Yupo  20 " x 26 "

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Alpine Lake

After a rainstorm at Alpine Lake in the Sierras , the sky cleared to a brilliant blue with huge white billowing clouds racing along.
Watercolor on Yupo  20" x 26"

Sunday, June 14, 2015

"Springtime " winner

This recently posted painting on this blog,  was accepted as one of 100 entries in an international exchange competition with Chinese watercolor painters. I feel honored !