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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!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cleaning Up


My cat, Pippi, is always scrupulous about her appearance , and she gleams !

watercolor/yupo  9 3/4" x 9"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Midsummer Roses



A painting is about summer's dense tangle of rampant growth - this is the rose's second blooming

watercolor on Yupo   13" x 10"

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cliff Climb



Another view of the climb up the cliff at Joshua Tree.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Climbing The Cliff

Skill and Strength !  Rock climbing in Joshua Tree earlier this year.

watercolor on Yupo 12" x 9"

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mille Fleur





The  allover painting of blossoms, stems and foliage reminds me of the mille fleur tapestries that were popular wall coverings in cold, drafty castles during the middle ages.

watercolor / yupo  10" x 13 "

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Floral Paintings




Top : " Rosebush " watercolor on Yupo  10" x 13"

Lower:  " Sally Holmes " watercolor on Yupo 20" x 26"

 An exploration of color and form , still in pursuit of beauty

I recently posted these painting on facebook, which makes me wonder if this blog is redundant.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Joshua Tree View # 2

This is another view of the rocks behind our campsite. This jumble of improbable boulders didn't stop children and grownups from scrambling to the top.  Sometimes the rocks were a bland neutral color, sometimes they were charged with rich earth tones, changing with the time of day and the orientation of the sun. In any case, painter's heaven !

watercolor/yupo 10" x 12 1/2"