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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!

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"

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Joshua Tree #1

 Joshua Tree National Park : an amazing place !  Five days of family camping and we only began to explore this unique environment of vast high desert and jumbled rocks tossed around by careless giants.

This is the first plein air sketch of the area behind our campsite - watercolor 10" x 12 1/2"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lilacs In Bloom

One length of my backyard fence are lilac bushes that were probably first planted in the late '40's. When I come down the stairs on April mornings, I see a wave of soft violet and magenta blooms. I appreciate this kind of wake up.

watercolor/yupo  25 1/2" x 20 "

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Houseplant on Windowsill

This plant sits on the sill of a north facing window and provides a visual diversion even on overcast days.
watercolor / yupo  12 1/2" x 10"

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Red Tulips

This clump of amazingly red tulips just appeared in one corner of my yard. They are like royalty appearing amongst humble folks - you can't ignore them !
watercolor on yupo  10" x 12 1/2"