Sunday, February 5, 2017


Finally back to painting!

Friday, December 23, 2016


Merry Christmas!

Our tree is up, shopping done, gifts are wrapped.
Time to enjoy the Holidays.

Best wishes to all of you!

Friday, December 9, 2016

broken wing

This was the busiest autumn I have ever had.
My daughter and I booked into several art/craft fairs, meaning lots of painting, printing and framing.  I  helped her move into her dream house, a lovely Victorian built in 1891,
and helped pack up to move out of her former home.
My husband and I had a great trip to Maine with dear friends.
And, most wonderful of all, our son got married!

Everything was flying along right on a schedule when I slipped on my stairs while carrying boxes.  Down I went,THE WEEK OF THE WEDDING,and shattered my shoulder blade.

Yes, of course my right shoulder blade.

I made it through the Rehearsal Dinner and the beautiful wedding.

There I am with my trusty sling and my wonderfully helpful husband.

Surgery was the following week.  I now have a plate and screws holding me together.
While I can't paint for quite some time and have a lot of physical therapy ahead of me,
I am very grateful.
It could have been a lot worse.


Friday, September 23, 2016

One to Read


Heartbreaking...
Beautifully written.
I'm glad the house was quiet when I finished the book.
I needed time to let it all settle.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Humpback Whale


 image size is 4" x 10.5
paper size is 11" x 15"

Something really different for me.  I suddenly had the urge to paint a whale.
I like to change what I do every so often.

Besides the subject matter, the paper is rough and the palette is minimal (only two colors).
The paper is a natural color, not the shadowy color in the photo.
In the middle of painting I thought "this is so enjoyable".
A few more will be joining this one.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

my palettes


Laura posted her palettes last week.
I enjoy seeing watercolor artists' palettes and looking at their color choices.
These are my palettes, minus the mixing trays.
I have tried the big square palettes, but find I'm the most comfortable with these folding palettes.  
I used my label maker (with the plastic tape) to note the colors
 and then painted charts which I had laminated.
Click for a close-up.
We probably all use the same colors, but it's fun to take a look.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Improbability of Love


Don't miss this one!
A woman suspects that the painting she purchased at a second hand store 
may be of importance.  The book is filled with art, intrigue, cooking and history.
I highly recommend!