Sunday, May 31, 2009

In Amsterdam

Oh! Can't post pictures from here...will do when we return home. Most fabulous place in Amsterdam: The Van Gogh Museum! Saw "The Colors of the Night"exhibit with "Starry Night"& "Starry Night on the Rhone"(that may be misspelled). We saw the show in NYC & now here, only two cities. How lucky is that! Van Gogh is my favorite artist. I have taught thousands of children about Van Gogh and his beautiful "Starry Night". It did not escape me how fortunate I was to be standing in the Van Gogh Museum, in Amsterdam, newly retired and gazing at that masterpiece.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I shopped at Sennelier



We went to one of the oldest art supply stores in Paris, dating back to 1887. Cezanne, Monet, and Picasso bought their paints at Sennelier's. It's near the Siene on Quai de Voltaire' It was a rainy morning today in Paris, but we were so excited to be in Sennelier!


We bought sketchbooks and a set of Sennelier watercolors.
Another Paris wish come true!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Here!

We're here and the Eiffel Tower has never looked more beautiful!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mosaic Monday: My Watercolors

I'm very excited to be participating in Mosaic Monday,
hosted by the very talented Mary @
http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/
Click to her site to see the list of beautiful mosaics. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 15, 2009

In One Week



In one week, my wonderful daughter & I will leave for here!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Irises


I'm so happy that it's May!


I love when the garden begins to bloom,


especially the irises!


I can remember loving irises as a little girl.

They are lovely to grow and tricky to paint!


I painted this one last year for my very dear friend!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Very Tiny Indoor Garden



I'm inviting you in again! This time to my tiny conservatory.


This all-glass structure features beautiful arches and a vaulted ceiling.
(It's from Smith & Hawkins)

There's a magnificent black iron baker's rack to hold the tender bulb plants
and the geraniums.


An assortment of pots and urns hold hydrangeas and more geraniums.
Whoops! I left my rusty watering can there!


An orange tree in a stone planter...this building called also be an orangery,
used in Europe to winter the citrus trees.


A wicker plant stand in this corner and, of course, a little blue & white!
There's an orchid on a pedestal by the doorway.


It's always quiet and peaceful here.


The tiniest flowers just flourish.


The blossoms are well cared for and protected.


Wait...what was that?


Yikes! A giant cat!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Every day in May #4


Wisteria Watercolor

Monday, May 4, 2009

Every Day in May #3

This is one I started awhile ago. I finished it for Every Day in May on flickr.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sun Room


Come on in!


This is a great spot for plants and orchids.


A little bit of art...


...and books...


...and blue & white.


A place to read

and a corner to dine.


Perfect for bird watching and...


whatever!

Every Day in May #2

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cosmos


I'm attempting to do a Flickr group called "Every Day in May". It's posted here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/everydayinmay/
The idea is to paint every single day. I'm working on several paintings right now & none of those will be finished in a day. I'm a SLOW painter!