Wednesday, March 27, 2013

hydrangea chair

a new chair on Etsy
8 x 10

I have been busy painting, in class & at home.
I have an orchid to show you soon, just needs some finishing touches.
I love going to watercolor workshops!
While painting at home (alone & quiet) is perfect for me,
it's fun to be in a studio with other artists.
I learn so much from the instructor and from sharing ideas
and tips with my fellow painters.  It's all so inspiring!
... and there are always new colors, brushes, etc. that I must have ; )

I put all my supplies in the same cart that I dragged in and out of
my school buildings for years, loaded then with lesson supplies, and 
 I bring the same lunch bag that I used to quickly dine from at my desk.

Now I pack the cart with watercolors, brushes & paper 
and the bag with a lunch I can enjoy leisurely at a table of artists.

I'm very lucky to have these opportunities and by using the same old
cart and lunch bag, I'm reminded of how hard I worked to get here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

new iris

8" x 10"
original watercolor @ Etsy

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day and a new print..rooster!

Hope your day is festive!  
My corned beef is on the stove & smells good!

new print on Etsy

This gorgeous rooster is a print of my daughter's original pastel painting.
She worked from a photo my son had taken.
It's a beauty!  Click to enlarge the image to appreciate the details.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

new prints

on Etsy

Just back from a month in Florida sunshine.  
So much unpacking, laundry, cleaning, etc. to do.
Last night, the dishwasher filled up with suds and flowed out onto my 
kitchen floor.  Surprise!!!  Some dish soap must have sneaked in 
on something.  The remedy: After you scoop out as much as you can,
pour white vinegar on the suds & run the machine again.  Suds are gone.
I also took out all the dishes & did them by hand.  Welcome back lol!

No painting for a few days, but at the end of the week is one of my favorite times:
The Philadelphia Flower Show
The Longwood Garden Orchid Show!

My daughter and I love to go & take loads of pictures. 
She is by far the better photographer!