Saturday, June 11, 2016

Midnight Muffin

My daughter is a genius in the kitchen (and pretty much everywhere else!). After cooking a healthy and delicious dinner last night, she put together a late night snack of a flax chocolate brownie with smashed fresh raspberries. It was too pretty not to paint, so I attempted to paint it in a quick loose style, not my usual way but lots of fun.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Above the Fray

Although the creek bed is nearly dry now, the stones on the bank give witness to seasonal battles with rushing water.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Gallery Storefront

Finally painted a little larger and on watercolor paper rather than in my sketchbook, which allowed me to work wet on wet. Boy, does that make a difference. This was a lot of fun!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Spring on Meadow Road

This house reminds me of the one my parents used to point to as we drove along the highway to the coast as being the house where our little family began, way back in the day. It isn't that house, as this one is in Maine, but it evokes the same feeling, set back from the road with a mad jumble of colorful flowers surrounding it. It looks like a happy house to me, one in which a family could put down strong roots.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Diamond Lake

Dad and I spent several days at Diamond Lake Lodge last week, attending the annual conference of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association. Dad and three others founded the group 43 years ago, and it has grown its membership to over 200 writers, so of course he was an honored guest. One morning while Dad attended a meeting, I sat at the window in the dining room of the lodge with a small pot of tea, my sketchbook, fountain pen, and a limited palette of watercolors and worked on this little sketch. It had snowed earlier that morning and was still very cloudy. The scene was at such a distance I couldn't see whether the fisherman was standing in a boat or on a dock but I didn't care. I will probably make this into a greeting card for Dad for Fathers Day as a reminder of the special time we shared at the lake.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rag Rug

Hanging in the strong tropical sunlight, this humble rag rug shone like a jewel.