Saturday, December 10, 2011


Painted this picture to be used as our card for this years celebration.
Wishing all my family and friends
Happiness and Peace during the Holiday Season and 2012, too.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CALLA LILLIES...Watercolor...

A friend of many years became very ill and passed on to better things.
Am wishing peace to Judi's dear family in this time of sorrow.

to all who may visit.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


A photo from Kathryns trip to the Grand Tetons, inspired this painting. She only took about 2800 pictures on this trip... As you can imagine, choices were many, but the shadows in this photo grabbed my interest....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Our Thursday painting day at Kathryns house was awesome.. Kathryn had set the still life in her studio.. Yvonne , an artist friend of Kathryns visited her Wednesday and painted with her. Yvonne did a fine job with her AUTUMN STILL LIFE.. You can view her painting at
After getting to her site, click on "blog" to view this painting.
Amy and I visited Kathryn on Thursday to attempt the same still life... So you should visit Kathryns blog and see her TWO autumn still life.
After viewing these two professionals , you will plainly see level of artists I try to work along side.... Both ladies are dedicated to their art.. They have experienced many work shops , classes and daily practice.

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Love this season!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

MORE CARDS....Watercolor...

Playing around with some more cards for birthdays.
Seems like I have fun using up scrap paper to try to make something worthwhile.
Everyone likes home made cards..

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Monday, October 3, 2011

CARDS.... Flowers....Watercolor

Two cards;
birthday and thank you...
Sometimes it's fun to just "mess" around with the brushed and colors and create an original painting for special occasions.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

YOSEMITE PARK..... Watercolor

This is a painting of a photo sent by Janette Galvin from their family trip to Yosemite Park in September ... she did a fine job of taking some awesome photos... Will probably use some others in attempted paintings...
This is El Capitan on the left, Merced River in the foreground, Cathedral Rock and Bridalveil Falls on the Right...
Maybe this could be better in oil..At least it's something new on the blog.

Thanks for visiting.. More paintings soon..

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SEA TURTLE... Watercolor..

Can you believe it???? I finally got another picture worthy of posting..
My husband, Bill, asked me to paint this turtle, half unwillingly I tried my best.
He has more confidence in my painting than I.
I do believe his likes it and that is important.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

VW THING TRIP: 2011 ... Vacation

What a fine trip to Yellowstone Park, across WY to SD, past Crazy Horse to Mt. Rushmore...
12 VW THings and 28 happy "thingers".
Our annual trip was well organized and lead by Karen and Andrew Lockhart...Many thanks.

The weather was wonderful, maybe a little hot at times, but rather acceptable.. A favorite form of air-conditioner is a wet hand towel around the neck or on the legs...Believe me, it works.

So many wonderful scenes and fun places. We are a happy "gang" traveling the back roads of ID, WY, SD and NV.

Thank you for visiting...Some new painting soon........................................

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Fun time painting this week with Kathryn at her beautiful home.
..The puppy, Bailey was there and enjoyable to be around..
I seem to have luck painting when Bailey is with us!!.
These vases are very attractive, offering a challenge to draw.
Happy 4th of July...
Happy Summer...

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Thursday, June 9, 2011


Well, it's been a very long time between posts..
Spring is here, finally..
Today we painted and were entertained by 10 week old, Bailey..
(a chocolate lab/ mix)
Wish I had half her energy.
Go Kathryn...
Somehow I manager,
not one, but two
worthy painting for nice cards.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011


In March we headed to Coors Bay to visit family and friends in Oregon...I believe the only time the sun shone, was when Bill took this picture of the B&B that we stayed at for 2 nights...Highly recommended..

We sure enjoyed the coast, even in all the rain...

The Nevada desert was just a pleasurable in its own way.. The wild burros were exciting to see. Nice treat..

Sunday, March 27, 2011

THE GONG....Watercolor...

Another watercolor. This gong has been hanging in our home for many years... Kathryn and I decided to paint it for practice... Should be practicing acrylic painting, but keep going back to my favorite. Next week maybe something in acrylic.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011


This is three examples of working in class with
acrylic paint..Am having trouble adjusting.. Did you ever think a paper bag would have so many colors in it??..Ron keeps us thinking and LOOKING.. Thanks for checking. Hope it will get better..

Friday, February 25, 2011

ROOSTER #2...Watercolor

Last week we painted with watercolor and used a picture of our rooster. He is special. Bills new camera lens captures close-ups very well.. Want to try this again, but in a more loose way..
Have some "beginner acrylic" pictures will post next week..Just some class work.
An assignment for class is to sketch at least 15 minutes a day...OK..

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Acrylic Trials....Rooster and Still life..

These are two trials using acrylic paints...
The rooster will be a "pin up" for my sister- in- laws hens who live in the city...
The new medium is quite different from the usual watercolors.
I am taking a class at the College taught by RON ARTHAUD. He works in oil. There is an excitement in his nature that is contagious.

I will get better if I keep trying....

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

ORANGES & WATER... Watercolor...

This week painting on Thursday,
we decided on a still life.
The oranges were handy, so this is the
final arrangement.
Am enjoying the college class taught by
Ron Arthaud.
Next painting will be acrylics..

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ORANGES & WATER... Watercolor...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

AMY IN MEXICO... Watercolor...

Kathryn and I decided to get that
"warm feeling"
that our friend, Amy is experiencing in Mexico. Poor thing is there for the winter months...
Two views of the same picture.
Hopefully my next post will be acrylics.
We are taking a class at Great Basin College, from a well know artist,
Ron Arthaud
You can see some of his work at

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Monday, January 17, 2011

WINTER SUNSET...Watercolor...

Looks like a new painting because Kathryn said it was time...Guess a month is tooooooo long to wait before something different .
Winter is my favorite season, but snow and shadows certainly need to be practice.
I like this picture. It is the second time I tried this.
Maybe have to try it again.

Thanks for visiting..
Don't give up..
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