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16 Reflections on Aging

16 Reflections on Aging

Summer 2016 has been a summer of experimentation.  With continued reading on things like eco-dying and rust painting, used mostly on textiles, I had to give it a whirl on paper as well.  Rust dying involves just what it sounds like:  placing rusty old things on paper and getting impressions on the vinegar soaked paper.  … [View Details]

A Brand New Box of Crayons

A Brand New Box of Crayons

This is number 14 in my kimono series.  I wonder when it will end?  Hopefully no time soon!  This one just made itself and has no big message to tell.  It is simply a celebration of color and fun.  When I finished, it made me think of how I felt as a youngster when I … [View Details]

By the Light of The Thunder Moon

By the Light of The Thunder Moon

Is there anything that beats watching the full moon come up on a hot July night cradled by the mountains and floating in a beautiful lake along with very good friends?  Probably not.  This rather unusual-for-me watercolor was done the next morning while the savored memory still lingered.  It is painted on yupo with very … [View Details]

Down the Road and Round the Bend

Down the Road and Round the Bend

This watercolor started as a demonstration piece at an event in 2016.  Sometimes having eyes watching makes the process fairly uncomfortable but things went well as I developed this view down our dusty country road that leads from our home.

Graceful Dancer

Graceful Dancer

This is one of my favorite daylilies in my garden….so graceful and delicate.  I chose an image of one for a demo I did during an event at the Museum Center at Five Points in Cleveland TN.  Demos don’t always work well simply because of the additional eyes watching and evaluating as it goes.  But … [View Details]

John the Vagabond

John the Vagabond

The model for this painting actually entered my life forty some years ago, but recently re-emerged through a descendant’s query.  He was a colorful soul, to say the least, and I made multiple attempts to capture him from an old black and white photo I had.  He was a self-proclaimed vagabond at the time I … [View Details]

Longing for Spring

Longing for Spring

Painted during a cooler winter day, this image of Sugar Loaf in my backyard was done from memory.  Each spring the poppies pop in my garden providing a bouquet of red.  This little 8×12 watercolor on yupo captures the longing for those spring blossoms.

Magical Forest

Magical Forest

Sometimes we just need a little magic in our lives, don’t we?  That’s what this was for me:  a playful bit of representation of one of my favorite parks where trees canopy on the top of me and their shadows cradle me below.  Whether this little watercolor on yupo says that or not, I can’t … [View Details]

Magnificat

Magnificat

I do love my irises!!  And one of my favorites is the elegant white iris given to me by my friend Jenny many years ago.  Every year there are more and they seem more beautiful than the year before.  This is a small painting done with a big heart, a heart of gratitude for life’s … [View Details]

Ocoee Spring

Ocoee Spring

This watercolor on yupo was done after an early evening gathering in the spring with neighbors along the banks of the Ocoee River.