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Friday, March 29, 2013


Primrose are plants hat I usually see as a potted plants. I think I like them so much because they are usually one of the first to show up in spring. I try to buy just one pot but always end up with 4 or 5. ( watercolor, 11x15)

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blue Jar

I like the combination of colors in this blue mason jar (6x6) oil on panel

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


This scene evokes memories of summers spent at a relative's house in the south. Iced tea for dinner and lightning bugs caught in mason jars to be used as night lights.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hanging Laundry

All over Italy this is a common scene. We are so sophisticated here in the U.S that no one ever sees our laundry hanging outside as our grandmothers did. It is nice that we have the convenience of washers and dryers but maybe we are missing something. I love the shadows cast from the clothes.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Savannah Marsh

On a recent visit to Savannah we drove out to Tybee Island. I had always wanted to see the island. The timing was good because March is still a little chilly for crowds as I can imagine what it is like in the summer. The parking tickets are very freely given,I hear. The marshes are on either side of the road on the way out there. Some of my photos were taken as we drove by.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shadow Door

I have been painting a lot of doorways lately. I found many interesting ones while visiting Savannah recently. This is one of those that I took photos of.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Yet another sunflower painting. My sister had an old milk container that had been painted.It really complements the bright yellows of the sunflowers.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Azalea Ribbon

Azaleas aren't usually used as cut flowers or as an indoor plant but this basket was so eye catching I just had to paint it. (11x15) watercolor

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Misty Morning

We are attending a wedding in Athens, Georgia. The daughter of a childhood friend is getting married tonight and it is a wonderful celebration of laughter and friendship and the beginning of a new chapter. I have not been painting this week but am posting a painting I finished a while ago. It is a painting of the Northwest coast. It does a lot to lower my blood pressure to look at this scene.

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Location:Athens, Georgia

Friday, March 15, 2013


Yet another hydrangea. I love the shapes and colors of these blooms.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Floral Convention

I love painting flowers!I have painted them so many times it is almost muscle memory. This painting is 8x10 on panel.

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Location:Johnston St,Savannah,United States

Friday, March 8, 2013


NAPA QUILT (11x14)
  I took a lot of photos when we visited the Napa Valley last fall. I keep finding new ones to paint. This painting  is one of my favorites.

Monday, March 4, 2013


We saw a lot of scenes like this when visiting Italy. There were many small vineyards scattered around the countryside.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Blue Door

BLUE DOOR (12x12)

                    I like to paint pictures of doors and stairs. Maybe for the possibility of what might be waiting for you behind the door!

Friday, March 1, 2013


    This is a still life with pomegranates. I like the shapes and colors of this unusual fruit. I recently had a "light box" made for my still life set ups that makes it much easier to see the shadows and highlights. Add that to my new cushiony mat for my feet and I am good to go!