Tiny Dancer – Sold

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012

Tiny Dancer watercolor on Cowley’s Kelmscott calskin vellum I photographed this flamingo at the London Zoo. I was in London to attend a reception for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Florilegium exhibit at Kew Gardens. I had Saturday free before I was flying home on Sunday. Where did I go? Well, the zoo of course! I […]

Bursting with ideas from South Carolina!

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

I got back from the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition a week ago today. It is such a creative kick to be around your peers and like-minded people. We get so much energy from each other to go straight home and start producing new artworks. Reality does settle in a little; there are all the little details […]

Italy 2009

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011

Villa Peyron Lemon Egg tempera on panel Image Size: 4.75”H x 4.75”W In the permanent collection of FFAST Museum, Fiesole, Italy Terracotta Symphony Egg tempera on panel Image Size: 3.75”H x 3.75”W Original available at Royal Gallery, Providence, RI Framed Size: 7.25”H x 7.25”W   Statue in a Quiet Corner Egg tempera on Panel Image Size: […]

Been away awhile… Baby llamas, fiber shows and painting deadlines

Posted by on Jun 11, 2010

I can’t believe I haven’t posted in so long, but then again, I can believe it. After finishing all the Italy paintings and getting all my deadlines for printed material done,  I had a painting and an article to write by May 1st… we had 4 fiber festivals to attend, with all the yarn dyeing […]

Final Italy Botanical and an Heirloom Granniwinkle Apple!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010

    While I was drawing the study of the olive branch in Monica’s Orchard, this butterfly ‘flew by’ me. I dropped my pad & pencil, grabbed my camera and followed the butterfly. It went to a flowering hedge where I took some photos, and then flew to a neighboring tree.  A large tree, laden […]

One More Italy to Go!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2010

      Five down and one more to go… I have 5 days left to finish my final painting for Italy. The grapes were really fun, but I think I had more fun painting the iconic grape leaf. When I have a chance to breath next week I will put together a slideshow of […]

Halfway through my Italy paintings!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010

This painting marks my halfway point of 6 paintings for our Italy show. I was supposed to have everything done by 3/18 but got a week’s reprieve – they are now due 3/25. It’s dangerous to give me even just a week more time! But I am confident now that I will make it. Here […]

Grapes & Sunshine, Working hard, Works-in-progress

Posted by on Mar 5, 2010

    I was trying to post more than once a week, but when the deadlines are looming and the stress is building over making the deadlines, sitting at the computer is tough! Here is the progress over the last week or so. I took a painting hiatus to work on the catalog for our […]

Finished Heirloom Beans and an afternoon in Florence.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010

    Gotcha! Can you find the real beans?!! I just had to take a photo of the art with some real beans on it! As I was designing the remaining groups to paint, I kept surprising myself  with how the real beans seemed to look like the painted beans. Without further ado, here is […]

Olive branch, Olive branch, Olive branch…Work-in-Progress

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010

    Olive leaves, olive leaves and more olive leaves. This painting is really taking me back. It’s hard to forget the effect of hundreds of olive trees. The wind catches the delicate silver leaves and the air seems to be magically shimmering with golden “silvery-ness”. I know that’s not a word, but it really […]