July 4, 2018 Day 4 of #WaterColorMonth Challenge- Hibiscus


Epic fail on trying to paint a hibiscus today. All was well until I added the background. I can see that part of the challenge is that you have to finish each day, even when you are tired and don’t want to keep going. All I can say is that I can revisit this later and maybe do something with it!


Pink Magnolia Tree Blossom -2 – July 3, 2018

Day Three of #WaterColorMonth challenge! The Ukiah Courthouse magnolia tree welcomes spring every year! What would you like to see me paint on the Fourth of July?


Peach Trumpet Vine – July 2

I am taking the #WaterColorMonth challenge and will try to post a watercolor everyday! Here is day 2. May try to add a background later.


Pink Cactus Blossom

June 16 Cactus Blossoms always are a surprise to find in arid conditions, they pop out after a sudden shower and last for a day in sunny glory.


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Visit to Barbara Nechis’s Studio

Laura Holmes Peters and I had an inspiring visit with Barbara Nechis on June 6, 2018 when we visited her studio in Calistoga. Not only is Barbara a warm and welcoming host, her artistic view of the world is awe inspiring and has me thinking of taking my flowers and landscapes in a slightly abstract direction. Step one from her book is “developing independence” and this will be my theme for June and I will focus on using imagination and intuition.


Kangaroo Paw – May 26, 2018

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This close up study of the kangaroo paw plant that grows in a pot on my deck is an effort to simplify the main shapes of the bloom.

Cherry Blossom Vignette: May 17, 2108