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



Lily 2 – January 25

“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
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January 15 – All Lily

Working on doing a Big painting of this Lily.img_1731-2