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.”
Georgia O’Keeffe, Georgia O’Keeffe    IMG_1775.JPG

January 15 – All Lily

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

January 10th – All Lily& Amelia

So I bought some lilies for inspiration. Plus I found a great quote from Amelia Earhart about trying what has not been done before, “Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.” This is a little trickier for art than flying, but maybe not… anyway here is my Lily painting so far!

January 9th Blue Monday

It’s a blue Monday for me, rain usually means good painting, but today is an exception. IMG_1717.JPGIMG_1716.JPG

January 8 Watercolor of a stormy sky

Okay so trying to do a sunset and the vibrant colors are such a contrast with the grays of the weather today. img_1720