“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” – Seneca My maple tree, complete with the bird house that the squirrels have enlarged the hole so that they can make it their home and the broken butterfly ornament. Broken when I moved into the house, but still remains tightly nailed … Continue reading My old tree
I had a moment to paint this evening. I thought I’d show a couple pictures of paintings I’m working on. 4”x4” acrylic on wrapped canvas I’m going to have to look at this one under my studio lights to see if I’m really finished with this one or if I still have work to do, … Continue reading Blue Forest
Revising the painting
I couldn't bare to look at that awful painting I had started. I just couldn't do it. Yet, it was what was before me on the easel, so I turned on Beauty and the Beast and sat down to paint. Let's be honest: I was absolutely hating this piece even before I sketched in the … Continue reading Revising the painting
More snow, more painting
Woke up this morning to at least 2 more inches of snow. Above is a closeup of Merlin in the snow this morning. Kevin made paths through the snow for the dogs earlier, but they had nearly vanished. Here's that picture: You can see Kreeli's footprints just beyond Merlin. She's lost in the snow somewhere. … Continue reading More snow, more painting
Changes of the day
Mornings that typically see me writing today saw me pulling splinters out of my hands. Someday I swear I'll be smart enough to wear work gloves. I knew I got a couple splinters while I was working outside yesterday, but I couldn't believe that I hadn't gotten them fully out yesterday (the pains of being … Continue reading Changes of the day
After my post earlier this week about the seasons changing way too soon, I thought I'd lighten it up a bit by bringing in some spring. The seasons do not rule my painting! I've had many people admire my purple trees. I don't know why I like to paint them; they are just fun. So, … Continue reading Purple trees
Winter in the air?
I noticed the leaves on the trees starting to change color in the middle of August. Some people told me I was crazy, even as I was pointing to the yellow leaves on the trees. Per our calendar, we have made the transition to fall, yet some areas of Idaho are going to get snow … Continue reading Winter in the air?
ACEO’s to see
When I'm painting, the whole world seems to disappear. Lately, I've been putting on the Gaia channel, usually to some interview or another, and listen to it while I paint. Except that after about 10 minutes or so, I'm no longer listening; I'm just painting and focusing on color mixing and where the painting wants … Continue reading ACEO’s to see
A tree dreams
A tree dreams of space in this painting.
The nebula develops
Honestly, I never expected the nebula to give the problems that it did. I thought I had this.
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