Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Winter Scenes




Small Watercolors on Canvas!  4" x 4" winter scenes.  I have done 17 so far and will have them for sale at the Art of the Gift sale on Saturday.  Cards, gift bags, and paintings! Should be fun!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Below Johnson Grade

Painted last week with the Plein Air Painters of Idaho.  Nice people to hang out with and good painters too.  While on our painting trek, we discovered places around Hagerman that I had not seen before.  This view looks at Johnson Grade, another semi-secret way to climb out of the canyon.  It is a steep gravel road and an adventure in scenic views.  While painting here we enjoyed the crystal clear water and marsh wildlife along the edges of Billingsley Creek.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Rosie's Riverside Trailer

Spent Tuesday painting with friends at Rosie's new getaway place on the Snake River.  As we wandered the property, I discovered this trailer parked on the river bank.  I had to paint it because it reminded me of the trailer that we had when our girls were little.  It brought back nice memories of camping on the North Fork of Deer Creek near Hailey.  This one is now a permanent resident on the river, and a getaway for Rosie's guests.    

Monday, June 13, 2016

Italy Sketchbook




Had a wonderful time in Italy.  It was a busy trip, but I was determined to capture some of the wonderful scenes in my sketchbook.   

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mom's Coffee Creamer

Funny the treasures that remind us of home.  The silver jar with the spoon on the side was on the counter at my parents home for as long as I can remember.  It is a simple reminder of Mom.  She loved anything silver and used this daily to add powdered creamer to her coffee.  Nice memento.  The painting will hang in the dining room at Crossings Winery during the month of May.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fond Memories

Another piece that will be in the Crossings Winery Show in May!  This painting was done from a photo I took years ago when I drove my parents through North Dakota farmlands to Minnesota to visit relatives.  We stopped along the way for periodic rests and I took a lot of reference photos that got stored in a box.  Looking for inspiration for show paintings, I was happy to discover the long lost pics I had taken on that trip.  With both parents gone now, it is a gift to find fond memories of good times with Mom and Dad.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Crossings Winery Show - May!

Busy getting ready for the Crossings Winery Show where my work will be featured for the month of May.  The Show is called SEASONS.  I have a lot of new work to show at the winery and look forward to my Opening Night on May 7.  Stop by!  Would love to see you!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Getting Ready

My entry for Art & Soul this year is called Morning Still.  The contest is in April, but had to get my entry in early, so am posting it now so that I can direct interested venue owners to the site for a look.  This piece is large (22" x 30") and is just a bit of whimsy after breakfast.  The duck usually resides in my husband's office, but was borrowed for this breakfast occasion.  I rather like him!