Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fall Gathering

Fall Gathering
(work in progress)
22x28" watercolor

I love the warm colors of fall. 
Who knew how many colors of orange are in a pumpkin.
I was holding back on painting the gold silk, with it's embroidery and folds.  
However, I just jumped in one edge and it has been flowing ever since.
I hope to have an update very soon.

Monday, November 22, 2010


This image finishes out the four paintings I have entered into a 6x6 competition at the Randy Higbee Gallery. This is going to be a great event. The opening reception will be December 4th, and I am told it will run through December. So if you are interested in picking up a small jewel as a Christmas present, I suggest you make your way down to Costa Mesa. Randy also might be posting the images online. I will check on that. Though I do suggest you have the pleasure of meeting Randy. He himself is a gem.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Max 4/09-11/10

It has been a sad an lonely weekend. Our little guy Max had to be put to rest. I found out he had feline leukemia. I am not sure this is what took us to the vet on Friday night. Yet the x-ray showed that some type of a mass was cutting off his air passage and lung capacity, so he was in a bit of respiratory distress.
I think he knew something was happening all day, because he remained very close to me. It was a hard decision, but one that I know was the right one.

He was a good little guy. Quite timid, but learned that I was his friend and was tolerant of my advances. He lost his sister a few months back. He let her out the sliding screen door, and she never returned. We live in coyote country, so... the end of the story is fairly clear to us.

Recently Max had stopped playing fetch, or if he did, he sauntered over to the item he was expected to chase. I thought he was just depressed, but now I know... he just didn't have the energy.

He was loved and will be greatly missed.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sweet Little Paintings

I am preparing a few 6x6" paintings for a holiday show at
The Randy Higbee Gallery.
Here are two that are close to being finished. A tweak here, a tweak there,
and I can then submit them.

I planned out my composition prior to having purchased the sweets. Each mini painting is a part of a larger image. I hope that you can see the interconnections.

The first two are set aside, so that they can dry a bit. Then I can do a quick touch up here and there, on the details.


Friday, November 12, 2010

On the Easels

I sometimes catch myself with multiple projects going at any given time. Enjoyable madness.
I just thought I would share a few that are in the works at this time... at least the ones that have room on the easels.

I am also setting up a still life for some small 6x6" panels. Yet it is so beautiful outdoors I am tempted, to pack up my paints and .... So wonderful to have choices.

Grateful and truly blessed.