Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Here's Looking at You!

This is another painting, just completed, for the show in October that I am sharing with Pamela Baker...I am doing my interpretations of her photographs.  This painting is 6" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. hot-pressed watercolor paper.  I am also posting a picture of her photo...as you can see, to make a painting out of the photo, I eliminated some of the gates and farm equipment and I also changed the orientation to more  horizontal format.  Did I tell you that I am so happy to have a good friend who is also a first class photographer and is willing to share her work with me?  Thanks, Pam!  I love these inquisitive cows!!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Antique Truck in Delphos

 This is my latest vintage truck painting.  It is from a photograph by my friend Pamela Baker (www.bakercreekdesigns.com).   The painting is done on a half piece of Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  This will be part of our show in October, 2013, at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio, which will highlight Pamela's photos and my interpretations of them.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Zentangles for Thursday - Thoughts of Marcille

Today is a bad day.  We learned this morning that our sister-in-law passed away during the night.  She had been mostly unresponsive since a severe fall 2 weeks ago with severe brain injuries.  I finished the ironing and thought - well, I should do some painting, but my mind and body didn't really feel like painting.  

I saw the paper chips that I always have around for Zentangles, and picked up the pen and started the meditative process of doing Zentangles...it is a very calming activity...one that I always enjoy, but more so today as I thought of my dear sister-in-law and all that she has meant to me and our family.  She was a loving wife and mother, one of the kindest people I have ever known and a real, gentle lady.  She will be missed.

Friday, May 10, 2013

I finished this little painting this evening.  It is a poured painting using 3 colors - dragon's blood, pthalo blue and cadmium yellow light.  This painting is 8" x 8" and is on 140 lb. hot pressed watercolor paper.  It is from a source photograph by my friend Deb.  Thanks, Deb.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Railroad Truck

I finished this painting today - it will be the painting for the first night's class I am teaching for our next 6 weeks of Intermediate Watercolor Classes in Wapakoneta at Riverside Art Center.
The painting is 11" x 14" and is painted on 140 lb. hot-pressed watercolor paper and is from a source photo by my friend Deb, who lives in Florida.  Thanks, Deb! You know that I always have to do a truck!