Monday, February 23, 2009

Port Townsend

My husband and I took a class on Swedish massage last weekend in Port Townsend - this was the view waiting for the ferry ride home - with Mt Baker in the background.

For Evelyn...

This is an 11"X14"X 3/4" gallery wrapped acrylic painting for my friend Evelyn. I haven't painted with acrylics for a long time and had fun getting re-acquainted with them.

Mixed Media experiment...

This is an experimental "mixed media" painting. I first painted a quick watercolor on 275 lb hot press watercolor paper then painted a medium on top of that and applied soft pastels to the bottom part of the painting - I left the sky in watercolor. You can kind of see in the photo the texture added by the medium.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


This is my entry for Ebay's monthly Nibblefest contest - each listing starts at only 99 cents! You can get some incredible original artwork at a great price - and it's really fun for the artists too to see all the "nibbles". This month the theme was Vintage Cats. Mine is based on vintage postcard art.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Winter's Tale...

I painted this at Stoney Beach Studio earlier this week and was really pleased with it. The whole reason I painted this (aside from the adorable cat Elaani) is that I loved this little yellow lamp... I ran to get my camera the minute I saw Elaani in a rare resful moment and right next to that lovely lamp.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another little ACEO

Here's another little watercolor miniature - 2 1/2"X3 1/2".

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Little Dusty Bear painting

Here's a fun quick little ACEO - trading card size - watercolor painting of my Australian Cattle Dog Dusty guarding his beloved red ball:)


This is my husband taking a little afternoon journey into Dreamland with our cat Marley.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Seaside Slumber completed

I completed most of this last night and put some final touches on it this morning while listening to some beautiful classical piano music...what a great way to start the day:)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In progress... What's on my easel this week

This is one I've worked on the last couple of nights. I did a graphite sketch first - leaving the open entryway blank because I'm planning to leave that part pretty light to let the sunlight shine in. Just starting to add a little color with Windsor & Newton transparent watercolors.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I Hear Spring...

We had a little sun here today and just for a moment I swear I could hear Spring... And boy am I ready!!

Hearts and Roses

Here's Sam the beagle wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day - with hearts and roses.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Art blog award

Thank you Akiko for the Art Blog Award!!! Here are 7 things I love:
1. Everything about my dogs and cat.
2. ALL animals.
3. Turning on some good music and getting in "the painting zone".
4. Fun outings with my family and friends.
5. Delicious fresh food...Mmmmm.
6. The natural world - hiking, kayaking, camping.
7. And - of course, my husband.
Ok - now I need to go out and find 7 people to give this award to...