Monday, September 29, 2008

Apple Tree

I'm painting lots of small, local scenes and my neighbor's farm in preparation for next weekend's Farm Fest activities.  

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Haida Sunset

Sorry for the glare, I'll have to get a better photo in the AM.  Nothing better than an island sunset!  

Friday, September 26, 2008

Lady and the Tramp

Lady and her son, Quest are my neighbors at Gentle Giant Meadows Ranch.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ladies in Waiting

This is a larger version of a sketch I posted awhile back.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

On A Mission

Well I just had to try that silhouette thing again..... and it still wasn't easy!  It's dramatic anyway.  It helps to see a thumbnail version, I think I'll go back and darken the wall, that should help.

Green Eyes

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bending the Corner

I thought this would be quick and easy, it wasn't.  :-I  Guess I have to give the horse and rider their due since they were working hard to make a balanced and elegant circle.  She makes it look easy, doesn't she?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Stepping Out

Cabare is a seasoned dressage horse and perfect babysitter for the young punk, Rainier, from last nights posting.  I painted this one on a smooth board with less stroke texture and more blending..... seemed fitting for this more refined, classy looking animal.  

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Young Rainier, a mophead full of life and enjoying every minute of it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

King of the Coop

I enjoy waking up to this fellow's morning serenade.  

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Signs of Autumn

This is a plein air painting done today at my friend Jo's on Cherry Cove, what a spot!  We are having the best Washington "indian summer" ever, warm and sunny days, cool and star filled nights. What a great place to live.  I'm so lucky.  :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bruno and Bear

This is a commission painting of two much loved dogs. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Spring Pasture, Ladies in Waiting

I like this better in person than here, it may warrant a bigger version since it's so busy.  I'll get a better photo in the daylight tomorrow.  

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fenced In

I haven't painted with watercolor for awhile except for illustrations so thought I'd use up the paint I had out today.  I think I should have started with something simpler :-/

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sea Floor with Bats

This is about as abstract as I get.  The sea floor, and rocks and any solid surface is covered with life in the channel at Burnaby Narrows in the Queen Charlottes.  A perfect spot to kayak but it was a challenge not to tip over while ogling all the colorful sea critters.   

Thursday, September 4, 2008


This is my neighbor and all her "kids".  It's so great to live right next to a big, old fashioned farm with all kinds of critters.  They are joining the local "FarmFest" open house tour of farms here on the Key Peninsula in early October.  I'll be posting a few more paintings of the goats, chickens, horses, cows, sheep etc. and will be setting up to do some plein air painting at the event.  Should be great fun! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Buffet Line

Oystercatcher checking out what the retreating tide has revealed for dinner. Someday maybe I'll figure out my painting "style" but for now, the loose and textural is pretty much fun. :)  Anybody out there have a preference, comment??

Monday, September 1, 2008

Evening on the Rocks

It's a particularly peaceful time when the last light lingers on the rocks before nightfall.