Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dancing Feet

Poetry by Dawn Brown:

This colorful star fills my heart

With joy & laughter.

While its blinding colors, Red, Blue, & Green,

Shines like the morning star.

I watch it for many hours

As it crawls on the sandy beach.

It moves towards its family.

Does it have 5 legs?

Seven legs? Ten legs?

Or only Six?

These so many.

I can’t tell which one starts

And which one ends.

Rocks, seaweed, and water.

The little creature swims for more.

Curling up its legs as it finds a home

This little creature wants love

And nothing more.

Its tentacles stretch as it walks on end

looking for some place to rest.

As it settles down for a night.

The little Seastar says,


Monday, January 25, 2010

Bones by the River

I found elk bones by the Quinault River last year on a late winter expedition. I'm getting restless for an "expedition" soon!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Here's the mate to yesterday's post. A classic "Morris" the yellow tabby. They'll make a colorful pair anyway.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Here's a cat of a different sort. This one was a bit of a challenge from the photo ref. but I do think I'm making progress in the cat likeness department (and their eyes are so fun to paint) One more small one to do.... a classic orange tabby.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tiger Tango..... in progress

Progress view of a new painting, trying the Golden "open" acrylics again. It's been fun so far keeping it loose, going for the action!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Rosco & Kyla

Here's another pair that I painted for the holidays.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tiger Tag

Seems fitting that the first painting of the year be tigers at play in this year of the Tiger, 2010.