Monday, July 25, 2011

Ballerina in Training?

This little lady shows early athletic talent as she tries to deal with some very pesky bugs on her first day outside!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yellow Rose

A yellow rose to cheer your day.  I like the texture underneath it all, this one's a climber.  I'll be posting this painting on my DailyPaintworks site too.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Painted Lady

In between summer storms and bluster this Painted Lady butterfly accompanied us as we walked the beach.  I'm sure the sunshine was just as welcome to both butterfly and beast.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Morgan Creek Farm

The coolest farm on the planet, with the best and brightest flowers is my friend Donna's place.  Those buckets won't be empty for long with all the farmer's markets she hits in the summer.  Look for her in Gig Harbor's Weds. and Sat. markets, it will make your day bright and cheery and flowerful!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Chestnut Tree

A departure into the more abstract for me, I liked going there :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011


This is another collage experiment.  I had no real interest in reproducing the parts of the photograph that I liked but could improve upon some aspects of it, so I collaged the best bits and painted the rest... with a few leaves thrown in for good measure.  This technique feels perfect for a "tribute" portrait where multiple stories are suggested within the whole.  Cabare is an older horse who has been a champion throughout his life, from upper level dressage performance, to teaching new riders, to babysitting young horses and yet there is still nothing better than a meander through the tall grass meadow of a summer evening.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Happy 4th of July.... Celebrate with flower-works!