Monday, March 31, 2014

Viva Mexico!

We got the paintings up at the Kimball GalleryCoffee Shop in Gig Harbor this afternoon and it looks great!  Contributing artists include those that have enjoyed the hospitality of Charli Meacham at the Lindo Mar over the last couple of years and others who make regular trips to the area around Puerto Vallarta.  Plenty of inspiration and a wonderful variety of styles in this show, not to mention subjects ranging from spectacular florals to a pink flamingo or two.  Definitely a south of the border flavor going on here.    Come in for a visit, the paintings will be up all month.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Wild Hair Day

Youth, when times are simple.  You can get away with a little unruliness and nobody is messing with your mane!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bush Bunny

If it wasn't for the old folks, there wouldn't be all the new cute little bundles of potential cropping up all over in celebration of spring!  Here's to the alert if tattered, tenaciously protective, exhausted but determined "old" folks out there.  You know who you are.  Cheers!

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Good day to paint butterflies.  This is a many banded daggerwing, aka Marpesia chiron from Mexico.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bus Stop Madonna

If you've ever driven the roads of our southern neighbors you'll know that this shrine at a rural bus stop is there for a reason!  Having survived the "chicken buses" in Guatemala, I wasn't too upset by the Indy 500 driver wannabe that we had in Puerto Vallarta, but putting a "gringo tree" next to this shrine was a nod to some of my travel partners!   By the way, a "gringo tree" is aka the Gumbo-limbo tree or copperwood.  Its colloquial name comes from the red, flaky bark that looks like the peeling red skin of gringo visitors who spend too much time in the Mexican sun.