Saturday, June 19, 2010

Evening Out


It was a perfect evening to paint outside...and since there is a gorgeous park just down my block.. I packed my small bag of paints... and off I went...

Hardly anyone was there.. I had the whole place almost to my self... except for the birds and frogs..and ducks...and a wedding reception not far away... it was a perfect evening... it would have been even better if someone else were along painting..so we could talk about the beauty...


There was a wedding reception going on over the hill.. and they were toasting the bride and groom... it was too cute... they must of been a really nice couple, cause they said such wonderful things about each one...they sure had the perfect night...



I must go back...and try some more... so much beauty out there...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Piping Plover Nest


The Little Piping Plover makes the nest in the sand ,... with hardly any protection... and here she lays her eggs... how vulnerable can you get.....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Piping Plover


This little birdie , the piping plover... only lives in North America in 3 different spots.... the Atlantic Coast, the Northern Great Plains, near rivers, and the Great Lakes. They are endangered species... that means there are a few left...

They make their nests on the beach with no protection... just laying the eggs in a small indent in the sand... The Male makes the nest , they are called "scrapes", the female then picks the best nest and decorates it with shells and debris as camouflage... I think she is just creative :)...

Both male and female take their turns in incubating the eggs until they hatch, and together they will feed their young... all on an open beach....

You can just imagine how those little eggs get crushed...and dug up.... with all the vehicles, and recreation development going on... I decided to do some studies of them and paint a series... just because they are beautiful little birds with a need of respect...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bouquet


Here is the bouquet from the last blog... I was having tech difficulties.... artists are not techies....

Little Wren


Today while I was working in the garden... I had a little Wren as company. They have the sweetest song... and she was busy in and Out of her little house...as I was busy planting begonias
So tonight I put her in my painting... Most of the week I work in a floral shop designing with flowers...so I guess it is easy for me to paint a bouguet... and fun.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

bits of the weekend


Since I had Sat off this week..wow... it was like a mini holiday... I planned to check out the Farmers Market with my best friend... Oh it was wonderful to see all the fresh greens.... baked goodies... homemade pasta... country music... flowers... It was summer.


I also had the joy of seeing my grand kids.... the youngest one is just too cute.. she is only 6 weeks...and she really smiles.. have to catch that for you..

I was so inspired by the weekend... I had to try a painting.. just a fun one... it felt good to splash around in watercolor... it was a good weekend... have a great week... take time to enjoy the simple beauty around you.