Saturday, August 21, 2010

Apples

working on Apple ideas... this one does not have bees... but will put them in later... I like the green and red mix... fun to use the colors... There are so many different kinds of Apples. My favorite is a Macintosh... but you have to get them fresh..and just the right time... my next favorite is Gala... what's yours..?....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thinking Apples

I want to do a fall painting...and I am thinking of apples... so this is my first idea... I think it must have bees... every September bees are everywhere in Indiana... especially when you eat outside... ... well.. I will be doing apples for a while until I get just the right idea :)...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

furry friends

Some of my furry friends... funny at night I can hear scurrying around up above the ceiling in my room. I live in a very old house in the woods... and I imagine about who it is??... A raccoon family?
Or just some fat mice.... I keep a bird feeder on my window.. often my friendly cardinal comes and peeps softly... looking in at me...while he eats. I turn my head to watch him and we both look at each other and smile...Sometimes I can hear scurrying outside my window in the leaves... I get up and look ... a rabbit hopping from under the bushes out to explore...


I love the sounds of my furry friends... they are there and I am here and we get along ... lovely little creatures..
This was a hot week... so I did not do much painting...but thinking about the next one... waiting for the inspiration...






Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The American Oystercatcher

Here we have another amazing large fellow who makes his nest on the open beaches of the Atlantic Coast... It's northern range is New Jersey shores... They are 2 and a half feet tall... with a wingspan of 32"..and lovely long pink legs... I like their colors.... pink... black , brown, and bright orange...
They use their long very strong peak to open the shells of clams and oysters... but they also eat a variety of sea food...like jelly fish, worms, crabs... They can be seen prancing along the shores at low tides collecting food...

They winter in Virginia and the Carolina's.... They live to be sometimes 40 yrs. old.... that is a lot of beach time...
:)



Friday, August 6, 2010

August Beauty


It was the Farmers market that inspired this painting... the sunflower bouquet...and my favorite basket...made a good combo... and of course our cheery yellow finches had to get into the picture... I think they like it... well... that was fun for a Friday evening...

have a good weekend...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Carolina Wren.... in progress

I thought I would take pictures as I went along... with this painting... I had an overall color feeling that I wanted...very muted.. like an overcast day... I don't think I like the darkness of it...


but it was a fun try... I used miskit on the basket and bird while I painted the background... then I did the bird last... first time I tried that... watercolor is an adventure... it kind of paints itself...


Here is the finished...and then maybe tomorrow I might touch it again... and I might do another painting of this basket...