Time for a Zen Stroll

Peace Time to refill the wells from Nature. Time for a Zen Stroll. Is it just me, or does anyone else feeling a little bit hmm… bemused… lately?   Take a Walk It seems we are being bombarded with all sorts of news these days.   With the mind overloaded with the news, I decidedContinue reading “Time for a Zen Stroll”

Sketching, Life and Nature

What is she  gazing down upon? What is she,  thinking and what is she feeling? By inferring, or hinting at things  just outside their view,   my objective is to engage the viewer more.       Sketches Fast and Loose Photographs often, though not always,  spell out a subject with exact precision.  Recording textures, veins, size,Continue reading “Sketching, Life and Nature”

Summer Retreat

Good Morning! With so much news to share, its been really challenging for me to choose which topic to begin with since my return from summer break.   Summer Summer?  Yes, well,  it is a wild and wet, brisk, winter here in Perth. Refreshing, shall we say. But it is summer, in Seattle.   TheContinue reading “Summer Retreat”

Sunshine and Roses

Bright and Summery. Who can resist roses with their beguiling perfume and lovely colored petals?     They have a way about them, don’t they? With them…. its all sunshine and roses.                 Even though I now have a most delightful rose garden, I still get ‘inspiration’ elsewhere.Continue reading “Sunshine and Roses”

Summer

The word, “Summer” conjures up a myriad of thoughts, ideas, feelings. Fun.   “Summer” It might evoke thoughts of ……   By gone days. Picnics in the past, spent under a shady tree while the warm breeze rustles the sun dappled leaves. Or in the cool peaceful breeze of the patio.   For the underContinue reading “Summer”

Watercolors Rescued… from the bin

A moment of despair.  It didn’t go as planned. The result was not what was expected, wanted, desired. And so, it was crumpled. Torn. Thrown away.  Discarded. How many times, how many ways, how many things does this relate to? I wonder. We often panic too soon it seems.     Rescues Both of theseContinue reading “Watercolors Rescued… from the bin”

Where, Do You Paint? … my kitchen counters

I have a studio, with 2 art tables and easels.  I have 2 art tables set up on the patio.  And still,  many, many times I paint on the kitchen counter. It doesn’t really make sense. Especially to the someone who has gone above and beyond to assemble said studio, those tables and the gearContinue reading “Where, Do You Paint? … my kitchen counters”

How Much Do You Paint?

“No, I don’t really paint, as much as I used to do, ”  was my response the other day. I wished I’d had a camera to capture all those expressions from my group, right then!   You could see a million things running through their minds. Shock.  Say it isn’t so. How is that, possible?   But….Continue reading “How Much Do You Paint?”