Friday, January 31, 2014


This little two track takes off from a road that T's right into it, you must turn left or right.  Straight looks very tempting.

Way back in December we had a nice sunny warm day that took me outdoors it hasn't been that warm since.

Statistics confirm the month of January 2014 as a record breaking historical amount of snow fall in Detroit history and out here where I live we have three times as much snow as the city.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014



This is an interesting composition at least that is how it ended up being after the painting began.  The blue vase behind the orange peel is an eye grabber however the orange pieces and clear glass have their own appeal they seem to work together very nicely.

The minneola is a tangelo, a hybrid of Duncan grapefruit and Dancy mandarin who would have thought?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Apple in pieces

Had time to get a painting done today, yeah.  The workshop starts tonight so this might be it for the week.  Sent some of these fuji apples home with Kaylee for her mom to try, anxious to hear if she likes them.  Kaylee tried to get her to buy them without success.  We decided she just needs to eat one like lays potato chips and she won't be able to stop eating them and everyone will be happy.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bowl of raspberries 2

Yesterday this painting was done however getting it photographed before sunset is part of the process and next thing the sun had set.  This morning before leaving on my trip to Nashville got it photographed.  Now here in Nashville all settled in and hope you like it.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Radiant in yellow

Looking back into the summer photographs from the garden for this one.  This was a new purchase and it did good in my yard, yeah!  This bloom was about six inches wide and the plant had lot's of blooms.   This became a negative painting as those shapes were grabbing my attention.  It was a technique taught for watercolors and it works with oils.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Get me outta here

My grandson's most loved animal "doggy" came for medical attention.  After stitching he wanted a bath.  He has fully recovered and been reunited with Darren who was all smiles and hugs when he saw him.  This makes me the best Grandmother ...EVER.......smiles for me too.

This could be a nice gift for someone who needs to get out.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Red and green

Asparagus in purple rubber bands.  Someone with an eye for color picked this color and it works.  Still haven't actually tried the persimmon need to quit being a scaredy cat and get on with it.

Spell check didn't like SCAREDY ...

All the snow no school it was me and the grand kids we had a blast.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cherry 2

Beginning 2014 with a cherry.  In the fruit category cherries are at the top one of my list.  Were covered in snow this morning yet thinking about summer and the great cherries we produce here in Michigan, happy thoughts and may they continue throughout the year.  HAPPY NEW YEAR.