Every fall, the colors are so entrancing that I try to paint what I am seeing. Sometimes I don’t do too badly. This miniature shows one of my favorite places to walk, the greenbelt on Beacon Avenue. Painted on fine watercolor paper, it measures 4″ x 6″ and can be yours for $50.00. All proceeds go to endangered species conservation.
I painted Seattle’s distinctive skyline, trying to catch the feeling of the giant edifices there. I gave the Smith Tower prominence in my painting but if you didn’t know where to look, you would probably not even notice it. The Smith Tower, the small white building in the foreground, was built in 1914 and was the tallest office building west of the Mississippi for many years. It remained the tallest building on the west coast of the USA until the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair. This painting is for sale, $150.00 buys this 7″ x 10″ hand painted watercolor. All proceeds go towards endangered species conservation.
I am sure I’m not the only person who wondered what Jesus looked like. I’ve seen too many artist’s interpretations of blue eyed blondish smiling fellows, which I found disturbing. He lived in the desert, and shared bloodlines with modern day Palestinians. I’ve tried to capture him several times. I think I’m getting closer. Had to give him an open face, warm eyes, a pleasant countenance. Here he is. Hope you like him.
I painted these lions as the plight of our planet’s lions became apparent to me. We have assumed that we would always have happy wild lions, but that is no longer the case. There are less of them all the time, and they need our help. After Cecil was murdered by an arrogant, law breaking, entitled hunter; I realized that lions need our help too. As with all of my paintings, the International Society of Endangered Cats is where all proceeds of this sale will go.
I stuck the paintings onto a couple of Italian pastry trays that I’ve lovingly saved for over 10 years, and made something even more beautiful. They are ready to hang, just peel the tape off the back.
If you care about lions, you might consider this purchase. A gift for a loved one born under the sign of Leo? Or just someone who loves cats. $125.00 buys them both. Thanks!
After seeing a friend’s flowers on facebook, I decided to try something different, a still life; and this is what I came up with. She had captured a golden glow in her living room, and I wanted to try it with paints. This is the result. The room has a warm glow and the flowers brighten it nicely. This measures 9″ x 12″ and is on fine Arches watercolor paper. This painting is sold!