A walk in the park

arboretum2Yesterday I had the good fortune to spend my afternoon in the Washington Arboretum. The sun was shining and all the Rhododendrons and Azaleas were blooming. I tried to show the deep shadows next to the brightly glowing flowers. It’s a lot trickier to paint this stuff on location, but it was fun to try.

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Liberty Bell a fresh try

libertybelltake1222Liberty Bell is part of the North Cascades range, and you can’t get there until they open the roads in the late spring. It’s one of the most incredible rock formations I’ve ever seen and it inspires me to continue to try to paint it. This one’s for sale too. It would look great on your wall. Sweet memories of that Mazama bike ride for many of my friends. Asking $150.00 for it for the wild cats. It measures 11″ x 15″ on fine Arches watercolor paper

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Autumn Colors on Beacon Hill

autumn2015Every 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.

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The forest of my dreams

fancifulforestJust for fun; where there is light and birds singing, and sweet smells and wondrous trees, where animals play and it so very very alive. This is a 5″ x 7″ painting for sale for $95.00 all proceeds go to wildlife conservation.

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My garden in May

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My garden is the opposite of a formal garden. The plants that are growing are either volunteers or tough additions. I grow a variety of native plants as well as european immigrants, like my own ancestors. Foxglove has been in my yard for as long as I’ve lived here, and I’ve never planted it. The delphinium is something I planted four years ago. The orange poppies have happily reproduced for at least 20 years. In every season, something else in my yard glows. Birds, bees, and butterflies love this place.

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