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summer rain

post0038July is usually a pretty dry month here in Seattle, and when it does rain, it normally doesn’t even register more than a trace. But this morning, We were awakened by the noise of rain drops, and it rained for quite a while. It even thundered, once. I looked into my back yard and the scene was so dramatic, with the glowing leaves uplifting and the deep darkness behind from the canopy of big leaf maples behind. Fly away, little postcard.

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The woman cave

arleneshousefSo, I’m not easily impressed. But when my friend posted a photo of this wonderful little cabin of hers in the woods, I just had to paint it. Surrounded by woods and flowers, this cabin glows like a jewel in the broken sunshine.
I hope I did it justice!

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Magnolias against the sky

magnoliasI was at the Arboretum, and saw this tree glowing; thought it would be worth painting. This is a 1/4 sheet of Arches watercolor.

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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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Pallas cat, master of disguise

manulsnow my reference for this painting was a photo taken by a Russian naturalist, and posted on a Russian cat conservation website. Since it’s been so hot here, I liked the idea of painting some snow, and, why not a cat too. The Manul, or Pallas’s cat lives in the most inhospitable places. They are about twice the size of a housecat, but have very low ears, a very dense furry coat, and round pupils in their eyes, like humans and large cats have. This painting, which measures 7″ x 10″ is for sale, only $100 plus postage. All proceeds go to wildlife conservation programs.

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