Author: mimitorchia

  • January Challenge

    As usual, Ruthie gave me all sorts of fun challenges for the 30 days in January 15 minutes a day drawing challenge, but this one was my favorite. I had to depict my pet in a famous painting. So I chose Enza, who is 18 and always posing for me.

  • Two exceptional oak trees

    It is with great joy that I can announce that two of the trees we planted at Wing Luke School have been deemed “exceptional” and will be saved from demolition when they build the new school. Here they are in the last stages of losing their leaves on a brilliantly sunny autumn day. This painting…

  • Foggy morning on Beacon Hill

    This has been a spectacular autumn for me; since there hasn’t been much rain (but enough) the leaves are still on the trees, and the ones that have fallen are dry enough to walk through. I have always loved kicking through the leaves, it brings me right back to my childhood. But two mornings ago,…

  • a beautiful autumn bike ride

    Just a little painting, about 5″ x 5″ but I’m trying out some blue paper, so started small. I tried to catch the intensity of the light that we are experiencing every day this autumn. Perfect day for a bike ride!

  • Afternoon recess

    I have lived next to Wing Luke Elementary school for over 30 years now. We cut through its fields, we make snowmen there when it snows. It is a part of our life. Twenty five years ago, I was awarded a grant for improvements and planted a variety of additional trees on the grounds. Today,…