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The forest of my dreams

August 16th, 2015 2 comments

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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Callas flowers in watercolor

July 3rd, 2015 1 comment

Sometimes it’s nice to paint white flowers, they are both fun and challenging. A fellow artist took this snapshot and gave me permission to use it. This painting measures 5″ x 7″ and it is for sale. $50.00 takes it home to anywhere in the world. All proceeds go to endangered species conservation.

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My garden in May

May 27th, 2015 1 comment

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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Spiderwort revisited

May 1st, 2015 3 comments

spiderwortaHiding in the shadows in the Tallahassee neighborhood I stay in can be found these tiny purple flowers. They are a triumph of geometry and color. And each one lasts only one day. Anyone cultivating them? This 5″ x 7″ painting is for sale, $50.00.

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Live Oak above all

May 1st, 2015 1 comment

liveoakaThere is literally nothing that has as much presence and majesty in northern Florida than the Live Oak trees. In the glittering sunshine they stand tall, with their upper leaves touching the clouds and their limbs an inky black. Surely in the days before air conditioning, sitting under one of these would save your life. I continued to do studies on a tree near where I was staying, this is the most recent. It’s a 5 x 7″ painting and is for sale. $50.00 buys this.

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