Sunday, May 28, 2023

Rest in Peace Beauregard


Beau passed away on Thursday,  May 25. He was 18 years old. He had a few health issues but it was still a shock. Everything in my universe seems... off kilter.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Still May

 A couple of new images. I finally made it to the nursery to buy some flowers for my porch. And a closeup of my watercolor brush rinsing cup thingy. 

Saturday, May 20, 2023


 Wow, it's been so long since I've posted, I've forgotten how to drive this thing.

No earth shattering news; the days and weeks seem to fly by.

Found this photo of my mom and me at my HS graduation. 

Still painting:

And today, I felt like baking. My mom used to make these at a moments notice. They're a lot of work... delicious though.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, I'm recycling this photo from last year.

Beau and I are both recovering - me from a cold and he from some 24 hour thing. I was worried for him because well, he's 18. But he seems his normal self this morning and for that I am grateful.

I've been painting and enjoying it immensely.  And I'm rejecting fewer attempts these days. I had to paint a snow leopard twice before I was happy with it but painting fur is not easy.

Anyway, be kind to our planet - today and every day.

Sunday, April 02, 2023

Tis the season

For strawberries 

One fom January 

And one from this morning 

Friday, March 31, 2023

Happy Days

 March 30, 2023 Justice begins

Anyway, enjoyed painting this beached boat today.

Image by Antonios Ntoumas from Pixabay

Friday, March 24, 2023

What to paint


In trying to decide what to paint next, I look through my photos and also royalty-free photos on Pixabay or Unsplash. What makes a pleasing photograph doesn't necessarily translate into a good subject for a painting. Originally, my photography fell into one of three areas: family, vacations, or reference photos for paintings. I'm not sure when I began photographing purely for the photo, but it coincided with my painting efforts falling by the wayside. So, here we are today - arthritis prevents me from venturing out much for photos. Even when I wasn't painting on a regular basis, I still did a small painting every once in a while. Now, painting is my main focus. It's what keeps me from getting real stuff done. Lol. 

Yesterdays palette and resulting painting.

Sometimes,  I think the palette is quite beautiful.