Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Dark Night and Rising Moon"
8 x 10
"Silent Night"
8 x 8 inches
I worked on some Heron paintings last week. These two are framed and on exhibit at the
Excelsior Inn in Eugene. Both are for sale, separately, framed.

Friday, January 30, 2009

her beautiful portrait photo was flawed by the dangling mouse!
My submission for Illustration Friday...and the word "flawed"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Northwest Icon"
This painting, about 12 x 14 went into the Excelsior Inn and Restuarant the other day, after a
collector had stayed at the Inn and purchased three paintings.
The rich iridescent Gold in the background reminded me of an icon, hence the title.
These are stately, silent birds.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hummingbird's Home
I really wanted to capture the warm morning light and this tiniest of little
nests that hummingbirds inhabit. I once saw a picture of a baby, way overgrown, bigger than the
little nest really, just clinging to it so he could still sit there. The nests are miniscule.
We get them here in the summer on our beautiful Mimosa trees..and hummingbirds love the pink
flowers on the trees.
This little painting is for's already framed.

Friday, January 23, 2009

"Upward Bound"
My submission to "Illustration Friday" for the word "Climbing"

Friday, January 16, 2009

I recently stumbled upon a group that submits illustrations every Friday which relate to a certain topic. This week's topic is the word "Pale"...and this is my first submission.. she walks by the pale light of the moon, "Walk, by Moonlight".

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My first couple of weeks of painting again have felt so good..remembering the feel of the paper and vividness of color. I am working on a small series of paintings with birds in them...all Originals are being exhibited and are for sale at the Excelsior Inn in Eugene.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

We are laughing a lot lately with our two characters Collie, Nick....and HIS Kitty, Mista Kitty.

These guys are always chasing each other around with big smiles on their faces. They are totally in love...and are very very funny....Collie love...

Friday, January 09, 2009

How to start again?...I just returned to this blog to realize I haven't been here since mid-july...and yes, there is a reason. To try to put it into the short version, July 25th I had a total knee replacement..this would have been enough, but aggravated a back/shoulder/arm problem by using a crutch on only one side of my body..I was miserable with pain and tingling down the arm (ugh) and trying to keep up with yucky knee excercises. One month or so into this I pass a Gallstone and need immediate surgery to take the gall bladder out..OK...I made it through THAT one!..I am just recovering (only ten days) and the disc in my back ruptures and I am back in the hospital for disc surgery. All this 5 weeks ago, Dec. 24 given the OK to start removing the cervical collar I had to wear for 6 weeks and I can drive again!

I hope I never have to write another post like this one!....Started painting and working again about two weeks ago....I am returning to LIFE!