Category Archives: pastel

Taking Flight on a Summer Afternoon

Years ago I watched a documentary on the whooping crane, this huge, graceful white bird whose population had decreased to fewer than 20 birds from habitat loss and hunting by the early 1940s. Very early conservation efforts managed to save these birds from total extinction, though today there are still only around 600 birds including […]

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Sweet Summertime: 25% off all Summer Originals and Prints

It’s hard to believe the longest day of the year is past already! It’s sweet summertime. Windows open to the long days, lots of sunshine along with the heat and storms of summer, I may not enjoy the last two so much but I do love the freedom of leaving the windows open day and […]

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Keep Track of Dates and Events With “Great Rescues Day Book”

I’ve used a day book for over 20 years and have all the arrivals and, sadly, departures of each of my cats along with my friends’ weddings, my nieces’ births and the births of their children, the day I first registered my business name, all that sort of stuff, conveniently included in one place. In […]

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Summer Nature and Wildlife Sampler Box

Above is the selection of items for the Summer 2017 Sampler Box: a matted print of “A Bend in the Road” to fit a 12″ x 16″ frame an 8″ x 10″ photo print of “Market Flowers” “Red Climbers” Fine Art Card “Believe” Photo Greeting Card “Queen Anne’s Lace” photo note card one Flowery Gift Bag […]

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The Quiet of a Summer Field

It’s not about the trees and grass and sky, it’s not about what you can see, it’s about what you can’t see–the hush of a hilltop field on a summer afternoon, the whisper of a breeze, rustle of grass, one bird whistling, and that sense of eternity that I find in the quiet stillness of […]

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A Gallery of Summer Artwork

I’ve featured a few of my favorites, and below is a collage of summer artwork you can choose from.

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Spring Morning Leaves

Spring has reached that tipping point where there are more leaves in all shades of green than winter’s stark branches and twigs. I love winter, but I welcome spring, and this view out my kitchen window is familiar each April. It looks like I’m in the deep woods, but it’s just the line of trees […]

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Rainy Violet Sunset, #30paintingsin30days, Day 22

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 22. I’m still tinkering with the title for this one because it’s also one of my Main Street paintings and I want to get “Main Street” in here somewhere. I have no idea when I […]

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Touched By Evening, #30in30, Day 17

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 16. It’s sweet to study the buildings in an old small town where they rarely rise above four stories tall. I like to look at rooftops and caught this view while walking down a hill […]

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A Gentle, Quiet Snowfall

It isn’t always eternal summer on the trail, though memories might make us think so. Winter is my favorite season to paint. I love the subtleties of color and shape with snow in the air and on the ground, and on the trail I am often all alone with the quiet of a winter day, […]

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