April Nature Desktop Calendar: Tea for Tulips

I knew I’d love to paint the tulips, but I really needed to learn to paint the rust on the teapot. I intentionally kept the background vague and loose in shades of green and neutral tones to complement the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows and extreme detail in each of the tulips. The frothy white […]

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April Feline Desktop Calendar: Holly on the Rocker

A LITTLE WHITE LIE is sometimes what it takes to save an animal from a bad situation. Well, that and a convenient cereal box, but it all works out for the better. . . . . . . . Holly’s dad was working on his apartment building in a small town 50 miles from his […]

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Welcome Spring, Two Garden Flags for $25.00

$25.00 for Two Purchase two garden flags for $25.00, a $5.00 savings! Choose from these garden flag designs with code 25FORTWOGARDENFLAGS Looking at photos from last year on this date I can see that not only daffodils but creeping myrtle and even forget-me-nots were beginning to bloom. I’m getting a little impatient for color! My […]

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See You This Saturday, April 7, at Pet Search Spring 2018 Art, Craft and Vendor Show

SPRING 2018 ART, CRAFT and VENDOR SHOW BENEFITTING PET SEARCH and HOMELESS ANIMALS Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 American Legion, 168 Park Avenue, Washington, PA Time: 10:00 am-4:00pm I’ll be there with all my handmade goods, artwork, books and greeting cards, things you’ve seen and all new things as well—including inspirations from nature and wildlife […]

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A Block Print for Eagles Hatching

Watching the eagles busy at their local nests, keeping house, feeding, hatching their eggs, it’s time to share this print. This linoleum block print captures the moment of landing for an eagle, head pressed forward, eyes focused, talons extended ready to capture the branch, wings extended, all feathers unfurled to put on the breaks for […]

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We Were Listening to Granados, de Falla and Rodrigo

If you don’t know your Spanish classical guitar composers, now is your chance. I was listening to them while I painted this, but it could also be that Fromage was listening to them when I took the photo of her while visiting her family on Easter four years ago. I got to see my former […]

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April Nature Desktop Calendar: Tea for Tulips

I knew I’d love to paint the tulips, but I really needed to learn to paint the rust on the teapot. I intentionally kept the background vague and loose in shades of green and neutral tones to complement the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows and extreme detail in each of the tulips. The frothy white […]

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Sunbath, a Study of Sunlight Because of the Cat

A study of winter sunlight, because there’s a cat in it. It’s a very simple scene: a black cat having a bath in front of a white painted kitchen cabinet with chrome handles, and a yellow and orange patterned carpet, but the play of light has fun with the colors and objects. Brilliant light streams […]

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Dreaming of a Warm Summer Morning With Geraniums and Parsley

I’m ready to look out my back door and see this colorful, welcoming scene. Typically when I look out my back door I see my big vegetable garden, lots of perennial flowers and wildflowers, and my everlasting pink and red geraniums, some of which are 15 years old and saved in the basement each winter. […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Rocky and Bullwinkle

I’ve had just a few portraits of cats and dogs together and Rocky and Bullwinkle is just about my favorite mostly because of the play of light that we decided to use. The light and shadow and the colors from the brilliant sunlight turned a kind of a typical portrait into one that is really […]

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