Saturday, February 27, 2010

Treasures of the Sea

Today in Connecticut I unwrapped some of
my favorite shells that I brought with me.
Just seeing them reminds me
of the beach...and when I draw and paint them
I can feel the time when I collected them
and smell the salt air.

I discovered some old treasures in my
Dad's basement, that you can see over here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Works in Progress

While I'm visiting my Dad in Connecticut,
I've been working on my art,
reflections of my love of
Maine, my cats and the birds that
visit our bird feeders.

It's also a nice feeling to be drawing/painting
in the house I grew up in.

In between painting, my Dad and I are doing
some sorting .... you can see what we've been
doing over here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Painting in Connecticut

I'm visiting my Dad for a while and always bring
all of my art projects and supplies to work on wherever I go.
My Dad loves trains and has several trains set up in
several rooms...I managed to find a little space at the
end of one of the tables to paint...the light from the
window is good here.
I'm helping him with his computer, too, over here!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Glimpse of the Work Area

Thinking about what to work on next...
can you see Ellie May?

Monday, February 15, 2010

What's on my Desk

I tend to work on many things at once and
this woodchuck is one of them.
I have a series of photos I took from my window
last summer of this little guy munching greens in our garden.
His fingers were amazing
and he looked like he was enjoying the leaves.
D had to reinforce the garden gate and fence around
vegetable garden to keep these critters out.
It's challenging to outwit them but I must say
I think they are fascinating and cute!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Night time

While working in the studio tonight, my assistant
fell asleep. Time to call it a day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Many Helpers with the Red Squirrel

So inspired by the red squirrels
who have visited our bird feeders
I have started a painting to add to
others I have done of these adorable
( maybe some day to become a book)
I am fortunate to have many art helpers.

Ellie May studies my work and supervises

Brody, gets right into it

and offers his paws of approval.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Birds of Winter

I am surrounded by winter birds and wish to
capture their beauty and the soft quiet quality of winter
with my ink and watercolors. A time for reflection.