artful living fall color 2018
In the rain... there is wonder even out in the rain. (overcast day, Chehalis Western Trail ~ 10/23/18)
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
Oh yes, or beach sand...or smooth stones...
Just a day trip to Kalaloch on the Olympic Peninsula brought me much joy. I went twice in September to breathe, and also to gather photo references for an oil painting commission.
I found a nice spot amidst the driftwood, sand, and stones to play with liquid colors in glass.
I'll make these glass ornaments available for purchase at my November studio art sale.
The landscapes of water and reflections have become an obsession.
garden colors in autumn's light
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.
My first ever successful delphinium starts from seed will hopefully grow flower spikes of brilliant blue next year.
echevaria buds and blooms
translucent symmetry of webs
blueberries and nasturtiums
my neighborhood illuminated
fall leaves and sea shore inspired silks
Everything I have earned has gone into these gardens.
day trips near home ~ fall 2018
teddy bear cove
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plein air and alla prima - in oils
A glance back at the warm days of summer...
This July was my first attempt working small in oils, outside, in one pass...