Friday, August 26, 2016

OLD FAMILIAR FAVORITES


THE SENTINEL
There are those things in a person's life that when mentioned or pictured bring back a memory or feeling that is comforting in its familiarity. My father planed many many white pine trees on his farm on a hillside to guard against erosion.  As a young girl, I walked among those pine trees.  It was a place of solitude and comfort. I hope I have captured the essence of those beautiful trees with this painting.
ENJOY

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dog Days

WALKIES!!

This cute little pup was stopped on the sidewalk with its master on a hot summer day.  They had obviously been shopping and I noticed the cup of water that she had just finished lapping up.  Look at that smile!!  She was truly enjoying herself.  

ENJOY!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MOUNTAIN LIFE

Wildflower Day

During our last trip to Utah,  we did a fare amount of outdoor activities, including hiking.
I was very surprised at the amount of wildflowers blooming in the high mountain meadows.  I had thought with such a dry climate that wildflowers would be scarce.  NOT SO!!I hope this little painting gives you a sense of just how abundant the wildflowers are in Utah.  So beaUTAHful.
ENJOY

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

TRUCKS, BRAWN AND BEAUTY

WINE TRUCK

Growing up on a farm, I appreciated trucks.  We always had at least one, and sometimes many.  They were very utilitarian and never got washed or cleaned out on the inside.  They smelled of the last place they had been, and I always loved riding around in them with my Dad.  I spotted this truck during a trip to Italy.  It certainly had seen better days, being dented and rusty.  I loved how the light played along the front door with the nose stuck in shadow.  I also loved how it was parked right on the narrow street/sidewalk without any regard for people that might want to walk there. In my eyes, it was a beautiful beast.
ENJOY!!