watching: the Dick Powell show

I know everyone only has so much time in the day, and subscribes to all those channels with so many shows, but I’m going to throw this out to those of you who enjoy old television. The Dick Powell Show is an anthology show, with top-notch writing, directing and acting. I’ve watched about 20 episodes,Continue reading “watching: the Dick Powell show”

paintings: a succulent, and a bunting

So peaceful, green and serene. Perfect for someone who does not have a green thumb, but would like to bring inside one’s home the beauty of nature. I painted from a reference photo shared by Vanessa Jackson.  11″x14″ oil on cradled wood board. Available here. Sweet, cheerful, and oh so colorful. I painted from aContinue reading “paintings: a succulent, and a bunting”

paintings: a coneflower, and a warbler

The lacy edges of the flower petals captured my imagination. The blue/green bottle also spelled a challenge. I painted from a reference photo shared by Sandra Hudson. 6″x12″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. SOLD, thank you! 😀  I love his pose, and his bright coloring. I painted from aContinue reading “paintings: a coneflower, and a warbler”

paintings: an avocado, and a bluebird

Birds are favorite thing of mine to paint. Every one so unique, reflecting the panoply of nature. I painted from a reference photo shared by Kaye Earney. 8″x8″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. I attempted to paint an avocado many years ago, and I completely failed. The gentleContinue reading “paintings: an avocado, and a bluebird”

(not so) wordless Wednesday

I had some success propagating new hydrangeas using the bend-down-and-bury-a-branch method. I took a low branch (still attached to the mother plant), scraped off a little bit of the outer green bark layer, and buried that portion under a little bit of dirt and held it down with a big rock so the branch wouldn’tContinue reading “(not so) wordless Wednesday”

paintings: a bee, and a boy

 Bright orange and yellow captures all the glory of summertime. 8″x10″ oil on cradled wood board. Available here. Sold, thank you! I painted from a photo shared by Kim Unsweqiis. I loved this moment, the graphic bright red of the pail, and the boy’s feet. I wasn’t sure I could capture bare feet, but I thinkContinue reading “paintings: a bee, and a boy”