Friday, July 29, 2011

Zinneas for Marianne

I bought a pack of varied zinneas at the local nursery and they have finally bloomed!
I'm not crazy about the yellowish-white ones, but I'm happy there are a few vibrant ones in the bunch.
Because Marianne can't grow these, these are for her!
And the beautiful cloth they're on was a gift from her when she visited.
I think this would make a wonderful painting!
Okay...bye now :)

Illustration Friday: Obsession

I know what you're thinking.
This lady has a serious cat obsession, right?
The thing is she loves orange tabbies because they look so good with her pink bowls and shoes and that stunning polka-dot dress, but what she's obsessing about at this very moment is how disturbed she is by that green ball of yarn that is messing with her mind.
Who the hell brought that in??

I haven't disappeared completely! My computer hasn't been behaving and I'm still trying to find my mojo. I'll be popping in to see you soon.
Happy weekend!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Animal Eyes

Equal time for animals!
Here are the eyes from some of the paintings and illustrations I've done.
Can you guess what they are?

Trying to stay cool here today. Whew!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Eyes Have It

I didn't have time to participate in Illustration Friday this week. The word is gesture.
I feel the eyes give more signals than any other body part as far as language goes.
Here are a few paintings and illustrations I've done of women, cropped at the eyes.
They take on a whole new look by revealing so little. 

The eyes have it, wouldn't you say?
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Animal Wednesday: Heeeeere's Short-T!! and some ravens...

Meet Short-T, my favorite squirrel! She has a short tail (hence the name) and a white puff on the end of it! Even if you dislike squirrels, don't you think she's rather cute?

Hold on, I have an itch....aaaaah, ooooh. Better!

I think her tail is short because she's been caught before. I mean, she's not the smartest squirrel in some ways. Emma nearly caught her the other day because she came down the tree and walked right up to her! Emma was nearly out of her mind!
In other ways I think she may be VERY smart because she's been around for a long time. She's just a risk-taker I guess. I just adore her!

Do you spot my friends in the afternoon light?

It's a family of four, and let me tell you the juveniles have the most annoying squawk!!
Worse than teenagers who are whiney and use up-speak!

But what beauties, Look at that purple sheen!
Visiting with Short-T and the ravens while sipping a nice Sauvignon Blanc in my own back yard. My little piece of heaven.
Happy Animal Wednesday!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Snippet 11

I do hope to catch up with all of you soon! I spent half of the day at an art festival helping a friend in her shop ( who, of course, sells my wares.)
Click to embiggen the text on the snippet :)

Happy weekend all!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Animal Wednesday: Portrait of a Queen

I'm not sure I've ever posted this before. This is a portrait of my dog, Emma.
I love painting on heavy patterned paper and then detailing it with colored pencils.
Is she not the cutest thing? If only she behaved better.
We're always working on that ;)

Happy Animal Wednesday!
I'm on my way upstairs to have a little siesta with her.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Provincetown: Windows, doors and gardens

On one of my first morning walks I looked up and saw this face smiling back at me :)

The Cape is filled with charm~

Clap on!

Clap off!!  :)

~an artsy shade~

~wonderful pottery at a shop~

~a wine shop that changes its "open" sign to "nope" when it's closed!~

~an artsy door~

~a patriotic door~

and now for some garden shots...

~typical seaside house yard decor~

~in a restaurant garden~

~and KJ's garden~

~swans on the roof~

~and finally, a little kitty!"

Thanks for coming along again. I hope to go back in the Fall and take some seasonal shots.