Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pumpkin with Squash

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I've been trying to focus on color and form rather than the subject matter, itself. Mixing color and applying it to canvas is such a pleasant, meditative pastime!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Covered Bridge at Dorena


I spent some more time on this painting and like it better. Perhaps this one has a bit more depth and interest than the one posted previously. I felt I was beginning to slip back into old habits, so watched Julie Ford Oliver's tutorial on fracturing again. After viewing the tutorial, I approached the painting more assertively, and I like the result - it reminds me of the beautiful day we drove down to Cottage Grove so I could paint the old covered bridge.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Time for Witches

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This is the time of year to snuggle under warm covers and read a really good, really scary book!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Chief


My two little grandsons, ages four and seven, stayed with us this weekend. It was too rainy and wet to ride bikes at the park, so we took a trip to GoodWill to see if we could find some fun toys and puzzles to play with at Nana's house.

Graham, my four year old guy, spotted this nifty red fire truck. It is metal rather than plastic and has a silver bell that rings. A real treasure. He had fun with it this weekend and then left it here for his next visit. Nana got to play with it, too...with a paintbrush!