Monday, August 18, 2014

Another one for the aquatics!

"Ladies for the Line Up"
19.5" x 13"

I started out with this group of swimmers and gradually developed the brushstrokes that appealed to me.  It felt more water-like to have the movement of the strokes down the paper.  The grouping also evolved into a more cropped version which helps keep the eye focused on the swimmers in the middle.

Edit:  Seeing the painting online made me realize it needed more color.....So here it is - colorized!  And now I need to stop already....But I do like it better with the addition of the oranges and reds.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

My friend Minja...


Minja having her picture taken at ballet which she disliked.  :)

My friend Minja passed away recently - we had been school girls together in  boarding school.  Prealpina was our "home" for many years and, although Minja thrived there, I didn't so much as I managed.  Years later when I went back to the school - now a hotel - I saw the beautiful view we all joked about - because at 10 who cares about the view?  I just wanted to go home.  

Friday, April 11, 2014

Flowers are not usually my thing...

A couple of small florals - which I don't usually do.  And painting this small is hard!


5" x 4"

6" x 4"

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Falconry display at Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle
Home to the Dukes of Sutherland for 800 years

Andy Hughes - Head Falconer
with a Golden Eagle

Don't be fooled - this Eagle Owl is a fierce raptor
Scientific Name:  Bubo Bubo

Body Length: 2 to 2-1/2 feet (0.6-0.7 m)
Wingspan:     5-6 feet (1.5-1.8 m)
Weight:         3-9 pounds (1.2-4Kg)

He will sit quietly next to you but you can't pet him..and...
I wasn't about to try...

Look at this beauty..
Peregrine Falcon

The gardens at Dunrobin

Friday, February 28, 2014

"Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark Of Night Shall Stay .....". from our Theater!!!

My friend Kristin, gets free opening night tickets for the theater in Washington DC!  And I am her designated companion for this wonderful adventure...She provides the tickets and I provide the ride...And there isn't much that stops us from going into the city...neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night...nor speeding tickets!

At Woolly Mammoth
Summer 2013


With Lance at Woolly Mammoth

"Wait, I'll just take my gum out..."
           Arena Stage

"What????...You took the picture already?"

                                                              "The Velocity of Autumn" 
                                                                        Arena Stage

"Other Desert Cities"
Arena Stage

"Book of Mormon"
Kennedy Center
Summer 2013

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Laps are Next = Field Focus

"Field Focus"
20" x 14"

I love painting swimmers - no surprise there.  But titles for my swimmer themes are running thin - those that might make any sense that is...I shall resort to more fanciful ones in the future which couldn't be any duller than this title! 
"Field Focus" is the new title of this painting.  This girl is focusing on the field of swimmers....