Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer's Bounty

So many flowers in the garden this time of year,
that I couldn't decide which to cut for painting,
so I brought in a variety of colors, scents and sizes.

10" x 8" oil on canvas panel

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer in the Country

While traveling this summer I saw many wonderful country scenes like this.
I painted this one en plein air and finished it in my studio.

8" x 10" oil on canvas panel

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Bright, Sunshiney Day

The early morning sun shines bright and golden,
scattering specks of pink light,
 as it rises behind the lush green of summers foliage.

6" x 6" oil on canvas panel

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Flower Girl

She sold flowers at the local street market,
that she grew with her Mother in their little backyard garden.

8" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel

For sale on DPW auction 
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Wildlife and Wildflowers

I am trying out my new pochade box (top) made by a Montana artist and woodworker.
I used it to paint the watercolor of sweetpeas (below).
These are a few photos of the wonderful wildflowers that grow in the alpine meadows.
I was able to capture a few shots of a grizzly bear digging for eats,
and female elk herd lounging at sunset.
Although I also saw foxes and a moose, couldn't get pictures of them.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wild Sweetpeas

Watercolor and Pen and Ink sketch
of a pretty  little creek where I was camping. 
Bright pink, white and pale pink wild sweetpeas
grew along its rocky banks.
I painted this on watercolor paper
and sent it as a card to my mom.

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