September 23, 2014

Bird Stream

Thousands of birds flying south in large flocks look like wonderful streams in the sky. When they pass all you can hear is the flapping of wings. 

Title: Bird Stream
Medium: watercolor on paper
Size: 11"x15"

September 22, 2014

Laying in Grass

Title: Laying in Grass
Medium: watercolor on paper
Size: 11"x15"

Last summer day spent laying on the grass, exploring the dark spaces between the yellowing blades.

September 19, 2014

Meadow in Rain

I've been interested in what I call memory landscapes. These are basically landscape paintings done purely from my memory of a place at a certain time. Watercolor seems to capture both elements of memory, the easily recalled bright colors and moods along with the blurry spots that are filled in with a sort of haze. 

The above is my memory of the meadow near my home during a recent light rain. I was in the car and I was drawn to the woods in the distance and the bright golden rod blooming everywhere. The rain made the heat rise and created a brilliant mist. 

September 18, 2014

First Fall Day

We are settling into our new home after the move. Painting has slowed as I find a new schedule that works, its coming together slowly and I am finding more and more time. My husband is settling into a new job and Flora is much more active now. She even took her first steps the other day. 
 Fall is upon us, and as I was walking through a meadow with Flora I was inspired to make a simple, breezy portrait of the first hint of autumn. 

August 13, 2014


Zinnias are out and Queen Ann's lace is covering the Pennsylvannia fields. Bees, black wasps and butterflies humm the ending of summer. I'm painting, cleaning the house for guests, dreaming up stamps to make and planning birthdays. 

July 8, 2014

Sea Memories

Inspired by our trip to the beach, I did a horseshoe crab watercolor. They come to shore to mate and then cannot get back into the sea. While throwing them back I was impressed by their fossil like shape. They definitely left an impression! 

A view from the house we stayed in.

Me and Flora exploring a windy beach.

A horseshoe crab at sun set.